Looking for some inspiration to shake up your Lenten meals? We’ve got you covered with a collection of seafood recipes that are anything but boring. From the convenience of your air fryer to the simplicity of a sheet pan dinner, these dishes are designed to make your Lenten cooking both easy and exciting.

Cod piccata on a plate with asparagus and rice.
Cod Piccata. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Air Fryer Scallops

Air fryer scallops with green beans and rice on a plate.
Air Fryer Scallops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Air fryer scallops offer a quick and easy seafood option for Lent, cooking to perfection in minutes. The accompanying chive, garlic, and lemon butter sauce adds a burst of flavor, making this dish a simple yet elegant choice. Ideal for a Lenten meal, it combines convenience with the luxury of a restaurant-quality dish right at home.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Scallops

Blackened Cod

Blackened cod served with tri color quinoa.
Blackened Cod. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Blackened cod brings a rich, flavorful option to Lenten meals with its simple pantry seasonings and quick pan-sear technique. This dish is a testament to the ease and rapid preparation of delicious seafood, making it a go-to for a nourishing Lent dinner. It’s a straightforward and delightful way to enjoy fish.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Cod

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Blackened mahi mahi over white rice.
Blackened Mahi Mahi. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Enjoy the simplicity and flavor of blackened mahi mahi, a perfect choice for Lent. With a homemade seasoning blend and quick broiling, this recipe promises a delicious seafood meal in minutes. It’s an excellent example of how easy it can be to prepare a tasty and fulfilling Lenten dinner.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Mahi Mahi

Maple Mustard Air Fryer Frozen Salmon

Maple mustard air fryer frozen salmon filet with broccolini on a plate.
Maple Mustard Air Fryer Frozen Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Maple mustard air fryer frozen salmon is a lifesaver during Lent, offering a hassle-free method to cook salmon straight from the freezer. The sweet and tangy sauce elevates the dish, ensuring a delightful meal that’s both easy and quick to prepare. Perfect for when time is of the essence.
Get the Recipe: Maple Mustard Air Fryer Frozen Salmon

Sheet Pan Turmeric Salmon

Turmeric salmon with cherry sauce and roasted broccoli rabe on a plate.
Sheet Pan Turmeric Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This sheet pan turmeric salmon, paired with garlic cherry sauce and broccoli, is a vibrant and healthy choice for Lent. Its anti-inflammatory benefits and straightforward preparation make it a standout dish. Ready in no time, it’s ideal for a wholesome Lenten dinner.
Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Turmeric Salmon

Ahi Tuna Kabobs

Cherry glazed Ahi tuna kabobs over a spiralized salad.
Ahi Tuna Kabobs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Ahi tuna kabobs glazed with a tart cherry balsamic reduction present a unique and flavorful seafood option for Lent. Served over a colorful winter salad, this dish is as nourishing as it is visually appealing. A creative and easy way to enjoy seafood during Lent.
Get the Recipe: Ahi Tuna Kabobs

Air Fryer Cod

Air fryer cod on a plate with green beans and rice.
Air Fryer Cod. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Discover the simplicity of making air fryer cod, flavored with lemon and spices for a tender, delightful meal ready in under 20 minutes. It’s an excellent choice for a quick and easy Lenten dinner, combining convenience with flavor.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Cod

Air Fryer Crispy Fish Sticks

Air fryer fish sticks with remoulade dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Crispy Fish Sticks. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These homemade air fryer fish sticks offer a gluten-free and eggless option for Lent, proving that convenience and health can go hand in hand. Paired with dijon remoulade sauce, it’s a fun and tasty meal, ready in no time.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Crispy Fish Sticks

Air Fryer Garlic Ginger Shrimp

Garlic ginger shrimp on air fryer tray.
Air Fryer Garlic Ginger Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

From freezer to plate in under 20 minutes, these garlic ginger shrimp make a flavor-packed Lenten meal. The air fryer does the heavy lifting, providing a simple yet delicious seafood option.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Garlic Ginger Shrimp

Baked Wild Sockeye Salmon

Baked sockeye salmon with herb caper crust and lemon slices on a sheet pan.
Baked Wild Sockeye Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Baked wild sockeye salmon, with its herbed garlic caper citrus crust, offers an easy and nutritious Lenten meal. Quick to prepare, this dish is a delightful way to enjoy the rich flavors of salmon.
Get the Recipe: Baked Wild Sockeye Salmon

Blackened Salmon Tacos

Blackened salmon tacos in blue tortillas.
Blackened Salmon Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Blackened salmon tacos, topped with pickled vegetables and avocado cilantro cream, offer a fresh and exciting seafood meal for Lent. They’re quick to make and packed with flavor, perfect for a light Lenten dinner.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Salmon Tacos

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Blackened shrimp tacos with jalapeño corn salsa.
Blackened Shrimp Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Enjoy the summer vibes with blackened shrimp tacos, complemented by a spicy cherry and corn salsa. This dish is a flavorful and easy choice for a Lenten meal, bringing a taste of the season to your table.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Brown Butter Shrimp and Orzo

Brown butter shrimp and orzo served with burst cherry tomatoes in a bowl.
Brown Butter Shrimp and Orzo. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This brown butter shrimp over creamy orzo is a decadent Lenten meal, blending the richness of parmesan with the freshness of tomatoes. It’s an ideal choice for a special Lent dinner at home.
Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Shrimp and Orzo

Brown Sugar Salmon

Brown sugar coated salmon filets served with baby greens on a plate.
Brown Sugar Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Brown sugar salmon, caramelized with a crispy exterior, is served with a rosemary mustard sauce for a quick and flavorful Lenten meal. Ready in 20 minutes, it’s a sweet and savory way to enjoy salmon.
Get the Recipe: Brown Sugar Salmon

Citrus Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled citrus shrimp skewers with lime slices.
Citrus Grilled Shrimp Skewers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Citrus grilled shrimp skewers marinated and brushed with tangy dressing offer a light and flavorful meal for Lent. They’re easy to prepare and perfect for a healthy, vibrant dinner.
Get the Recipe: Citrus Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Scallop Skewers

Grilled scallop skewers with plum tomatillo salsa.
Grilled Scallop Skewers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Grilled scallop skewers topped with tomatillo plum salsa make a delightful and light Lenten meal. Simple and quick to prepare, they’re perfect for a refreshing seafood dinner.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Scallop Skewers

Honey Lime Sablefish

Honey lime sablefish with jalapeño corn salsa in a bowl with a fork.
Honey Lime Sablefish. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Honey lime sablefish, topped with jalapeno corn salsa, combines sweet and spicy flavors for a delicious Lenten meal. This dish is both easy to make and incredibly flavorful, ideal for a healthy dinner.
Get the Recipe: Honey Lime Sablefish

Seared Salmon with Tomato Corn Salsa

Seared salmon filets with tomato corn salsa on white plates with forks.
Seared Salmon with Tomato Corn Salsa. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Quick-seared salmon served with refreshing tomato corn salsa is a perfect choice for a nutritious and flavorful Lenten meal. It’s a simple yet delicious way to enjoy salmon during Lent.
Get the Recipe: Seared Salmon with Tomato Corn Salsa

Sriracha Honey Salmon Vegetable Packets

Sriracha honey salmon vegetable packets cooked in foil.
Sriracha Honey Salmon Vegetable Packets. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sriracha honey salmon vegetable packets offer a complete meal in one, blending spicy and sweet flavors for a delicious Lent dinner. It’s a convenient and tasty way to enjoy salmon.
Get the Recipe: Sriracha Honey Salmon Vegetable Packets

Tuna Sushi Bowl

Tuna sushi bowl with wasabi avocado dressing.
Tuna Sushi Bowl. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Get your sushi fix with a quick and easy tuna sushi bowl during Lent. Packed with fresh vegetables and drizzled in spicy avocado wasabi dressing, it’s a delightful and simple way to enjoy tuna at home.
Get the Recipe: Tuna Sushi Bowl

Tuna Tacos

Marinated tuna tacos with avocado crema.
Tuna Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Soy sauce and lime marinated tuna tacos with spicy avocado cream offer a light and flavorful Lenten lunch or dinner. It’s a simple, healthy way to enjoy seafood.
Get the Recipe: Tuna Tacos

Shrimp Lo Mein

Shrimp lo mein in a skillet with chopped green onions in a white bowl on the side.
Shrimp Lo Mein. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Make shrimp lo mein at home for a Lenten meal that skips the takeout without skipping flavor. With juicy shrimp, vegetables, and a rich sauce, it’s a quick and delightful dinner option.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Lo Mein

Bucatini with Garlic Shrimp

Bucatini pasta with shrimp in a white bowl.
Bucatini with Garlic Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This easy bucatini with garlic shrimp and cherry tomatoes is a quick, flavorful pasta dish perfect for Lent. Ready in under 30 minutes, it makes a great weeknight meal.
Get the Recipe: Bucatini with Garlic Shrimp

Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia

Almond crusted tilapia with fresh herbs.
Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Dijon almond crusted tilapia offers a grain-free dinner that’s ready in 10 minutes. Pan-fried to perfection, it’s a healthy and quick choice for a Lenten meal.
Get the Recipe: Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia

General Tso Shrimp

Homemade general tso shrimp with broccoli and rice in a bowl with chopsticks.
General Tso Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

General Tso shrimp, a quick and easy takeout copycat, brings the beloved sweet and spicy sauce to your Lenten table. Ready in just 10 minutes, it’s a flavorful and hassle-free dinner.
Get the Recipe: General Tso Shrimp

Greek Shrimp Skillet

Shrimp skillet dinner with kalamata olives, tomatoes and feta.
Greek Shrimp Skillet. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This Greek shrimp skillet combines tomatoes, spinach, olives, feta, and lemon for a 30-minute meal that’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors, perfect for a Lenten dinner.
Get the Recipe: Greek Shrimp Skillet

Sweet & Spicy Mango Shrimp

Mango shrimp served with white rice on a white plate with spoon.
Sweet & Spicy Mango Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sweet and spicy mango shrimp, ready in 20 minutes, balances heat with the sweetness of mango for a quick and enticing Lenten meal. It’s an easy way to spice up dinner.
Get the Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Mango Shrimp

Cod Piccata

Cod piccata on a plate with asparagus and rice.
Cod Piccata. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Cod piccata, pan-fried with almond flour and capers, offers a tangy and bright seafood option for Lent. This easy, gluten-free dish is full of flavor and perfect for a quick dinner.
Get the Recipe: Cod Piccata

Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon

Cherry glazed salmon filet on a baking sheet with a fork.
Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Tart cherry glazed salmon is broiled to perfection, creating a tart and slightly sweet exterior. It’s a deliciously unique Lenten meal that’s both simple and quick to prepare.
Get the Recipe: Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon

Kung Pao Shrimp

Kung Pao Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Kung Pao shrimp offers a flavorful and quick dinner solution for Lent, saving time and money compared to takeout. Served over rice, it’s a delightful way to enjoy shrimp at home.
Get the Recipe: Kung Pao Shrimp

Pesto Salmon

Pesto Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Pesto salmon, requiring only five ingredients, is an easy and healthy oven-baked dinner for Lent. Ready in less than 25 minutes, it’s a simple yet flavorful meal for busy weeknights.
Get the Recipe: Pesto Salmon

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