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40 seafood recipes for the 40 days of Lent

Healthier Firecracker Air-fryer Salmon

Looking for scrumptious meat-free recipes to make during Lent or on a Fish Friday? We’ve got you covered with these 40 flavour-packed seafood recipes for the 40 days of Lent. Whether you're after a creamy seafood chowder, want to master crispy-skinned salmon, whip up creamy garlic prawns or create a fragrant seafood paella, you’ve come to the right place. And if you’re looking for ways to keep your fish and seafood fresh longer, check out our guide with tips and advice on how to keep seafood in the fridge and freezer.

Creamy garlic prawns

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Creamy garlic prawns

Indulge in the rich, comforting flavours of this classic dish. Succulent garlic prawns are cooked in a velvety garlic cream sauce, then served over a bed of fluffy rice or crusty bread. This dish is a comforting, indulgent treat.

Cream not your thing? Go for these garlic prawns over a bed of fragrant couscous.

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Thai Salmon Patties

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Thai salmon patties

A delicious twist on traditional salmon patties that infuses the delicate flavours of salmon with aromatic Thai spices. Served with a zesty dipping sauce and fresh greens, it's a flavoursome meal that's perfect for a light lunch or dinner.

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Seafood Spaghetti

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Seafood spaghetti

This easy-to-make seafood pasta recipe is a mouth-watering medley of leftover seafood, cooked to perfection and tossed in a rich tomato sauce. Served over a bed of al dente spaghetti, this dish is a symphony of flavours and textures.

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Lemon and salmon pasta

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Lemon & salmon pasta

A refreshing, light salmon pasta dish that's perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Featuring tender pieces of salmon, tossed with al dente fusilli, and finished with a zesty, creamy lemon sauce, it's a delightful combination of flavours that's both fresh and flavoursome.

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Jamaican Fish Curry

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Jamaican fish curry

An explosion of flavours that will transport you straight to the Caribbean, this fish curry simmers tender fish in a rich and fragrant curry sauce made with coconut milk. Served with fluffy chapatis, this family-friendly dish is a true delight for the tastebuds.

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Salt & Pepper Squid

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Salt & pepper squid

This salt and pepper squid recipe is a mouth-watering dish, perfect for any seafood lover. The squid is coated in a crispy, flavoursome batter made with a blend of spices, then deep-fried to perfection. Served with a side of lime wedges and aioli (or this healthier tartare sauce), this dish is always a winner.

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Australian Prawn & Sweet Corn Chowder with Cheddar Scones

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Australian prawn & sweet corn chowder with cheddar scones

This crowd-pleaser seafood chowder with cheddar scones is a satisfying, flavoursome meal. The creamy broth is loaded with tender prawns, sweet corn and crispy bacon, while the cheddar scones add a savoury touch.

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Prawn cocktail salad

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Prawn cocktail salad

Elevate your salad game with this elegant, refreshing prawn cocktail. Plump prawns are tossed with crisp cucumber, creamy avocado and a tangy cocktail sauce, creating a dish that's light, flavoursome and perfect for any occasion.

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Easy Spaghetti Marinara

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Easy spaghetti marinara

Made with a silky seafood marinara sauce, this classic Italian dish features wholemeal spaghetti tossed in a flavoursome tomato-based sauce, loaded with mussels, prawns and calamari and garnished with fresh parsley.

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Baked Lemon Salad with Green Olive Tapenade

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Baked lemon salmon with green olive tapenade

Salmon is a good source of protein that you’ll love in this baked salmon recipe. Marinated in lemon juice, garlic and herbs, the fish is then baked to perfection, and tangy tapenade adds an extra burst of flavour.

Looking for more flavour? Opt for this easy soy and ginger salmon traybake.

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Teriyaki Salmon Traybake With Soba Noodles

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Teriyaki salmon traybake with soba noodles

A perfect blend of flavours and textures, this quick, easy teriyaki salmon traybake is on the table in just 25 minutes. The salmon is marinated in an aromatic teriyaki sauce, then baked and served with soft soba noodles and crunchy veggies.

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Fish and prawn pie

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Fish & prawn pie

Dive into the fresh flavours of the sea with this comforting fish pie. A creamy filling of fish and prawns is encased in buttery, flaky pastry, creating a dish that's equal parts indulgent and tasty.

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Prawn & Broccolini Thai Curry

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Prawn & broccolini Thai curry

This prawn and broccolini Thai curry recipe is a quick and easy meal. The fragrant curried prawn is made with coconut milk, green curry paste and a blend of spices, then loaded with  tender prawns and crunchy broccolini. Serve with a side of rice for a satisfying meal.

Looking for less spice? Try this prawn curry using yellow curry paste.

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Fish-cake Salad With Sweet & Sour Dressing

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Fish-cake salad with sweet & sour dressing

With sweet and sour dressing this fish-cake salad is a refreshing, light meal option. The fish cakes are served with a crisp and crunchy slaw that adds a tangy kick and ties everything together for a quick, tasty meal that’s on the table in 40 minutes.

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Air-Fryer Fish & Chips

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Healthier air-fryer fish & chips

Craving fish and chips but want a healthier option? Try this easy air-fryer recipe. The fish is coated in a crispy breadcrumb coating and served with a side of homemade sweet potato chips. It’s a fresh and light way to enjoy this classic dish.

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Mexican prawn salad

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Mexican prawn salad

This zesty Mexican-style prawn salad is a feast for the senses. Succulent prawns and fresh veggies are tossed together in a vibrant and spicy dressing that will transport you to the streets of Mexico. It's a perfect combination of heat, crunch and flavour that is sure to satisfy your cravings.

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