Friday, February 24, 2012

Lenten Meal Ideas - Fish & Chips with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Fish Nuggets with Homemade Tartar Sauce

During the Lenten season, our family will be observing meatless (with the exception of fish) Fridays.  A quick meal for a Friday dinner after work, would be fish and chips.  This sort of falls into the convenience/semi-homemade category.  For ease, I like to use the fish nuggets from Trader Joe's.  But one could certainly make these from scratch.  Simply Scratch has a homemade crispy baked fish nuggets recipe that is on my recipes to try list.  To accompany our fish nuggets, I made an easy tartar sauce using a 1/2 cup of mayo and several tablespoons of my jalapeno pepper jelly.     

For the chips, I made a batch of my homemade oven fries.  Peel and dice 5 russet potatoes.  Toss in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and paprika.  Bake on a greased baking sheet at 450 degrees for 20 minutes (flip after 10 minutes). 

Mary Ellen


  1. Oh, fish nuggets and chips used to be my children`s favourite meal. It was an easy way to introduce fish to them without the scary thoughts of catching fish bones halfway through the meal.

  2. Yummy! We've been eating about 3 to 4 meatless meals each week since November. It's a challenge coming up with easy recipes when your used to cooking meals with a protein.

  3. This looks great and as I am going vegetarian will try it. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Speaking of Lent, when I was considering conversion to Anglicanism, I went on a Lenten fast. No meat, sweets, soda or bread and I lost 20 lbs! Gained it all back (lol)but it is a great way to consecrate and really evaluate what's going on in your life.