© Eva Kolenko

Whether or not you're observing Good Friday, you'll love these tasty dishes.  

F&W Editors
March 25, 2016

On Good Friday, it's customary to eat fish instead of meat (that's reserved for a ham-fueled Easter feast on Sunday). From delicious whole-roasted branzino to healthy Provençal-style tuna, here are seven terrific ways to make fish for Good Friday.

1. Snapper with Charred Tomatillos and Pepper Salsa 

Star chef Eric Ripert quick-bakes snapper with a little butter so it's silky and serves it with pan-seared tomatillos and a fresh salsa.

2. Roasted Branzino with Caper Butter 

“It’s almost impossible to end up with dry, overcooked fish when cooking it whole,” says chef Steve Corry, who pan-roasts whole branzino that's stuffed simply with lemon and rosemary. 

3. Trout Amandine with Creamy Spinach 

© Fredrika Stjärne

This lighter version of the New Orleans classic is topped with arugula.

4. Salmon, Broccolini and Fresh Red Chile Papillotes 

© Eva Kolenko

Baking salmon in parchment paper is quick and easy, plus there's almost no cleanup involved.

5. Grouper with Cucumber Salad and Soy-Mustard Dressing 

A simple salad of julienned cucumbers and carrots tossed with a soy-mustard dressing makes this healthy fish dish incredibly vibrant. 

6. Arctic Char with Charmoula 

Roasted garlic charmoula--a classic North African marinade and sauce packed with fresh herbs and spices--is excellent with a rich fish, such as arctic char or salmon.

7. Seared Tuna with Sauce Vierge 

© Chris Court

This light, easy tuna recipe evokes the flavors of southern France.