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Lent Recipe Package #1


I know that it can sometimes be pretty challenging to come up with delicious meatless meals that your family will enjoy in this Lenten season. So from fish and shellfish to savory pasta and vegetable dishes, you can look forward to some of the new recipes during the Lenten season.

You’ll want to be sure to print them before you shop at Nino’s, so you don’t forget any of the essential ingredients!

You may even like these recipes SO much you’ll be inspired to create some wonderful new recipes of your own that you can share with us!

This year, I’ll start with a recipe for one of my favorite types of fish: Cod. The recipe is Pan Seared Cod en Chemise, and it’s finished with a light sauce made with our Salvaggio’s Marinara and seafood broth.

Before you go to my recipes, you might enjoy watching one of them being made in my OWN kitchen!
Here it is!

Pan Seared Cod en Chemise

Serves 4


1 ½ lbs Cod Fillets, Trimmed to 5” x 2” pieces
2 LG Idaho Potatoes, 6” in length, minimum
Optional Fresh Herbs (Basil or Thyme)
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Salvaggio Marinara
¼ Cup Red Wine
½ Cup Seafood Broth
Few Threads Saffron
1 TBSP Butter
To Taste Salt & Pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Start by trimming your boneless, skinless fish fillets into pieces approximately 2” by 4” or 5”. If you have some odd-shaped pieces, you can piece them together. Season your portions and set them aside.
  3. Carefully slice potatoes with a mandolin (or sharp knife) into very thin panels.
  4. Rinse each panel to remove the excess starch, lay them out on paper towels, and pat them dry.
  5. Assemble by laying out a piece of plastic film, and then arrange your thin slices of potato, overlapping each by a quarter inch, until you have created a potato “canvas” as long as your fillet and at least twice as wide.
  6. Optionally, place a few small leaves of basil or tiny branches of thyme down the center of your potatoes.
  7. Place fish, centered in the middle of the potatoes, and carefully fold the potatoes on each side over the top until they also overlap.
  8. Pan-sear the potato-wrapped fillet in a non-stick fry pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on medium-high heat for about one to two minutes or until your potato is golden brown. Once browned on one side, turn over and place the entire pan, with the fish, into the 400 F oven, which will allow the underside to brown, and at the same time, finish cooking the fish. This will take only about 10 minutes.
  9. For the sauce, simmer together the marinara, red wine, seafood broth, and a few threads of saffron. Once this simmers and reduces by half, remove from the heat and whisk in the butter.
  10. Remove the fully cooked fish from the oven and serve with sauce.

This is a very elegant dish and one that you can serve with a number of different fish, including salmon, Chilean sea bass, halibut or orange roughy.
A link to two more delicious Lent-inspired recipes is above.

Nino’s Marketplace Seafood Department Scales NEW Heights!

If you’re a fan of fish, Nino’s Marketplace Fishery is the place you want to be.

We have whole fish; fish fillets; homemade fish cakes; smoked, cured and marinated fish; and multiple sizes of shrimp (both cooked and raw). Of course, we have all your other shellfish favorites as well.

More importantly, we don’t just sell you fish, we’re here to help you make it into one of the best meals you’ve ever had. It’s why we’ve created a number of informational brochures–to give you the confidence and expertise to prepare your fish and shellfish like the BEST seafood restaurants do. Our brochures include the following:

Nino’s Fresh Flavor Fillets©: Nino’s Exclusive Fresh Flavor Fillets make cooking a delicious fish dinner simple AND fast. Choose any one of our filleted, marinated and pre-seasoned Fresh Flavor Fillet entrees, grab the easy-to-follow cooking instructions and enjoy a GREAT dinner!
Nino’s Guide to Fresh Fish Cooking©: This is our easy-to-use guide to which cooking methods are best suited to which fish and how to cook them.
Nino’s Fresh Fish Grilling Guide©: Contained in this flyer are some of Nino’s “tastiest tips” to help you enjoy Lent and fish grilling with confidence and ease.
“Who You Callin’ a Shrimp?” In the mood for some shrimp? Not all shrimp are created equally! Check out this helpful flyer full of information on how to choose and cook THE most popular shellfish on the planet!!

We’ve even created some exciting flavored Finishing Butters and Chilled Sauces for you to buy and try.

And recipes? We’ve got them too! As a matter of fact, you may want to try some on our website, including:

The next time you “Go Fish,” stop into Nino’s. We’ll help you pick out just the right fish or shellfish and get you all the information and advice on just how to make your “catch” a great meal.

And this information isn’t “fish tales” or merely about a good recipe I’d like to share with you. It’s about good things to eat that are good for you too. And fish on the whole (or even filleted) is VERY good for you!

What does all that mean? What do all those “good things” in fish oil really do for you?

  • Your Heart: Those GREAT omega 3 fatty acids do some pretty amazing things, including lower your risk for heart disease.
  • Weight Loss: Fish oil aids in the weight loss process.
  • Blood Circulation: It is widely believed that fish oil has the ability to improve blood circulation along with reducing triglyceride and serum cholesterol levels.
  • Immunity: It is believed that regular consumption of fish oil aids in increasing your immunity. This helps you resist common illnesses, such as colds, coughs and the flu.
  • AIDS: Research conducted by the Nutritional Sciences Program in Lexington has increased the promise of fish oil as a treatment for AIDS.
  • Arthritis: Fish oil is useful in treating arthritis, rheumatism, Raynaud’s symptoms and similar conditions.
  • Depression and Anxiety: Due to the presence of omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil is good for relieving depression, sadness, anxiety, restlessness, mental fatigue, stress, decreased sexual desire, suicidal tendencies and other nervous disorders.
  • ADHD or ADD: Fish oil has the ability to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) due to the high concentration of fatty acids. If your child suffers from hyperactivity, dyslexia, dyspraxia, inability to complete tasks, emotional instability, wavering attitude, poor coordination, short attention span, short-term memory, low concentration, tendency to interrupt others, recklessness, hastiness, impetuosity, impulsiveness, low IQ, or learning disorders, fish oil supplements, tablets, pills or capsules are a proven remedy.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Research conducted at the Louisiana State University has shown that the fatty acids in fish are effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Eye Disorders: It is well known that fish oil is good for its ability to improve vision. It also helps in avoiding age-related macular degeneration.
  • Skin Care: Fish oil helps in improving the condition of dry skin by making it shiny and glowing. It is also useful for treating various skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis, itching, redness of skin, skin lesions and rashes.

And the benefits of fish and the oils they contain go on and on, including those related to the prevention and/or treatment of cancer, diabetes and ulcers. Fish oil can even help with hair care!

Makes you want to eat fish at every meal doesn’t it?

And did I mention that fish is absolutely delicious? It’s so delicious your family will think you’re “fishing” for compliments.

Share with me in the comments below your favorite way to prepare fish!