As a big part of Easter tradition, meals on Good Friday often feature fish instead of other meat, like beef or poultry. But just because other meats are ruled out, it doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and enjoy cooking a new fish dish as part of your Easter celebrations.
Here at Arthur Price, we know the importance of creating a warm and memorable dining experience for your loved ones – whether you’re cooking dinner for the people in your home or hosting a party for your wider family and friends.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of eight mouth-watering fish-based dishes that are perfect for Good Friday. From classic fish and chips to a quick and easy coconut fish curry, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
- Fish pie
As a classic British staple, fish pie is perfect for Good Friday. This comforting dish is made with a smooth white sauce and fresh fish, topped with buttery mashed potatoes. Our Titanic Luxury Pie Knife is the perfect tool to cut and serve this dish – and it makes a great gift for the big bakers in your life, too!
- Salmon and broccoli pasta
For a hearty meal that’s sure to fill your guests up, try salmon and broccoli pasta. This dish is made with fresh salmon fillets, al dente pasta and tender broccoli florets, all coated in a delicate lemon sauce. Serve smaller portions if you want to leave room for dessert!
- Coconut fish curry
Incredibly versatile, curry is a winning dish for many of us. This coconut fish curry is the perfect choice for a simple yet delicious Good Friday meal. Made with flaky white fish fillets, a creamy coconut sauce and aromatic spices, it’s a flavourful dish that can be served with rice or naan bread.
- Fish fingers
Don’t let the simplicity of fish fingers put you off this classic family-friendly option. Made with fresh cod fillets, these fish fingers are coated in a crispy panko breadcrumb crust and baked until golden brown. And for those who desire some dipping sauces, the Arthur Price three-piece stylish condiment dishes is a great option to present them in a sophisticated manner.
- Grilled tuna steak
For a lighter option, grilled tuna steak is a great choice. This dish can be served with a variety of sides, but we recommend roasted vegetables or a fresh salad. To cook the perfect tuna steak, you’ll need a high-quality grilling pan which will help to sear the tuna and lock in all the flavours. A high-quality steak knife is perfect for slicing through the tender tuna fillet. And for the whole table, the Monsoon Mirage Set of 6 Steak Knives or Sophie Conran Rivelin Set of 6 Steak Knives are perfect to complement your Easter table.
- Salmon en croûte
Salmon en croûte is a delicious and certainly impressive dish! But one that’s perfect for any occasion, including Good Friday. This dish involves wrapping a salmon fillet in puff pastry and baking until the pastry is golden brown and flaky – and is the perfect option for a sophisticated Easter meal.
- Seafood paella
Seafood paella is a traditional Spanish dish that is a more unusual option for your Good Friday gathering. This dish is packed full of flavour and includes ingredients such as shrimp, clams, mussels and squid. The key to a great seafood paella is the rice, and a wooden rice spoon is the perfect tool to make sure your rice is perfectly served every time.
- Fish and chips
Our last suggestion, and very possibly Britain’s most traditional fish dish, is fish and chips. With this British classic that’s loved by both adults and children alike, you can’t go wrong! Really make this dish your own by cooking homemade chips, and use a good-quality frying pan for perfectly crispy fish.
And, of course, the perfect pairing to your chosen Good Friday fish dish is a well-laid table. From grand centrepieces to sophisticated napkin rings, you can really customise your Easter table and make it something unforgettable. Add Easter-themed final touches in the form of Easter bunny place cards or napkins, and watch as your guests spend the evening in awe of your set-up.
Arthur Price cutlery sets can make the perfect addition to your Easter table and make sure your loved ones eat in true luxury. For a timeless look, we recommend our Britannia or Old English sets, while the Arthur Price Signature Warwick or Sophie Conran Rivelin sets add a more modern feel.
Whatever dish you choose to make, we hope you have a wonderful and joyous Easter celebration. We’d love to see your Good Friday meals! Send us your photos on Facebook (Arthur Price), Instagram (@arthurprice1902) and Twitter (@ArthurPrice1902).