Good Friday is just around the corner, which means we have the perfect excuse to start planning what delicious fish recipes we can serve up while we kick back and enjoy a rare Friday off work!
The tradition of forgoing meat and sticking to fish on Good Friday dates back centuries.
Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins on a Friday - and so Fridays were seen by many as a day of penance - but they wanted to honour that sacrifice through food.
Because meat was seen as a delicacy that was saved for special occasions, it was also seen as inappropriate to eat on Good Friday.
According to the Bible, it's technically the flesh of warm-blooded animals that are off-limits on this day. But as fish are cold-blooded, they're considered fair game.
Of course, it's not just strict Christians who love a little seafood ahead of Easter, and plenty of families opt to eat fish on Good Friday even if they're not religious.
That's why you'll see massive queues at the fish markets and at your local supermarket on the Thursday evening before the Easter long weekend, as Aussies stock up on seafood to honour this tradition.
It's the perfect excuse to eat a delicious - and healthy - holiday meal, so here are 14 mouth-watering fish recipes from The Australian Women's Weekly that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers, no matter what you're doing this Easter.
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