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Scott P. Richert

Lent Recipes: Spanish Food

By March 14, 2014

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Most Americans don't really know much about Spanish food, except by way of its influence on Mexican cuisine.spanish lent recipes Like most Western European cuisines, however, Spanish food is a sophisticated combination of flavors and ingredients, though it's not necessarily complicated to make. And, as Lisa and Tony Sierra, the Experts at About Spanish Food, point out, Spanish food is perfect for Lent, because the Spaniards eat quite a bit of seafood.

Even if you're not a fan of seafood, you'll want to check out the Sierras' recipes, because they offer a nice selection of non-seafood tapas (appetizers) and main dishes as well. You can find their recipes, as well as Lent recipes from other About.com Food Experts, in Lenten Recipes: Meatless Recipes for Lent and Throughout the Year.

(Photo of Bacalao con Tomate, cod with tomato sauce, © 2009 Lisa Sierra, licensed to About.com, Inc.)

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March 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm
(1) Louise says:

You are SO in denial of several things Catholic. Priests abuse – it’s been proven time and again. You’re sad.

March 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm
(2) Scott P. Richert says:

Louise, what does clerical sexual abuse have to do with Spanish Lenten recipes?

March 29, 2010 at 10:56 am
(3) K. Thenhaus says:

Thanks for sharing all of the great recipes. The list by culture is impressive! However, given that this site is most likely going to be accessed by people in North America, and given that the Mexican people have done SO much to support and sustain the Catholic church, I must wonder why are there no traditional Mexican recipes for Lent. I don’t know anything about your work beyond the recipes, so I’ll assume this was an oversight and not an intentional omission. A good Catholic loves and honor his neighbors, right? And who could argue with coveting a few recipes ;o)

April 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm
(4) Jennifer says:

These priest have nothing to do with traditional lent recipes…yes there has been priest that have done messed up things but your ignorant to think that what is all Catholic is like that also.

March 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm
(5) Shy says:

Thanks, for the great recipes. You might also like to put out some Mexican recipes, these are great meatless dinners that I feed my family every lent. PS I Love your website I revisit it often during the week. Keep up the great work!

March 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm
(6) Scott P. Richert says:

Thanks, Shy, for the kind words! Mexican recipes are coming up in the Fifth Week of Lent—we’ve got a lot of different cuisines to work through!

March 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm
(7) Georgia says:

Does anyone know the answer to this question? I had resolved to give candy up for lent and I blew it today and had some. Can one keep trying to not have candy until April 7th or is it to late now that I gave in?

March 7, 2012 at 9:54 am
(8) Scott P. Richert says:

Georgia, don’t get discouraged, just because you slipped up. As St. John Chrysostom says in his famous Easter Homily, it’s never too late to begin the Lenten fast. Even if you slip up again, you can start over once again. That’s one great thing about Christianity—it recognizes our human failings while calling us to rise above them through the grace of God.

March 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm
(9) j1sh says:

Louise – That has happened, but so have Protestant ministers, school teachers, public officials, Scout leaders, etc.
You condemn the whole group based on the actions of a very few.
Of course, no rational adult condones such action by any person or group, but to single out clergy is just vindictive and hateful.

March 26, 2013 at 3:34 pm
(10) Clinton F. says:

What is the matter with you! We are on the subject of lenten recipes and you come up with priests sexual abuse! The Church has been under attack by people like you since ancient days and somehow the Catholics are usually the ones that are pointed out. What about the other deonominations that we do not hear about that hide their scandals. Get with it. It’s people like you that causes this world to be in such torment!. Now let’s get back to these wonderful lenten recipes which are abolutely worth trying.

March 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm
(11) clariss says:

Of course, no rational adult condones such action by any person or group. But to single out clergy is just vindictive and hateful. It’s people like you that causes this world to be in such torment.

Clarissa Manipol contributor, http://www.ourhappyschool.com

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