Technically lasting 46 days, Lent is just around the corner, beginning February 14, this year.
While Lent is still a mystery to many, it’s one of the greatest and most solemn periods of fasting, from both food and festivities, on the Christian church’s calendar.
It’s a season of preparation and reflection, all leading up to the celebration of Christianity’s greatest feast day - Easter.
People who observe Lent break their fast on Sunday and celebrate the feast. Although people observe Lent in various ways, most commonly people abstain from meat and meat products, and opt for seafood - fish and fish products.
There are several religious and historically related reasons why observers eat fish during Lent, but let’s focus on its nutritional aspects and versatility.
Fish is a great high-quality protein alternative, packed with vitamins and minerals. Moreover, it’s low in saturated fats and in total calories. Additionally, fish can be prepared in a number of ways including, but not limited to, poaching, grilling, frying, baking, and even uncooked. It can be cured by pickling, smoking, and marinating.
As we typically do, we’re encouraging all of you restaurant owners and chefs to consider tweaking your menu, just a little.
We have an awesome rebate offer from one of the largest seafood companies in the United States - King & Prince Seafood, that’s perfect for the Lenten season. From Haddock filets to seafood crab cakes, Lent-observing diners will be on the lookout for seafood alternatives, and you should be prepared to accommodate them.
With that said, head over to FoodservicePromos.com to download and take advantage of our latest King & Prince rebate offer. Simply login to your FSP account (or create a FREE account) to save up to $750 on King & Prince’s broad seafood portfolio.
This offer ends April 30, 2018 (must be postmarked by May 31, 2018).
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