Christians believe Jesus was executed on Good Friday and died for our sins, sacrificing his flesh. The Church, therefore, encourages followers to abstain from eating meaty flesh on the anniversary of Christ’s death. Fish is perceived to be a different kind of flesh, as it comes from the sea. Fish shapes are also said to have been used as a secret symbol by Christians to identify each other when their religion was banned. Many of Christ’s followers were fishermen too. Nowadays, plenty of people join in with eating fish on Good Friday as something of a national tradition.
If you can’t find a local pub or restaurant to deliver Fish & Chips, you can easily make your own with a few ingredients.
This is our family’s recipe. Lord D’s family operated a Fish & Chips restaurant for a number of years. He is the toddler in the photo.
Fish & Chips is the tradition, but any fish dish will do. I am fortunate to have a freezer full of fish courtesy of our annual fishing trip. I have a number of fish dishes on my website, but here are my favourites: