THE DISH: Seafood specials will have you hooked this Lenten season | Food

For the trustworthy, Lent is a period of time of penance and reflection. It is really also the time when dining places greatly enhance their choices with more seafood to attractiveness to those people abstaining from meat.

You should not delay attempting out these fresh catches as most will only be accessible for a minimal time.

I missed out on the Ash Wednesday unique but I genuinely hope Key Time BBQ, Meats & Deli (1927 20th St.) delivers back its barbecued fish tacos this season. The smokiness of the grill provides plenty of taste without the need of included fat.

Cask Strength Bar and Kitchen (1623 19th St.) will be presenting a shrimp ceviche ($15) and wild Alaskan cod and fries ($20) exclusive each and every Friday for the duration of Lent.

Chef Lino’s Grill & Catering at Pour Home Bar & Grill (4041 Fruitvale Ave.) is serving fish and chips from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every single Friday (though materials past). It also serves Chef Lino’s clam chowder.

Arby’s (8290 Rosedale Freeway and 2610 Buck Owens Blvd.): Delight in a limited time King’s Hawaiian fish deluxe sandwich with crispy, wild-caught Alaskan pollock, tartar sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar cheese on a fluffy King’s Hawaiian bun. The chain is also nonetheless supplying its every day deal of two for $6 crispy fish sandwiches.

Carl’s Jr. (numerous destinations): A different rapid-food possibility is the crispy beer-battered Alaskan pollock fillet ($3.69) with a lettuce leaf and creamy tartar sauce served on a seeded bun.

Del Taco (numerous locations): Crispy jumbo shrimp is back, offered in a taco or burrito as perfectly as the new stuffed quesadilla jumbo shrimp tacos, showcasing freshly grated cheddar cheese and queso blanco grilled concerning two flour tortillas loaded with 3 crispy shrimp, topped with crunchy shredded cabbage, savory magic formula sauce and pico de gallo. Get two of them for $6.50.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (3505 Espresso Highway): From now by way of April 14, the barbecue chain will present gradual-smoked or crispy-fried fish as a plate ($15) or sandwich ($11).

“We are energized to carry back again these popular objects to our menu,” Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc., claimed in a information release. “Our new protein alternatives give Lent observers, and those who just enjoy great fish, the probability to get pleasure from delightful Texas-type foodstuff.”

El Pollo Loco (numerous places): For a minimal time, enjoy Baja shrimp tacos ($3.29), that includes shrimp cooked in a chipotle and garlic marinade that is topped with new shredded cabbage, dwelling-created pico de gallo and Baja chipotle sauce. The tacos are obtainable now as a result of June 1.

Farmer Boys (5544 California Ave., 4920 Gosford Highway and 2617 Haley St.): The speedy casual burger chain is serving up a new and improved wild Alaskan pollock that is beer-battered in Farmer Boys’ individual proprietary recipe, and cooked crispy on the exterior and flaky on the inside. Order the fish as a 3-piece fish and fries or the four-piece fish platter, served with fries, onion rings and a facet salad.

The Practice Burger Grill (multiple places): If fried fish isn’t really your matter, order the ahi tuna fillet sandwich ($9.39), which involves a sushi-grade tuna steak with a teriyaki glaze, crisp shredded lettuce, contemporary tomatoes and tartar sauce.

Ono Hawaiian BBQ (2665 Calloway Push, Suite 208 2630 Mount Vernon Ave., #300): The Hawaiian spot has introduced back its $6 Surf’s Up Distinctive for the island white fish and crispy shrimp aloha plates now via April 16. Shoppers can decide on from the fish or shrimp the two frivolously marinated, breaded with Japanese panko breadcrumbs and fried, served in excess of a mattress of steamed rice with fresh new blended salad.

No substitutions are permitted. There is a limit of 1 plate per transaction per client for every day and it are not able to be mixed with other offers. Use the code SURFSUP when ordering on line.

Quiznos (2625 Mount Vernon Ave, Suite 105): Forget about tuna and attempt these two minimal-time solutions. The Outdated Bay lobster club has lobster and seafood salad, seasoned with Outdated Bay seasoning, together with spicy mayonnaise, bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted Italian white bread, when the lobster common capabilities the lobster and seafood salad with shredded lettuce on a toasted Italian bread roll. For each, the 4-inch sandwich is $6.99, an 8-inch is $9.50 and a 12-inch is $12.95.

Crimson Lobster (8180 Rosedale Freeway): The chain’s Friday distinctive is a fish fry ($11.99), supplying hand-battered, wild-caught cod served with fries and coleslaw, tartar sauce and a aspect dish offered in-cafe, to go or through touchless shipping and delivery. Go to to get ahead.

Lobsterfest is nevertheless in full swing and the chain also has possibilities beneath its new 10 Beneath $10 weekday lunch menu, out there Monday through Friday until finally 3 p.m., including the crispy cod sandwich (aka Codzilla), hand-battered, wild-caught cod fried to crispy perfection and served on a toasted brioche bun with tartar sauce and coleslaw.

All those cooking at household can acquire Red Lobster Fish Fry Blend for breading your possess seafood, which is accessible on line and at a wide range of grocery suppliers.

Rubio’s Coastal Grill (9200 Rosedale Freeway, Suite 200): The cafe is a seafood lovers’ paradise from the authentic fish taco to seasonal possibilities like the avocado corn taco salad with shrimp and a wild-caught mahi mahi two taco plate with cauliflower rice and black beans. It also has a trio of products with wild-caught crimson Argentinian shrimp: a burrito, two-taco plate with black beans and tortilla chips, and a bowl with romaine, citrus rice and black beans topped with handmade guacamole, cilantro/onion combine, chipotle sauce, pickled red onions and a slice of refreshing lime.

Know of any other fresh new neighborhood seafood offerings? Deliver the information to [email protected] for doable inclusion in an upcoming column. Stefani Dias can be arrived at at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter: @realstefanidias.

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