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Honoring Your Lenten Traditions

Observe the Lenten season with your local Big Y Supermarket.

The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days leading up to Easter. Almsgiving, prayer and fasting are the three main pillars during this time and provide moments of observance and reflection for those who practice. Meat is considered a celebratory meal and during the 40 days of Lent, fish and meatless meals are eaten on Fridays to symbolize a form of penance.

Recipes for Your Lenten Table

Craft great-tasting meals for any preference during Lent.



Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with fresh tomatoes, tender shrimp and parmesan cheese in an
homemade Caesar dressing.

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Sliced eggplant topped with a savory red sauce,
fresh basil and mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection.

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Creole-spiced fish fillet, baked crisp
and topped with fresh green onions.

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Rich and creamy risotto, made with white wine,
fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese and packed
with umami flavors.

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Rich and creamy tomato broth, cheesy tortellini,
fresh spinach and Italian herbs.

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Hearty beans, rice and vibrant vegetables,
perfectly seasoned and rolled into a flour tortilla.

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Sustainable Seafood with Chef Andrew

Learn new ways to prepare and cook your seafood during Lent, as well as try some of our favorite recipes from Chef Andrew at North Coast Seafoods.

We're proud to have Chef Andrew from North Coast Seafoods partner with us to host a series of cooking videos to help you become your own Master Chef. Learn his hacks and tips on a wide variety of recipes and cooking techniques, from the oven to the grill.

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Meet Anita! Anita is an Assistant Seafood Manager in Lee, Massachusetts. She fully believes in the Big Y mission & vision of providing more than just great ingredients to customers. She has over 40 years of experience in customer and food service. If you catch her in store, she’ll be sure to share her Sole Francese recipe and offer great tips on grilling.

“I love that we are more than just a grocery store, but a company that looks out for our fellow employees and community.”



Say hello to Christopher! Christopher works as an Assistant Seafood Manager in Clinton, Connecticut. When he’s not sharing seafood tips, he’s spending time fishing. Christopher has over 20 years of experience in fish tournaments. His best tip? Keep your seafood dish simple with just salt, pepper, oil and butter.

“My favorite part of working in the Seafood Department is helping and getting to know the customers, putting smiles on their faces and having them return to the store happy.”



Meet Lauren! Lauren is an Assistant Seafood Manager in Springfield, Massachusetts. She’s been at Big Y since 2005 and loves how close she feels to her customers and coworkers. She’s also learned a lot about seafood in her time with Big Y. Her seafood suggestion? Some crushed crackers and butter makes a great topping for a simple white fish.

“I love the family atmosphere.”

Fried Fish Fridays

Fresh fish, fried to perfection for a delicious to-go meal.

Are you craving fried seafood, but you don't have time to cook? Don't worry. The Big Y Seafood Department has the best fish and chips—ever. Choose from fresh wild-caught, skinless haddock fillets, shrimp, bay or sea scallops, clam strips and more. All are made‍-‍to‍-‍order 7 days a week and prepared with canola oil with zero grams trans fats. Pick a side of onion rings or French fries. Take one bite and you're hooked!

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