Many Catholics have embarked on a 40 day journey of vegetarianism, pescatarianism or “meatless” Fridays.
Growing up in a somewhat Catholic family and community, this time of year brings back memories of family and friends gathering around “seafood” dishes such as ceviche, caldo de camaron, and cocteles.
For people who observe Lent, eating meat on Fridays is no bueno and some “hardcore” Catholics give up meat completely. However, fish is sometimes an exception to the no meat rule. One mainstream definition of vegetarianism can be pretty loose– wrongly labeling pescatarians (consumers of ocean animals) as vegetarians.
Unsurprisingly, Mickey Ds is capitalizing on this religious observance by selling chopped up fish remains for only $1! What a bargain! Eating dead Alaskan pollock aka Fish McBites is definitely the best way to observe Lent.