Some will fast, some will eat strictly light and, most will avoid meat while embracing fish; we round-up some fulfilling Good Friday meals. 

We have chosen five excellent dishes for five varieties of food lovers out there, from families sitting together around the table to solo meals or even a romantic dinner for two.

Take a look at our fish and vegetarian meal ideas, and enjoy a satisfying Friday meal before the festivities of Easter this weekend.

Fulfilling family meals

1. Vera's seafood chowder - Neven Maguire

Neven's seafood

2. Cauliflower and green bean biryani - Kevin Dundon 

3. Roast vegetable coconut curry - Rachel Allen 

4. Killybegs fish pie - Neven Maguire

5. Orzo vegetable soup - Clodagh McKenna

Dinner for two

6. Baked pollock - Martin Shanahan

7. Parsnip and cumin soup with poached haddock - Oliver Dunne

8. Parmesan crusted fish of your choice - Stephane Reynaud

9. Lemon sole with pistachio pesto - Clodagh McKenna

10. Baked mushroom risotto - Rachel Allen

Solo lunch

11. Smoked salmon and chive fishcakes - Rachel Allen

12. Pan-fried cod - Martin Shanahan

13. Aubergine quick coconut curry - Rozanne Stevens

14. Warm and interchangeable shellfish salad - David McCann

15. Pear, blue cheese, walnut and rocket salad - Larry McCarthy

Pleasing the kids

16. A well-balanced smoked haddock kedgeree - Sally Bee

17. Chickpea burgers - Donal Skehan

18. DIY baked potatoes - Catherine Fulvio

19. Homemade fish fingers - Martin Shanahan

20. Vegetable pasta bake - Kevin Dundon

Healthy and wholesome

21. Shepherdless pie - The Happy Pear 

22. Soy steamed cod - Paul Flynn 

23. Barley and root vegetable stew - Domini Kemp 

24. Vegetarian gumbo - Lorraine Fitzmaurice 

25. Azuki burgers - Tommy Fitzmaurice 

Patrick Hanlon