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7 Amazing Monastic Meals


It’s hard to deny that religion and food go hand-in-hand – how many religious observances do not include talk of food, whether consuming it or abstaining from it? Yet, we tend not to think of those devoted to religious life as particularly gourmet. The gastronomic monk is not one most people have met, but in fact strong culinary traditions can be found in monastic pockets around the globe. Attractions unto themselves, some of these monasteries open their doors and dinner tables to travelers, so you too can eat like a monk.

In Korea they call the process of communal monastery dining ‘Balwoo Gongyang,’ which sounds more like a rare and terrifying diagnosis than something you’d actually want to do, but don’t let the name discourage you. Of course, many temples forbid outsiders, but one place offering the monastic experience to tourists is the Buddhist Magoksa Temple in Gongju. The meal itself? Soup, rice, and local, seasonal vegetables served in four woodenbowls, meant to signify the four classic values of Balwoo: equality, cleanliness, thrift, and togetherness.

Leave it to the Japanese to bring monastic dining to its most exquisite expression. At the seventeenth century Zen Buddhist Kanga-an Temple in Kyoto, the 13-course local, seasonal vegetarian meal is served on flatware made by local potters, a different set used for each season. Seasonality is very important in the creation of the meal, and also Zen cookery emphasizes a balanced use of yellow, red, white, blue, and black represents a harmonic universe. Think trays of colorful squares intricately put together using plant materials like lotus and bean paste that look more like dessert than a first course.

A monastic meal can also be a great way to sample simple, local ingredients and dishes, and at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, the food is also free. Meal-minded visitors to this 16th century shrine are expected to remove their shoes and cover their heads. Plates and spoons are handed out as guests wait for the next vacant spot amidst seemingly endless rows of diners enjoying freshly made flat, whole wheat, chapati bread, and dal made of local onions, peas, garlic, red chilies and lentils served from enormous buckets.

You’re really more of a beer drinker? Head over to Brussels then, where the monks at six Trappist monasteries lead a modest life in search of the divine, and brew a wide variety of craft beer which rank among the world’s best. At the abbey of St. Sixtus in Westvleteren, cases of their blond and dark batches are so internationally sought after, and made in such limited numbers they must first be reserved by phone.

While all of these culinary options would be a treat for an adventurous traveler, usually the making and serving of the food and drink is an expression of spirituality for the monks. Of the heavenly bourbon fudge that comes from the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Brother Albert Kane says, We pray and we work. And in the midst of a day of fudge, it feels like prayer.” Amen.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


How To Cook Red Snapper (7 Amazing “Do It Yourself” Recipes)

Red Snapper are fun to catch, they taste amazing, and they are a type of fish that you can enjoy catching with your entire family (assuming your state doesn’t block you from catching them…)

I can still recall my very first offshore charter fishing trip where I pulled up my first red snapper from the depths, threw him on ice in an old Igloo cooler, and then had the snapper for dinner that evening.

Pretty cool experience to go from “boat-to-table” all while in my possession.

Of course, in that particular instance I did not cook the red snapper myself (I was a bit too young to be cooking back then). But knowing what I know now, I would almost always prefer to cook fish myself.

There is just something special about creating a fish dinner all by yourself and having your friends and family rave about how amazing it was. Not to mention, trying different recipes, different spices, and testing out different ways to make your taste buds zing is contagious!

And nothing says “thank you” like seeing your friends and family’s faces light up when they taste your home cooked fish, when they are asking for second helpings, and of course, if they are still talking about it the next day, you know you hit a home run!

Impress your friends and family with these 7 easy to make Red Snapper Recipes

Some of these red snapper recipes are easier than others, and some take longer than others to make (make sure to always check out both the preparation time and the cooking time), but they can all be done from home, completely DIY, and most of them have only a handful of ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store.

I hope you enjoy these red snapper recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to hear some feedback and some success stories!

Note: I have put a link to the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions for each red snapper recipe. I have also included a video for each recipe. However, please know that not all of the videos are completely identical to the full recipe in terms of extras, toppings, sides, etc.


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