There are hundreds of ways to incorporate our gourmet catfish into meals. There’s nothing better than having an incredible meal with a table full of friends and family. After all, the family dinner table has always been a place of fellowship, friendship, and, well, food lovers in general.
Whether it’s appetizers, soups, or entrees, we love catfish and we believe you will, too. You will enjoy our pond-raised catfish for its fresh, light taste and versatility, not to mention its low fat, calorie, and cholesterol content. Our catfish fillets are rich in protein and other nutrients to round out a good healthy meal.
We are happy to share these catfish rich recipes. Bon appetit!
Fried Catfish Fingers with Spicy Dipping Sauce
Fried Catfish Fingers
2 cups white cornmeal
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets, cut into 1-inch wide strips
Peanut oil for deep frying
For the Spicy Dipping Sauce
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coursely ground black pepper
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
Step 1. To prepare the catfish, place cornmeal in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. Dredge catfish strips in cornmeal mixture, shaking off the excess. Set aside on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Step 2. Pour 2 inches of peanut oil into a deep fryer or large, heavy skillet and heat to 375 degrees on a deep-frying thermometer. Add catfish strips to hot oil, three at a time, and fry in a single layer for 5 minutes, turning to cook evenly, until golden brown and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt.
Step 3. Prepare dipping sauce 1 minute before serving catfish fingers. Mix vinegar, salt, pepper, shallot, garlic, green onions and parsley in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.