Shopping Tips

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Cooking How-tos

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

More On catfish

Catfish- Catfish Pecan Meuniere
Ingredients: * 1 cup yellow cornmeal * 1/3 cup all-purpose flour * 1 1/4 teaspoons ground red pepper * 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder * 2 1/2 teaspoons salt * 12 catfish fillets (about 3 3/4 pounds) * Vegetable oilCombine first 4 ingredients and 2 ...
Southern-style fried catfish--a crowd pleaser. Note: unless you are catching fresh wild catfish, use tilapia fillets--farmed catfish is mushy in texture and muddy in flavor, whereas tilapia and wild catfish are firm and sweet.