Top Rated Catfish Recipes

Fried Catfish
A healthier and light alternative to this fried fish dish.    Click here to see the Weight Watchers Gets a Face-Lift with PointsPlus story.  Adapted from "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook" by Weight Watchers
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 A healthier and light alternative to this favorite fried dish.   Adapted from "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook" by Weight Watchers
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Catfish Stew
Catfish stew—is it Southern? I mean, what is Southern food? You got six months for a chat over a number of cases of bourbon? There will be some tears and some wrestling of emotions and probably real wrestling, too.The short of it is that stewed catfish dishes are widely found across western Africa, particularly in Nigeria, and the very similar methods and results of those stews have been around in North America since way before George Washington’s parents ever got to first base.So yes, catfish stew is a Southern recipe because it exists in our history of Southern food. Not to get all serious on you, but many recipes and foodways in the Southern United States exist only because of slavery, something that we need to come to terms with and honor in the right, solemn way. These are recipes that were never meant to be here, yet have become an important part of our cuisine. I just want to make sure that we remember that. Respect.So go make some food and gather round the table and talk about where all of these flavors come from and what that all means. ’Cause it means a lot to converse about where we have been as a culture, and where we are going.—Hugh Acheson, author of The Chef and the Slow Cooker
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California Walnuts
Seasoned strips of flaky tilapia provide a tasty alternative to traditional tacos. Topped with a light, crunchy walnut slaw with sweet mango, these make the perfect meal any day of the week.This recipe is provided by California Walnuts.
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Using and fresh and flavorful ingredients, this recipe proves that catfish can be more sophisticated than just a deep-fried sandwich.Click here to see What Fish Should You Be Eating Now for Flavor, Health, and Environment.
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Chef Edward Lee of MilkWood in Louisville, KY creates his own spin on this classic Southern dish. The catfish is fried and then placed in a vinaigrette of bacon, grapes, and mustard, creating a tangy, savory dish that reinterprets the traditional meal.
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Catfish is making a comeback, and as Feed Me Phoebe demonstrates with this recipe, it doesn't get any better than when it's dusted in cornmeal and served alongside a savory rice made with two of summer's most valuable players, tomatoes and zucchini.  Click here to see 10 Great Zucchini Recipes to Make with Your Bounty.
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Clay Pot Catfish with Pickled Carrots and Cucumbers
Here it is, the recipe everyone has been waiting for from season three. Catfish is such a humble fish, a bottom-feeder that can taste muddy if not cooked properly. Christine Ha didn't try to gussy it up with a four-star presentation. Instead, she gently brought out the best in it. She dressed it with some potent Asian flavors — garlic, fish sauce, scallions, and cilantro — and, the magic touch, a little dark caramel that she poured over the fish before braising it in its modest clay pot. This classic technique in Vietnamese cooking brings out the best in a meaty slab of catfish. (If your fishmonger doesn’t have these thicker catfish "steaks," ask for fillets instead.) And her presentation, on a fragrant heap of jasmine rice, with a mound of tangy quick-pickled vegetables, hit all the right notes. Click here to see Cook Like a MasterChef at Home.
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Chef Edward Lee of MilkWood in Louisville, KY creates his own spin on this classic Southern dish. The catfish is fried and then placed in a vinaigrette of bacon, grapes, and mustard, creating a tangy, savory dish that reinterprets the traditional meal.  Click here to see 24 Southern Dishes That You Need to Know How to Make  
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