By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service
August is National Catfish Month! Celebrate by adding some farm-raised, Mississippi catfish to your regular menu plan.
Fish is a great choice when you need a meal on the table quickly.
Catfish is low in calories, high in protein and packed with nutrients, making it a great option to add to your meal rotation. Omega-3, Omega-6, and Vitamin B-12 are all found in catfish. These nutrients can help improve heart health, produce red blood cells, and support healthy hair, skin and nails.
Although deep-fried catfish is a staple dish in Mississippi, sometimes we want a less complicated meal with fewer calories. Try these recipes we’ve featured over the years on the blog:
Skillet Catfish is a pan-fried dish that cooks up in 20 minutes.
Fish and Spinach Bake can help supply your daily servings of vegetables.
Grilled Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa bring the heat! The sweetness of the salsa is a great compliment to the spicy seasoning on the fish.
Red Pepper and Parmesan Tilapia is a quick and easy way to increase your fish intake. Although the recipe specifies tilapia, you can easily substitute Mississippi-raised catfish.
This post provides 5 Fun Ways to Cook Catfish Without Deep Frying. Get tips and recipes for grilling, broiling, baking, sautéing, and cooking in foil packs.