Every single one of these catfish recipes looks mouthwateringly delicious.
A few years ago I learned that August happens to be National Catfish Month. It seems everything has a holiday now … even catfish!
I’m always on board for celebrating a food holiday, and of all the fish options out there, catfish seems like a missed opportunity so much of the time.
You see lots of tilapia and salmon on restaurant menus and in the grocery store, no matter where you live. It’s like chicken, they’re so common.
In the Mid-Atlantic region, common fish you find available include striped bass (also locally known as striper and rockfish), Bluefish, Blue Marlin and blue crabs (not really fish, but you know, Maryland) … and sometimes catfish.
Catfish recipes are something special, though … especially blackened, and doubly-especially in tacos. Mmm…
And even though it’s not a fatty fish like salmon, there are still some health benefits to choosing catfish—it’s a source of omega fatty acids and, if caught wild, an excellent source of vitamin D and other nutrients.
Catfish also happens to be a really versatile white fish in terms of how you can prepare and serve it. Steam it, blacken it, grill it, stew it, pan-fry it or even air-fry it … the sky’s the limit.
It’s worth noting that catfish has notoriously difficult skin to remove raw, so in addition to adding flavor, always try to cook it with the skin on, especially if you’ll be searing it in a pan.
Use these catfish recipes for inspiration on your next trip to the market!
Baked Catfish Pecan Meuniere with Spicy Sauteed Greens
Baked Catfish Pecan Meuniere is my healthy interpretation of the Palace Cafe classic. Spicy Sauteed Greens make the perfect side dish!
Southern Fried Catfish
Catfish and lobsters have more in common than you may realize. At one time, they were both considered trash fish. Not worth keeping. If you could get your hands on some of my crispy Southern Fried Catfish, you’d wonder what in the world folks were thinking when they considered catfish not fittin’ to eat.
Golden Crispy Air Fryer Catfish
With this recipe for Crispy Golden Cajun Air Fryer Fish, you can indulge in a healthier version of super delectable, crunchy fish fillets without the guilt! Suitable for Gluten Free and Low Carb diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.
Baked Catfish is coated with a delicious blend of herbs and spices, then drizzled with butter and lemon juice and baked. A healthier take on my favorite fish dinner!
Cajun Blackened Catfish
Cajun Blackened Catfish is a quick and easy, healthy, delicious, spicy Cajun seafood dish that makes an excellent weeknight supper or Mardi Gras party dish, and can fit into most healthy eating plans, including low fat, low carb, gluten-free, and paleo.
Airfryer Baja Fish Taco Recipe
Delicious summer fish tacos with the help of our Airfryer. Loaded with fresh mango and fresh cod it’s a recipe keeper for your family.
Paleo Moqueca Brazilian Fish Stew In The Slow Cooker
We decided to expand our fish beyond our popular fishcakes (that was my Grandad's recipe) and have a go at making our own white fish stew. There is lots of white fish and lots of vegetables as part of the sauce and the sauce is so creamy.
Air Fryer Catfish
This easy air fryer catfish recipe lets you quickly fry up Cajun catfish at home. The catfish are fried with cornmeal and served with a spicy tartar sauce. This Cajun inspired dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Healthy Baked Catfish
This healthy baked catfish recipe is definitely a winner! The fish cooks along with vegetables all in the same pan. An easy to make meal that’s healthy, full of flavor, and ready in minutes!
Hungarian Catfish Paprikash, Harcsapaprikás
Catfish Paprikash or harcsapaprikás is every but as well known in Hungary as chicken based cousin, a wonderfully rich decadent fish dish from Central Europe.
Classic Southern catfish stew recipe with potatoes, stewed tomatoes and fatback or bacon.
Baked Stuffed Fish Fillet For One
A fish fillet stuffed with sautéed bacon, celery, onions and garlic. Bakes in 30 minutes! This savory single serving meal is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. Low in carbs and incredibly delicious!
Grilled Fish Recipe | Tomato Basil Grilled Fish
This Tomato Basil Grilled Fish recipe, is a perfect choice for grilling and entertaining anytime of the year. In fact, this is the best grilled fish I have had. Plus, it is super easy which definitely appeals to this mamma! You can enjoy not only the delicious flavor but all the nutritional benefits that adding fish into your diet offers. Grilled fish is also GAPS diet, paleo and keto friendly!
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Last Updated on June 10, 2019 by Liza Hawkins
I like the cat fish recipe with garlic oil. I know now what I will make for the next BBQ. Thank you,
Nicole – Terrific! Enjoy!
Wow. nice pictures. I also like to cook with catfish. I think we also catfish mix vegetables as soup.
Hi Tino! I bet catfish *would* be good with mixed veggies in soup!