Southern Catfish

Submitted by Christi

You know, around here, we love our catfish. We love it fried, grilled, baked, blackened . . . okay, so stop me, I am getting carried away. Including the yummy remoulade, there are 3 (or more) recipes here today!

One of our favorite ways to have catfish during the summer heat is grilled (as in, keep that heat outside!). Occasionally, we have a filet left over. Well, don’t worry about that. We’ll just make catfish salad!

Here is one version I saw from uscatfish.com

2  U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets
1/4 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon)
1 small shallot, finely chopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups mixed salad greens such as arugula, chicory, escarole, mustard and radicchio, washed and torn into bite-size pieces and dried

1. Place catfish fillet strips and mushrooms in a shallow dish. Mix olive oil, vinegar, tarragon, shallot, salt and pepper in a small bowl using a wire whisk until well blended.
2. Pour two-thirds of the marinade over the catfish. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate. Reserve remaining marinade to use as salad dressing.
3. Prepare a grill or preheat the broiler.
4. Place catfish fillets on an oiled grill rack or broiler pan rack. Grill or broil 4 inches from the heat source for 2 or 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Allow to cool slightly; serve warm.
5. Toss salad greens, mushrooms and reserved marinade in a large bowl. Top with grilled catfish.

My version is a like this:

Today’s Lagniappe: Grilled Catfish Salad

1 grilled catfish filet, cooled and chopped
assorted salad greens
Christi’s remoulade
Your favorite croutons

Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy!

Christi’s Remoulade:

Use in amounts that suit your tastes

  • Zatarains creole mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Red chili sauce (not much)
  • Horseradish
  • Worcestershire sauce (a dash)
  • Garlic

Mix together. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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7 Responses to “Southern Catfish”

  1. sarah Says:

    Yummy! These all sound delicious. I’m going to try the catfish salad. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  2. jingle Says:

    yummy.

  3. Brenda Says:

    What great ways to fix catfish!

  4. Linnea Says:

    I tasted catfish for the first time not too long ago. A separate one had to be grilled for me due to possible allergic reactions to the stuff being used for everyone else. Not used to the taste though.

  5. Sherry Says:

    I would have never thought about putting catfish in my salad. I love catfish though! 😀 I might have to give it a try. 😀

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sherry

  6. Jane Anne Says:

    I’m a Southern girl transplanted to Oregon. My husband and I were just talking about Southern food on Sunday and he said, “Man, we need to make some fried Catfish!” This looks wonderful (and it’s just a bit healthier, too!). We might have to try it.

  7. Heather Solos Says:

    I love catfish over a salad, but I’m bad and pan fry it. My husband, a transplanted midwesterner is slowly getting used to it.

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