Catfish

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Ictalurus punctatus

Characteristics

  • Fillets are approximately 6 to 8 ounces each
  • Skinless, pin bone Out
  • Pearly, lean meat cooks to white
  • Grain fed, farm raised means a consistent, sweet, mild flavour

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler between 1º to 4° C
  • Minimum shelf life is 2 days from delivery
  • Freshwater raised Catfish has an odor similar to chicken

Seasonal Availability

Available year round

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Mild flavour
  • Medium texture

Cooking Tips

  • Readily absorbs other flavours
  • Texture is rugged with a fine flake and can be cooked any method except smoking, as it is too lean
  • Best suited for baking, broiling, frying, grilling or sautéing
  • A classic method is to pan-fry in bread crumbs
  • Recipe: Catfish with Green Olives

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