August is National Catfish Month
The whiskered fish is a leading product in sustainable aquaculture. Whether you eat it steamed, broiled, breaded or fried, reap the impressive benefits of vitamin B-12 and protein. Try it in a classic beer-battered-and-fried preparation, or barbeque it for a summertime treat. If you’re in the mood for a more advanced preparation, try it in a catfish bisque with a medley of summer vegetables, beans and potatoes, or an authentic gumbo with vegetables and spices. Delicious and reasonably priced, catfish is available from many fishmongers whole, dressed, in steaks or fillets—or even in nugget form to get your kids open to a different kind of fish stick. Yes, they may be ugly, but they are economical and delicious. For more information, visit USCatfish.com.