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Catfish

From fried and crispy to baked and seasoned, catfish recipes are a unique and spicy addition to any Mardi Gras menu or Cajun-themed meal.

Jambalaya with Catfish

Jambalaya with Catfish

Jambalaya with Catfish

My family owns a catfish processing plant. This colorful, zippy main dish is a great favorite of ours.

Catfish Spread

Catfish Spread

Catfish Spread

Whenever we have a fish fry, we begin the meal with this dip. My children and grandchildren love it, and it gets rave reviews at picnic and potlucks. Someone always requests the recipe. —Edna Carter, West Point, Virginia

Mustard Fried Catfish

Mustard Fried Catfish

Mustard Fried Catfish

“I make this meal on a monthly basis,” writes Barbara Keith from Faucett, MIssouri. “The fish is so delicious and flaky, and it’s easy to prepare, too.” If you can’t find catfish, purchase orange roughy or cod instead.
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Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

To help breading adhere to the fish, pat fillets dry and coat lightly with flour before dipping in egg and dredging in cornmeal coating. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before frying.

Crab-Stuffed Catfish

Crab-Stuffed Catfish

Crab-Stuffed Catfish

"My family was not big on fish...until I made this dish," Joy McConaghy from Moline, Illinois notes. She stuffs catfish fillets with a delicious mixture of crabmeat, cheese, seasoned bread crumbs and mayonnaise.

Salsa Catfish

Salsa Catfish

Salsa Catfish

Give your fish a southwestern "kick" with Teresa Hubbard's change-of-pace preparation. "My sister doesn't like seafood, so I figured I'd disguise it with a mix of interesting tastes and textures," she explains from Russellville, Alabama. "Everyone was surprised by the slightly crunchy tortilla chip coating."

Cajun Baked Catfish

Cajun Baked Catfish

Cajun Baked Catfish

Jim Gales’ well-seasoned fish nets him compliments from family and friends in Glendale, Wisconsin whenever he serves it. The fish is moist and flakey, the coating crisp, crunchy and flecked with paprika.

Catfish Coating Mix

Catfish Coating Mix

Catfish Coating Mix

These cakes are crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside—a real treat! I like to serve them with hush puppies and coleslaw. I developed the recipe to put to good use all the catfish we catch at our lake cabin.—Jan Campbell, Purvis, Mississippi

Spicy Catfish with Tomatoes

Spicy Catfish with Tomatoes

Spicy Catfish with Tomatoes

I came up with this recipe after trying something similar at a catfish house in the mountains of northern Georgia. My husband and I both appreciate this healthful, flavor-packed dish.

Tangy Lemon Catfish

Tangy Lemon Catfish

Tangy Lemon Catfish

My husband turns up his nose at any fish dish I prepare except this one. In fact, this one makes his eyes light up!

Baked Cajun Catfish

Baked Cajun Catfish

Baked Cajun Catfish

This is our favorite way to serve catfish. I've made this with half of the spices at first. Then my family got older, I doubled the spices. —Wendy Stenman
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