Catfish is hugely popular around the world and prized for its mild, succulent flavour, pleasing texture and large flakes. Across the pond, Cajun catfish is an American classic and catfish is revered in Malaysian and Vietnamese cooking.
Catfish is available to us in Britain. However, catfish is elusive. It is the Scarlet Pimpernel of the ocean, hiding behind rocks and in small caves and going by a number of aliases such as ‘sea wolf,’ ‘devil fish,’ ‘Scotch Halibut’ and ‘Scarborough woof.’
The catfish we deliver to your home is fresh, filleted and boned for convenience and just £13.50 a kilo. Seek it here.
Catfish carries strong flavours such as Cajun or Asian spices well. Grill for 6-8 minutes each side, bake in 12-15 minutes or pan fry for 2-3 minutes each side. Also delicious cut into strips, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried for 4-5 minutes.
For inspiration, here are three of the best catfish recipes we’ve found from around the web: