Catfish

Ictalurus punctatus

Characteristics

  • Fillets are approximately 6/8 oz 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

Flavour/Texture Profile

Cooking Tips

  • Readily absorbs other flavors
  • 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