National Catfish Month
Did you know there is a holiday for catfish? It’s National Catfish Month. Learn more about how this delicious holiday was created. Learn more about the history of National Catfish Month and how you can get involved.
This holiday was first mentioned in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan declared to the nation that a national holiday would be dedicated to the catfish. Since Reagan’s announcement, the Catfish Institute (TCI) in Jackson, Mississippi, has been working throughout the year to promote the farm-raised catfish industry and their impact on the local economy. Catfish is America’s most important aquaculture product. Each year, a Catfish of the Year is given to a farmer as an example of how an American farmer should look.
National Catfish Month is an effort to raise awareness about the importance of catfish farming in the economy. Catfish has been farmed and fished for food for hundreds years in Africa, Asia, South America. It is a delicious meal in many parts, as well as a delicacy, in certain parts of the United States. Catfish is nutritious and low in omega-3 fatty acid levels. It also has a higher percentage of omega-6 fat acids. It is a common species in many parts of the globe, but it is not a part of American culture.
This catfish recipe will satisfy your cravings for catfish. To remove fish flavor, either rinse the catfish under cold water, or place it in a one-hour soak in buttermilk. After that, wash the fish and dry it with paper towels. Next, place the catfish on a tray and pour the milk over it. Combine 1 cup cornmeal, 3 tablespoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a separate tray. The fillets should be removed from the milk. Allow it to dry for five minutes. Next, heat the butter and oil in a large skillet on medium heat. The catfish should be cooked for 5 to 7 minutes per side. Let the catfish cook until golden brown. Drain off any oil and let cool down for a while before serving. This recipe can be shared on social media using the hashtag #catfishmonth.