Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes

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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes with recipes including; Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya, Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Lasagna, and Warm Sausage and Potato Salad. You can find these recipes and more at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget you can subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes
Find healthy, delicious turkey sausage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This catfish and sausage jambalaya recipe is one you might find in a neighborhood eatery in Creole country. Turkey sausage links have fewer calories and less fat than traditional pork sausage, but still deliver amazing taste to this dish……..

Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Lasagna
In this veggie-heavy lasagna recipe, zucchini slices fill in for some of the noodle layers, trimming carbs without sacrificing flavor……….

Warm Sausage and Potato Salad
This hearty warm turkey sausage and potato salad is a great choice for lunch on a cold day. Feel free to substitute pork kielbasa for the turkey sausage, if you’d like…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19059/ingredients/meat-poultry/sausage/turkey/

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Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes

April 10, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes with recipes like; Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya, Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad, and Grilled Oysters with Garlic-Herb Butter. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood recipes including crab, salmon, shrimp and tuna. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This catfish and sausage jambalaya recipe is one you might find in a neighborhood eatery in Creole country. Turkey sausage links have fewer calories and less fat than traditional pork sausage, but still deliver amazing taste to this dish…….

Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad
This 40-minute recipe pairs a vibrant black bean salad with baked flounder. The flounder is coated in a cayenne pepper and tortilla chip crust adding a bit of heat to this Mexican-inspired meal………..

Grilled Oysters with Garlic-Herb Butter
If you’ve never cooked oysters on the grill, you’re in for a treat. Grilling oysters whole saves you the trouble of shucking them—they magically pop open when cooked. A simple garlic herb butter adds richness and a bright pop of flavor to this impressive appetizer. To pretty it up use Irish butter, which is extra-golden because Irish cows typically enjoy an all-grass diet……….

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http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18243/ingredients/fish-seafood/

Healthy Sausage Recipes

November 7, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Sausage Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Sausage Recipes like; Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata, Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya, and Scrambled Turkey Nachos. Find these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Sausage Recipes
Find healthy, delicious sausage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata
A strata, especially this one that can be prepared the day before, is a brilliant idea for feeding a house full of guests. Hot Italian sausage balances the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and gives this healthy breakfast casserole a kick…….

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This one-pot jambalaya recipe is ready in 45 minutes. Catfish is paired with spicy Italian turkey sausage, aromatic vegetables, spices and brown rice in this southern-inspired meal…….

Scrambled Turkey Nachos
These tasty nachos, topped with eggs, turkey sausage and Cheddar cheese, are perfect to serve at your next brunch………….

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Diabetic Rice Recipes

May 31, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Rice Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Diabetic Rice Recipes like; Catfish and Turkey Sausage Jambalaya, Asian Ginger Chicken, and Red Beans and Rice with Chicken. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetic Rice Recipes
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you need to cut rice out of your diet. Instead of starchy white rice, opt for a whole grain rice such as brown rice, which is rich in vitamin B and antioxidants. Our diabetes-friendly rice recipes can help you maintain a healthy eating plan that tastes great, too.

Catfish and Turkey Sausage Jambalaya
Catfish gives this slimmed-down diabetic gumbo recipe its authentic Louisiana taste. Use instant brown rice to cut down on cook time………

Asian Ginger Chicken
This tasty trio (veggies, chicken, and rice) offers a trifecta of benefits: The diabetic dinner is high-protein, low-carb, and guaranteed to leave your stomach and your taste buds satisfied…..

Red Beans and Rice with Chicken
Add onions, peppers, and chicken to this rice-and-beans classic for rich flavor. One serving provides half your daily recommended protein intake……………

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Catfish Nuggets w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

November 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

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Rainy night last night and a cool and cloudy day out today. With colder temps on the way, highs in the low 40’s. Finished up some housework for Mom and moved some outside furniture in the shed for the Winter. For dinner tonight it’s Catfish Nuggets. I prepared Catfish Nuggets w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

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Picked these up at Meijer yesterday, on sale. Washed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Canola Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty. I really like using all the Zatarain’s Products!

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, I always use Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 
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The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern-Fish-Fri.aspx

Catfish Nuggets w/ Yellow Rice and Sliced Carrots

October 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Yellow Rice and Sliced Carrots

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Another cool and windy Fall Day, rain with periods of sun. Helped Mom outside between the showers of rain, putting up the outdoor furniture for the upcoming Winter. Had to go the bank and post office and that was about it. For dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets w/ Yellow Rice and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

 

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Picked these up at Kroger, on sale. Gave the Catfish Nuggets a good cleaning to start and seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

 

 

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For one side I prepared a new one, Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Yellow Rice. Love my Zatarain’s Products, first time I tried this one though. It’s a Long Grain Rice that’s seasoned with Bell Peppers, Onions, and Garlic. With the Mix add Water and Butter, and boil. It came out perfect! Well seasoned and delicious. Another good one from Zatarain’s. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots and had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Cup of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Yellow Rice
Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Yellow Rice
This easy-to-prepare rice dish has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal.
* Enriched long grain parboiled rice, onion, salt
* 50% more than regular size
* Since 1889
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 2 1/2 cups water, Rice Mix and 1 tbsp. butter or margarine in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 2 1/2 cups hot water, Rice Mix and 1 tbsp. butter or margarine (optional) in 2 1/2-quart microwavable bowl until well blended. Cover.
2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 5 minutes. Stir. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 15 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Microwave ovens vary; adjust cooking times as needed. Cooking times are based on an 1100 watt microwave oven.
CAUTION: Bowl and contents will be very hot. Use pot holders when removing from microwave.
Serving Size – 1/3 cup dry mix (57g) = 1 cup prepared

Nutritional information
(amount per serving)
Calories: 200
Fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 950mg
Carbohydrates: 43g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: <1g
http://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Rice-Mixes-and-Side-Dishes/Yellow-Rice

Fried Catfish w/ Herbed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread

September 27, 2014 at 5:12 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Catfish w/ Herbed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread

 

 

 

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Went out and got the morning papers this morning and it was a bit warmer than its been in the mornings. We got rain coming in sometime late Sunday, first time in a while. Got the Sandwich Maker out and made a Breakfast Sandwich to start the day along with a cup of hot Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Caught up on housework and a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Watched College Football for the rest of the afternoon. For dinner tonight it’s Fried Catfish w/ Herbed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

 

 
They had Catfish Fillets on sale at Kroger and it been quite sometime since I had Catfish so I picked up a Fillet. I started by rinsing it in cold water and patting dry with a paper towel. Cut the Fillet down the middle to make two smaller Fillets. Seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I then took a couple of tablespoons of Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Mix and rolled the Fillets in it, making sure all sides were covered with the mix. Using a medium size skillet I pan fried the Fillets, in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, about 3 minutes per side. The Fillets came out a beautiful golden brown and just flat out delicious. The Zatarain’s Mix just takes any Fish up a couple of notches on the flavor scale!

 

 

 
For one side I had some small Gourmet Potatoes left in a bag so I prepared some Herbed Red Potatoes. Washed the Potatoes off and dried, then cut them in half. Seasoned them with Sea salt, Pepper, Ground Smoked Cumin, Parsley , Dried Rosemary, and Dried Thyme. Then using a Cast Iron Skillet, my favorite cookware, I cooked them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil over Medium heat for about 5 minutes and finished them off in the oven for about 10 minutes. I had preheated the oven on 400 degrees and as I my Potatoes were finishing I also baked the Kroger Bakery Harvest Grain Loaf Bread. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. A delicious Southern Style Dinner tonight. For dessert later I’ll be making a Hot-Fudge Sundae! I used Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping and some Chopped Walnuts.

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

Zatarain's Crispy Southern

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern-Fish-Fri.aspx

Fish of the Week – Catfish

March 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM | Posted in fish | 1 Comment
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Catfishes (order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat’s

The channel catfish has four pairs of barbels

The channel catfish has four pairs of barbels

whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the heaviest and longest, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia and the second longest, the wels catfish of Eurasia, to detritivores (species that eat dead material on the bottom), and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and also naked types, neither having scales. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbels; members of the Siluriformes order are defined by features of the skull and swimbladder. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance; many of the larger species are farmed or fished for food. Many of the smaller species, particularly the genus Corydoras, are important in the aquarium hobby. Catfish are nocturnal.

 

Extant catfish species live inland or in coastal waters of every continent except Antarctica. Catfish have inhabited all continents at one time or another. Catfish are most diverse in tropical South America, Africa, and Asia. More than half of all catfish species live in the Americas. They are the only ostariophysans that have entered freshwater habitats in Madagascar, Australia, and New Guinea.
They are found in freshwater environments, though most inhabit shallow, running water. Representatives of at least eight families are hypogean (live underground) with three families that are also troglobitic (inhabiting caves). One such species is Phreatobius cisternarum, known to live underground in phreatic habitats. Numerous species from the families Ariidae and Plotosidae, and a few species from among the Aspredinidae and Bagridae, are found in salt water.
In the United States, catfish species may be known by a variety of slang names, just as mud cat, polliwogs, or chuckleheads. These nicknames are not standardized, so one area may call a Bullhead catfish by the nickname chucklehead, while in another state or region, that nickname refers to the Blue catfish.

 

Most catfish are bottom feeders. In general, they are negatively buoyant, which means that they will usually sink rather than float due to a reduced gas bladder and a heavy, bony head.[6] Catfish have a variety of body shapes, though most have a cylindrical body with a flattened ventrum to allow for benthic feeding.
A flattened head allows for digging through the substrate as well as perhaps serving as a hydrofoil. Most have a mouth that can expand to a large size and contains no incisiform teeth; catfish generally feed through suction or gulping rather than biting and cutting prey. However, some families, notably Loricariidae and Astroblepidae, have a suckermouth that allows them to fasten themselves to objects in fast-moving water. Catfish also have a maxilla reduced to a support for barbels; this means that they are unable to protrude their mouths as other fish such as carp.
Catfish may have up to four pairs of barbels: nasal, maxillary (on each side of mouth), and two pairs of chin barbels, even though pairs of barbels may be absent depending on the species. Catfish also have chemoreceptors across their entire bodies, which means they “taste” anything they touch and “smell” any chemicals in the water. “In catfish, gustation plays a primary role in the orientation and location of food”. Because their barbels and chemoreception are more important in detecting food, the eyes on catfish are generally small. Like other ostariophysans, they are characterized by the presence of a Weberian apparatus. Their well-developed Weberian apparatus and reduced gas bladder allow for improved hearing as well as sound production.
Catfish have no scales; their bodies are often naked. In some species, the mucus-covered skin is used in cutaneous respiration, where the fish breathes through its skin. In some catfish, the skin is covered in bony plates called scutes; some form of body armor appears in various ways within the order. In loricarioids and in the Asian genus Sisor, the armor is primarily made up of one or more rows of free dermal plates. Similar plates are found in large specimens of Lithodoras. These plates may be supported by vertebral processes, as in scoloplacids and in Sisor, but the processes never fuse to the plates or form any external armor. By contrast, in the subfamily Doumeinae (family Amphiliidae) and in hoplomyzontines (Aspredinidae), the armor is formed solely by expanded vertebral processes that form plates. Finally, the lateral armor of doradids, Sisor, and hoplomyzontines consists of hypertrophied lateral line ossicles with dorsal and ventral lamina.

All catfish, except members of Malapteruridae (electric catfish), possess a strong, hollow, bonified leading spine-like ray on their dorsal and pectoral fins. As a defense, these spines may be locked into place so that they stick outwards, which can inflict severe wounds. In several species catfish can use these fin rays to deliver a stinging protein if the fish is irritated. This venom is produced by glandular cells in the epidermal tissue covering the spines. In members of the family Plotosidae, and of the genus Heteropneustes, this protein is so strong it may hospitalize humans, those unfortunate enough to receive a sting; in Plotosus lineatus, the stings may result in death.
Juvenile catfish, like most fish, have relatively large heads, eyes and posterior median fins in comparison to larger, more mature individuals. These juveniles can be readily placed in their families, particularly those with highly derived fin or body shapes; in some cases identification of the genus is possible. As far as known for most catfish, features that are often characteristic of species such as mouth and fin positions, fin shapes, and barbel lengths show little difference between juveniles and adults. For many species, pigmentation pattern is also similar in juveniles and adults. Thus, juvenile catfishes generally resemble and develop smoothly into their adult form without distinct juvenile specializations. Exceptions to this are the ariid catfishes, where the young retain yolk sacs late into juvenile stages, and many pimelodids, which may have elongated barbels and fin filaments or coloration patterns.
Sexual dimorphism is reported in about half of all families of catfish. The modification of the anal fin into an intromittent organ (in internal fertilizers) as well as accessory structures of the reproductive apparatus (in both internal and external fertilizers) have been described in species belonging to 11 different families.

 

Catfish have one of the greatest ranges in size within a single order of bony fish. Many catfish have a maximum length of under 12 cm. Some of the smallest species of Aspredinidae and Trichomycteridae reach sexual maturity at only 1 centimetre (0.39 in).
The wels catfish, Silurus glanis, is the only native catfish species of Europe, besides the much smaller related Aristotle’s catfish found in Greece. Mythology and literature record wels catfish of astounding proportions, yet to be proven scientifically. The average size of the species is about 1.2–1.6 m (3.9–5.2 ft), and fish more than 2 metres (6.6 ft) are very rare. The largest specimens on record measure more than 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) in length and sometimes exceeded 100 kilograms (220 lb).
The largest Ictalurus furcatus, caught in the Missouri River on July 20, 2010, weighed 130 pounds (59 kg). The largest flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris, ever caught was in Independence, Kansas, weighing 123 lb 9 oz (56.0 kg). In July 2009, a catfish weighing 193 pounds was caught in the River Ebro, Spain, by an 11-year old British schoolgirl. However, these records pale in comparison to a giant Mekong catfish caught in northern Thailand on May 1, 2005 and reported to the press almost 2 months later that weighed 293 kilograms (650 lb). This is the largest giant Mekong catfish caught since Thai officials started keeping records in 1981. The giant Mekong catfish are not well studied since they live in developing countries and it is quite possible that they can grow even larger.

 

In many catfish, the humeral process is a bony process extending backward from the pectoral girdle immediately above the base of the pectoral fin. It lies beneath the skin where its outline may be determined by dissecting the skin or probing with a needle.
The retina of catfish are composed of single cones and large rods. Many catfish have a tapetum lucidum which may help enhance photon capture and increase low-light sensitivity. Double cones, though present in most teleosts, are absent from catfish.
The anatomical organization of the testis in catfish is variable among the families of catfish, but the majority of them present fringed testis: Ictaluridae, Claridae, Auchenipteridae, Doradidae, Pimelodidae, and Pseudopimelodidae. In the testes of some species of Siluriformes, organs and structures such as a spermatogenic cranial region and a secretory caudal region are observed, in addition to the presence of seminal vesicles in the caudal region. The total number of fringes and their length are different in the caudal and cranial portions between species. Fringes of the caudal region may present tubules, in which the lumen is filled by secretion and spermatozoa. Spermatocysts are formed from cytoplasmic extensions of Sertoli cells; the release of spermatozoa is allowed by breaking of the cyst walls.
The occurrence of seminal vesicles, in spite of their interspecific variability in size, gross morphology and function, has not been related to the mode of fertilization. They are typically paired, multi-chambered, and connected with the sperm duct, and have been reported to play a glandular and a storage function. Seminal vesicle secretion may include steroids and steroid glucuronides, with hormonal and pheromonal functions, but it appears to be primarily constituted of mucoproteins, acid mucopolysaccharides, and phospholipids.
Fish ovaries may be of two types: gymnovarian or cystovarian. In the first type, the oocytes are released directly into the coelomic cavity and then eliminated. In the second type, the oocytes are conveyed to the exterior through the oviduct. Many catfish are cystovarian in type, including Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, P. fasciatum, Lophiosilurus alexandri, and Loricaria lentiginosa.

 

Catfish have widely been caught and farmed for food for hundreds of years in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Judgments as

Tuscaloosa Catfish served with corn bread and rice

Tuscaloosa Catfish served with corn bread and rice

to the quality and flavor vary, with some food critics considering catfish as being excellent food, while others dismiss them as watery and lacking in flavor. In Central Europe, catfish were often viewed as a delicacy to be enjoyed on feast days and holidays. Migrants from Europe and Africa to the United States brought along this tradition, and in the Southern United States, catfish is an extremely popular food. The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on June 25, 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”
Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbed with cornmeal and fried.
In Indonesia, catfish is usually served grilled in street stalls called warung and eaten with vegetables and soy sauce; the dish is called pecel lele. Catfish can also be eaten with chili sambal as lele penyet (minced catfish). (Lele is the Indonesian word for catfish.)
In Malaysia catfish, called “ikan keli”, is fried with spices or grilled and eaten with tamarind and Thai chillies gravy and also is often eaten with steamed rice.
In Bangladesh and the Indian states of Odisha, West Bengal and Assam catfish (locally known as Magur) is eaten as a favored delicacy during the monsoons. Catfish, locally known as thedu or etta in Malayalam, is very famous in the Indian state Kerala. In the inland ponds in Kerala, 2 varieties of catfish is abundant- Muzhi and Kari while “Etta” is a basically a salt water fish. The smaller, slender Kari is notorious for its ability to sting, and Muzhi is much bigger and easy to catch, especially during Monsoon when this seems to literally walk where very little water is present from the rain water. All the catfish are eaten as curry and their extra-large eggs, especially that of Etta, is fried and is a delicacy. It is also believed that catfish meat helps in blood purification. Catfish curry is consumed in these parts to promote faster recovery to patients suffering from fever or other ailments.
In Hungary catfish is often cooked in paprika sauce (Harcsapaprikás) typical of Hungarian cuisine. It is traditionally served with pasta smothered with curd cheese (túrós csusza).
Catfish is high in Vitamin D. Farm-raised catfish contains low levels of omega-3 fatty acids and a much higher proportion of omega-6 fatty acids.
Vietnamese catfish cannot be legally marketed as catfish in the United States, and is subsequently referred to as swai or basa Only fish of the family Ictaluridae may be marketed as catfish in the United States.
As catfish lack scales, they are judged not to be kosher and may not be eaten by observant Jews, some Christians who follow the Torah’s food restrictions, and observant Muslims of various schools.

 

Catfish are easy to farm in warm climates, leading to inexpensive and safe food at local grocers. About 60% of U.S. farm-raised catfish are grown within a 65-mile (100-km) radius of Belzoni, Mississippi. Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) supports a $450 million/yr aquaculture industry.
Catfish raised in inland tanks or channels are considered safe for the environment, since their waste and disease should be contained and not spread to the wild.
In Asia, many catfish species are important as food. Several walking catfish (Clariidae) and shark catfish (Pangasiidae) species are heavily cultured in Africa and Asia. Exports of one particular shark catfish species from Vietnam, Pangasius bocourti, has met with pressures from the U.S. catfish industry. In 2003, The United States Congress passed a law preventing the imported fish from being labeled as catfish. As a result, the Vietnamese exporters of this fish now label their products sold in the U.S. as “basa fish.” Trader Joe’s has labeled frozen fillets of Vietnamese Pangasius hypophthalmus as “striper.”
There is a large and growing ornamental fish trade, with hundreds of species of catfish, such as Corydoras and armored suckermouth catfish (often called plecos), being a popular component of many aquaria. Other catfish commonly found in the aquarium trade are banjo catfish, talking catfish, and long-whiskered catfish.

 

Representatives of the genus Ictalurus have been introduced into European waters in the hope of obtaining a sporting and food resource. However, the European stock of American catfishes has not achieved the dimensions of these fish in their native waters, and have only increased the ecological pressure on native European fauna. Walking catfish have also been introduced in the freshwaters of Florida, with the voracious catfish becoming a major alien pest there. Flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris, is also a North American pest on Atlantic slope drainages. Pterygoplichthys species, released by aquarium fishkeepers, have also established feral populations in many warm waters around the world.

 

While the vast majority of catfish are harmless to humans, a few species are known to present some risk. Perhaps the most notorious of these is the candiru, due to the way it is reputed to parasitize the urethra, though there is only one documented case of a candiru attack on a human.
Since 2007, the Goonch catfish has also gained attention following a series of fatal underwater attacks which have been alleged by biologist Jeremy Wade to have been from unusually large goonch.
The Wels catfish has also been reputed to kill humans (especially young children), and while there are no documented cases of fatalities, larger specimens are known to cause serious injuries in rare instances. In addition, other species are reputed to be dangerous to humans as well, but with less definitive evidence.
Many catfish species have “stings” (actually non-venomous in most cases) embedded behind their fins; thus precautions must be taken when handling them.

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