Charlotte area anglers have access to a lot of local waters which hold catfish. Both Lake Norman and Lake Wylie have huge catfish populations, while many local ponds also provide fishing for them.
If you don’t fish you can also get channel catfish fillets in many area grocery stores.
Catfish are delicious in a great many seafood recipes. Try these four great recipes for those tasty catfish you catch in local waters.
For even more catfish recipes check out: Terrifically tasty catfish recipes.
Barbecued Catfish Tacos
4 (8-inch) tortillas
1 lb catfish fillets
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup barbecue sauce
Veggie cooking spray
Sliced green onions
Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Sprinkle catfish with salt and pepper, lightly brush each side with barbeque sauce. Place catfish in grilled basket coved with cooking spray. Cook, covered with grill id, over medium coals 5 minutes on each side. Remove fish from basket and flake gently with a fork.
Spoon catfish evenly down the center of the tortillas, top with sour crème and green onions. Squeeze lime wedges over tortillas; fold opposite sides over filling. Serves 4.
Simple and Delicious Fried Catfish
The Italian salad dressing in this one does wonders as a marinade– if you haven’t ever tried it with fish you should!
6-8 medium channel catfish fillets
Italian salad dressing
Marinate catfish fillets in Italian dressing for one day. Dip fillets in milk, roll in flour, and cook in vegetable oil over medium heat in a large skillet or frying pan. Do not overcook, fish is done when it is golden and flakes with a fork. Serves 4. Great with French fries, sliced tomatoes, and sweet tea.
Southern Baked Catfish
4 to 5 lb blue or flathead catfish, skinned and dressed
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 lemons, sliced
1 med onion, chopped
chopped or minced parsley
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sprinkle catfish with salt and pepper and coat with mayonnaise. Place catfish in a large pan greased with olive oil. Arrange lemon slices on top and sprinkle with onion, parsley and paprika. Reduce oven to 400 degrees and bake catfish 10 minutes per pound. Serves 4.
Cape Fear Catfish Cakes
1 lb catfish fillets, cooked and diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
½ red pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 small red potatoes, cooked and diced
1 egg, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
½ teaspoon seafood seasoning
dash soy sauce
dash Worcestershire sauce
dash hot sauce
Mix all ingredients except oil, and blend well. Form into cakes. Heat olive oil on the stove and sauté cakes lightly on both sides. Don’t overcook catfish cakes, serve as soon as cakes are golden brown. Serves 4.
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