I am so excited to partner with The Catfish Institute to promote the goodness of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish. It’s a sustainable seafood option you can feel good about—it gets a “best choice” rating from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program—and because of the way it’s farmed and fed, it has a reliably mild, buttery flavor every time.
I grew up in Mississippi, where catfish was a mainstay. Back then, we typically had it fried—which is fantastic—but the mild, sweet flavor of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is versatile enough to shine with other cooking methods, too. Here, I’ve rubbed it with some robust spices and given it a turn on the grill with some wood chips for a wonderfully smoky flavor. And because the fish itself is so mild, it pairs fantastically with fruit, in this case a summery mixture of sweet cherry tomatoes and even sweeter peaches. It’s an elegant take on a family-friendly fish you should get to know a little better, especially if you’re working to get more fish into your diet.