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The Instacart guide to catfish fillets

About catfish fillets

Catfish is a very mild fish with moist, dense meat. The meat is firmer and has less flake than most other whitefish varieties, making it ideal for a wide variety of cooking methods. Fresh catfish meat has a white to off-white color that turns opaque when cooked. Because the flesh is dense and firm, it often has less flake than other whitefish.

The most common commercially sold catfish fillets are Channel Cats, and most of these are grown in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The fish grown on catfish farms can weigh over 50 pounds and are usually sold as fillets in the store. These fish have no scales, making them easier to prepare than some other fish, but it also means that they are not kosher. A good kosher substitute for catfish is carp.

Catfish has a mild but distinct taste and is very popular in Mexican cuisines. It is also very common in the southern part of the U.S., where you'll find it on the menu at restaurants and in many home kitchens. Catfish are bony fish, but they have orderly bones, which makes them easy to fillet. By the time you purchase the fillets at the store, the bones should all be removed.

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FAQs About Catfish Fillets

You can serve a wide variety of side dishes with catfish fillets. Hushpuppies are a classic Southern side to have with fried catfish and many other Southern comfort foods. You can serve your catfish fillets with fried green tomatoes, macaroni, and cheese, fresh creamed corn, or stir-fried spinach. If you cook your catfish on the grill, add some fresh veggies to the grill to have with the fish.

Some other classic sides to serve include cornbread, close slaw, or fried okra.

Catfish is a moderately fatty fish and an excellent source of protein. A three-ounce serving of catfish has:
  • 120 calories
  • 6 grams of fat
  • 55 mg of cholesterol
  • 16 grams of protein
Eating catfish fillets will provide you with healthy fats, vitamin B12, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Even though catfish is low in calories, frying catfish, while a popular cooking method, will add to the calorie count.

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