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While leaving your comfort zone might be a good thing, it could have dangerous consequences.
August 14, 2009
So I was dining with a friend, at the premier catfish-eating restaurant in the universe, and it was a foregone conclusion we would both have the catfish.
Truth is, I had secretly harbored the notion that catfish, being bottom feeders, would taste that way.
Consequently, I didn’t have the catfish, and ordered something too shameful to mention.
To this day, my friend has never let me forget it.
And I have never forgiven myself.
Since this is National Catfish Month, I figured I would pay homage to Ictalurus punctatus. Perhaps for some penance.
Seems there is still is a bit of prejudice against "cats," as aficionados call them.
This from the London Times:
“A second Worcestershire fish and chip shop owner has been accused of selling Vietnamese catfish and disguising it as British cod."
"Oh my Cod!" The Food Safety Act quickly acted. Not that his customers were complaining.
So what is catfish exactly? It's a collective name for a large group of fish, which can be found all over the world in salt and freshwater.
Yes, they have those distinctive barbels or whiskers that range from long and dragging to quite neat.
They’re easy to clean because they don’t have scales.
Today, most of the catfish we eat are farm raised, and the Channel catfish ranks fifth among the most popular fish consumed since 1999.
No need to muddy the waters naming one through four.
Speaking of which, the catfish farm raising community tells us you’ll never get that muddy flavor, caused by algal blooms in the water. Since they’re feeding them on top of the water, on a vegetable diet.
And they’re raising them in a chemical free environment.
As a result, this fish has got a delicate, almost sweet flavor and a meaty texture that doesn't require frying to make it taste good.
The state fish of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Tennessee is also excellent baked, blackened and sautéed.
In all fairness, advocates of freshly caught wild catfish are just as wild about them.
I know most of you know this.
But, for those that don't, I hope I've dispelled any notions you might have.
In the hopes of saving you from the unforgivable mistake that I made.
What is the Evolutionary History of Fish? wisegeek.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
World Fisheries whole-systems.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
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