Versatile Catfish Recipes
What's for dinner tonight? We have wonderful U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish menu ideas to tempt your tastebuds. Whether for yourself, your family or a special dinner with friends, try one of these tasty dishes. You'll be back for more.
Grilled Catfish Antipasto
Perfect for summer entertaining as everything can be done in advance, then refrigerated. Serve at room temperature, drizzling with marinade just before serving.
Finely grate 1 tsp (5 mL) peel from lemon and squeeze out 2 tbsp (30 mL) juice. Place both in a small bowl. Whisk in oil, garlic and dill. Slice zucchini into long 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) slices. Core peppers and cut into 6 to 8 pieces. Place vegetables in a bowl tossing with 1 tbsp (15 mL) marinade. Place catfish in a shallow dish, pouring 2 tbsp (30 mL) marinade over top. Turn fish to evenly coat.
Oil grill and preheat barbecue to medium heat. When grill is hot, sprinkle vegetables and catfish lightly with salt. Barbecue turning vegetables occasionally and catfish one or twice until cooked through, removing from grill as food is cooked. Vegetables should take about 6 minutes and catfish, 6 to 10 depending on thickness.
Cut each catfish fillet into 4 to 6 pieces, refrigerate until cool. Then arrange in a row in spoke-like fashion on a platter. Arrange peppers, zucchini, melon wedges, olives and tomatoes in rows. Drizzle remaining marinade over fish and zucchini. Garnish with basil leaves. Serves 4 as an appetizer.