Get a Healthy Dinner on the Table in Minutes

Chances are, you’ve heard words and phrases like “omega-3s,” “lean protein” and “heart health” associated with fish. And yet, when you come home from work, cooking fish just sounds like too much effort. But U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish can change that thought.
Catfish is actually one of the quickest meals you can prepare. The following recipe, for example, only involves nine minutes of active cooking time. For the same amount of time it takes to mix up a box of mac ’n’cheese, you can eat a nutritious dinner that looks and tastes like it took great skill to prepare.
U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, which are sustainably raised, are low in saturated fat, high in protein and a moderate source of omega-3 fatty acids. Combining the fish with almonds makes for an especially beneficial meal, as almonds contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. And the almonds in Catfish Almondine offer loads of additional protein.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Cooks up Healthy Weeknights

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Chances are, you’ve heard words and phrases like “omega-3s,” “lean protein” and “heart health” associated with fish. And yet, when you come home from work, cooking fish just sounds like too much effort. But U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish can change that thought.

Catfish is actually one of the quickest meals you can prepare. The following recipe, for example, only involves nine minutes of active cooking time. For the same amount of time it takes to mix up a box of mac ‘n’cheese, you can eat a nutritious dinner that looks and tastes like it took great skill to prepare.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, which are sustainably raised, are low in saturated fat, high in protein and a moderate source of omega-3 fatty acids. Combining the fish with almonds makes for an especially beneficial meal, as almonds contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. And the almonds in Catfish Almondine offer loads of additional protein.

Catfish Almondine

Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets

2 tablespoons butter, divided

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 lemon, zested and juiced

Directions:

1) Melt one tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, place the catfish fillets serving side down, and cook them for four minutes, or until they appear nicely browned.

2) Flip the fillets. Cook them for an additional four minutes or until they’re browned and flaky. Remove the fillets from the skillet and set them aside.

3) Add the remaining butter to the skillet. Add the almonds, zest and lemon juice. Cook the almonds for one minute or until they begin to brown.

4) Place the catfish on a plate and serve them with the almondine sauce.

For more recipes, visit www.UScatfish.com.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Liven Up Dip

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Spinach and artichoke dip has become a staple of social gatherings. And while its tastiness can’t be denied, it’s too common to truly impress guests. Wouldn’t it be fun to liven up the party with more unique offerings?

Incorporating catfish can be a welcome variation to party foods. U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish possesses a light, mild flavor that lends itself to any kind of dish, ranging from spicy curries to Southern fish frys to, you guessed it, spinach and artichoke dip.

Not only does catfish provide an interesting new twist on that old standby, it also adds a sustainable source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. For your next gathering of friends or family, try Spinach and Artichoke Dip With Catfish.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip With Catfish

Serves Four

Ingredients:

3 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets, baked and flaked

1 pound frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained

1 8.5 ounce can artichokes, drained

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated and divided

1/2 cup green onions, diced

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon hot sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Squeeze excess moisture out of spinach and artichokes.

3. Combine 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer the mixture to a glass baking dish and top it with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the dip is hot in the middle and looks golden brown.

5. Serve warm with your favorite crackers.

For more information and recipes, visit www.UScatfish.com.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Provides Fresh Flavor

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Winter weather often means casseroles and other comfort foods, but you can still create light, fresh-tasting meals with seasonal ingredients.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is available year-round. Catfish is packaged quickly after harvesting, making it among the freshest-tasting fish available.

Even better, farmed catfish eat a specialized diet that guarantees a slightly sweet, mild flavor. High in protein and low in saturated fat, catfish also provides healthy nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids.

Citrus and rosemary can brighten up even the dreariest winter day. Here, they make a catfish dish flavorful enough for entertaining and quick enough for a weekday:

Grilled Citrus Rosemary Catfish

Makes four servings

For the catfish:

4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets

1/2 fresh lemon per fillet

Citrus Sauce:

Zest of one lime

Zest of one lemon

Zest of one orange

Juice of one lime

6 ounces pineapple juice

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat grill.

2. To make the sauce, combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Simmer five minutes.

3. Place catfish in a shallow dish and squeeze 1/2 fresh lemon over each. Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Let sit for five minutes.

4. Place catfish fillets on grill, skin side up, for three to four minutes. Turn and grill two to three more minutes.

5. Transfer catfish to serving plate, and spoon warmed citrus sauce over each fillet.

For Summer, a Dish With a Tropical Twist

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Nothing quite says “summer” like a healthy meal of fish and vegetables, and U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish has a light, versatile flavor that lends itself to almost any dish.

This recipe for Poached Catfish with Fresh Mango Salsa takes advantage of the fresh herbs and tomatoes available on farm stands and in markets during the summer, then adds a tropical flair with pineapple and mango:

Poached U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish with Fresh Mango Salsa

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets

Salt and pepper

For Poaching Liquid:

2 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 tablespoon whole peppercorns

2 garlic cloves

1 bay leaf

4 to 5 sprigs of herbs, like parsley, rosemary, chives, or tarragon

For Mango Salsa:

1 cup fresh mango, diced

1 cup fresh pineapple, diced

1/2 medium red onion, finely diced

1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced

1 cup canned black beans, rinsed

1/2 fresh lime, juiced

1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

1. Place all poaching ingredients into a sauté pan; bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.

2. Sprinkle the fillets with salt and pepper.

3. Gently place the catfish into the liquid; cover and cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes or until meat is white and flaky.

4. Combine the salsa ingredients, and season to taste.

5. Carefully remove the catfish from the poaching liquid with a slotted spatula, and place on a serving platter. Spoon salsa over the top of the fish.

To learn more about U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, visit www.UScatfish.com.