Overfishing Leads to Troubled Waters for Many Species

As many seafood lovers know, buying seafood isn’t as simple as it used to be.

According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, many marine species are either endangered or threatened, and overfishing is an escalating problem. Between overfishing, oil spills, climate change and other human activities, not a single portion of the ocean remains unaffected.

In fact, a pack of radioactive bluefin tuna recently migrated to the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The tuna, already Japan’s most expensive fish, had harmful levels of radioactive cesium, an outcome of Japan’s devastating earthquake. As a species, bluefin are also substantially overfished.

What’s the Nutritional Value of Quiche?

The beauty of quiche is that it can be virtually anything you like — heavy or light, entree or appetizer, holiday treat or a Thursday dinner. And to top off the versatility, you can create a scrumptious quiche with practically any vegetable, meat or seafood. Now, if it were only healthy…

Despite the flexibility, not to mention the easy prep, some cooks have misgivings about the nutritional value of quiche. After all, it is mostly a simple custard of eggs, heavy whipping cream and cheese. And that’s a lot of unnecessary fat and calories.

Get Professionally Cooked Seafood Recipes With Parchment Paper

Whoever taught you how to cook, be it Mom, Grandma or the Food Network, probably shared the secret to no-muss, no-fuss baking. After all, many chefs know that baking with parchment paper is key for moist cookies, brownies, cakes and other sweet treats.

Do you also think of using parchment paper for meats, seafood, pizza, soup, fondue, vegetables and more? You should – the tool is practically limitless. It can be used in dozens of dishes with the simplest clean-up. Plus, unlike wax paper or plastic wrap, parchment paper doesn’t melt onto your food. Check out a savory catfish recipe using parchment paper and U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish:

American Catfish Goes South of the Border

Put together a fiesta or a simple, delicious supper with Catfish Enchiladas with Goat Cheese and Chipotle Cream. A welcome departure from your typical chicken or beef, U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish has a uniquely mild flavor that will take your taste buds south of the border. This dish is the ideal combination of elegance and ease, a perfect crowd-pleaser or quick weeknight meal. And while the catfish alone will make your mouth water, creamy goat cheese and a spicy chipotle cream will have you shouting, “Olé!”

Catfish Enchiladas with Goat Cheese and Chipotle Cream

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.

For Healthy Summer Fare,Try U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – For a savory, healthy meal this summer, prepare light and flavorful catfish with a Mediterranean twist.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish are raised on a special diet to ensure a uniformly mild flavor, making them one of the most versatile fish available. Embrace the spirit of heart-healthy Mediterranean cuisine by looking for this sustainable fish raised closer to home.

Baked Mediterranean Catfish

Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup zucchini

1/2 cup red onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup mixed Mediterranean olives, halved

1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1 tablespoon capers

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, optional garnish

Directions.

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the zucchini, onion and garlic. Cook for five minutes or until the onions become translucent. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the olives, tomatoes, basil and capers.

3. Lightly brush the catfish fillets with olive oil, then season them with salt and pepper. Place the fillets into a lightly oiled baking dish. Spoon equal amounts of the vegetable mixture on each fillet. Bake for 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese and serve.

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 Liven Up Dip

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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.