How to cook catfish: some practical recipes
Classic catfish is a large predator that can reach a metre in length. But in the South of Russia and Ukraine are a small bottom-dwelling catfish, total length 35 cm, So here they are – the most delicious. The big fish are pretty tough, with the specific smell of meat, so you can make only patties, pie fillings, pies.
Before you cook catfish , it is necessary to clean and gut. This fish has no scales, only the slime on the skin. In order to remove it (and to do this it is necessary, otherwise the dish will stink of marsh mud), RUB the carcass with coarse salt. Then, open the abdomen, remove the gills and entrails, cut off the tail, head and fins. Thoroughly RUB the inside with salt and then carefully rinse. Large fish cut into serving pieces. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
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It is a fatty fish, so it should not go much oil. But it has a strong smell, but because you need not to spare spices, Bay leaf and other herbs to fight off “the aroma of the swamp”. Let us not forget about lemon juice, which will make delicate white meat even more delicate. Catfish make patties, fry it in a pan, bake it in the oven, stewed, stuffed, cooked the barbecue, and even smoked salmon.
How to cook catfish in a pan.
It with. and a quick way to cook fish. Pieces RUB with salt, sprinkle with pepper, roll in flour batter and fry on both sides in small amount of vegetable oil. On the table serve with lemon slices. But you can choose a more complex recipe: double the batter. In one bowl mix the flour with the salt, and the second egg with salt (Luton). Each piece of catfish first roll in flour, Ammonite in Luton, then again in flour. Then lay on a well-heated vegetable oil and fry until Golden brown.
How to cook catfish in the oven?
The fish pieces are rubbed with salt and spices, wrap each in foil and send in the oven for half an hour (the temperature should be 200-220 degrees). If you caught a small catfish, and you decided to bake it whole, you can stuff it with herbs (parsley, dill, Basil), slices of lemon. You can try this version: fill the abdomen ready buckwheat porridge mixed with stewed carrots. The fish wrap foil, not to pressies, bake in the oven at 200 C for 40-50 minutes.
How to cook catfish, baked in sour cream
First serving pieces salt, pepper, rolled in flour and lightly fry them. Then fry until Golden brown onion rings. Put the carcass into a deep pan, pour sour cream, sprinkle with onion rings. Bake in the oven at 180 for half an hour. The cream should evaporate, and the com – covered by a delicate crispy crust.
How to cook a catfish barbecue
This fatty fish can marinate the night to make amazing barbecue. You can take a tail piece, fillet or whole catfish, cleaned and cut into pieces. Season with salt and generously sprinkle with spices, sprinkle with lemon juice (per kilogram of fish one lemon). Add in lemon juice glass of white wine and left. On skewers put the fish pieces, alternating them with slices of bell pepper and rings of onion marinated a bit.