Farm families of MS cook Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish | Restaurants
For years many families have enjoyed delicious Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish. With inferior fish from other countries invading local food markets, be sure to read the label to make sure you are getting Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish.
Only U.S. Farm Raised Catfish are grown using high quality standards and safe practices. Mississippi has over 60,000 acres of catfish ponds in production. In 2011, that was $222 million in production value to our state’s economy. An important fact to know is that Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish are harvested so they arrive alive to processing plants. Catfish are kept alive up to the minute they are processed. The fish are cleaned, processed, and placed on ice or individually quick frozen to temperatures of minus 40 degrees F to help preserve the taste and quality of the fish in less than 30 minutes.
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Creamy Catfish Salad
2 c. water
2 T. lemon juice
1 lb. U.S. Farm Raised Catfish fillets
3 hard cooked eggs, chopped
½ c. chopped celery
1/3 c. chopped ripe olives
¼ chopped dill pickles
2 T. chopped pimento
1/3 c. mayonnaise
2 T. horseradish
1 t. lemon juice
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
In a skillet bring water and 2 T. lemon juice to boiling. Add catfish. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer gently for 5 – 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
Remove fish from water. Cool slightly. Finely chop cooked fished.
In a bowl combine cooked catfish, eggs, celery, ripe olives, dill pickle, and pimento.