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4 Catfish Recipes to Try to Get its Benefits

By Brandi Goodman 

National Catfish Month in August encourages the consumption of this seafood option. It brings many more benefits to the body than one might expect. Enjoy a few different catfish recipes to get these benefits and have unique meals for the month and thereafter.  

The Benefits

Catfish provides a helpful dose of Vitamin D. If you don't get enough of this vitamin from the sun and instead need to find it in your foods, then catfish is a great source. It also provides omega-3 fatty acids, though not as much as other fatty fish choices.

A meal comprised of catfish will also provide you with other advantageous vitamins. An assortment of B vitamins are present in the fish, along with Vitamin E, phosphorous, selenium, and potassium. Try some recipes to boost your nutrition.

Recipes to Try

Numerous catfish recipes are available that will provide you with the nutrients you're looking for. If something spicy is on your mind, then a zesty baked catfish may be ideal. Aside from your catfish, all you need is some oil and spices to create this dish. Canola oil, dried tarragon, lemon juice, paprika, salt, pepper, basil, and cayenne pepper will come together for a spicy concoction.

If you're in the mood for Mexican food, a baked catfish recipe paired with guacamole and refried beans should be on the menu. Create a mixture to bake atop the catfish, including minced onion, diced tomatoes, sweet peppers or jalapenos, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, and lime juice.

Catfish fajitas are also an option. This Southwestern-style meal combines lime juice, onions, garlic, peppers, and catfish that you can place inside tortillas and enjoy. Top with your favorite ingredients, such as guacamole, salsa, or sour cream to enhance the meal. 

For a more traditional option, try catfish and potato stew. It works great as a winter dish if you want to wait to enjoy until then. Catfish, potatoes, butter, onion, carrots, flour, milk, thyme, chicken stock, heavy cream, celery, garlic, and parsley are the main ingredients. You can serve with biscuits for a filling meal. 

Cajun cuisine is especially well-known for using catfish in its dishes. Give some recipes a try and see how your body benefits from consuming more of the seafood choice. Fish of any kind is ideal in the diet because of the many advantages it brings to the brain and body.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in American Fork, Utah.

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