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Thursday Catfish Meal...

hapsterhapster Posts: 7,289
Now that I'm not quite as nervous about doing fish on the egg, esp using my new CI skillet... I decided to do a slightly different version of my grouper cook last Saturday...

I am planning on some blackened catfish filets topped with an Orange & Vanilla finishing butter I picked up this morning...

A mango, cucumber, and mint salsa / salad thing on the side

And some egged corn on the cob... husked, wrapped in foil with some butter, salt, pepper, and garlic...

Could blow up in my face... So what, if I can pull it off with $27/lb grouper, it should be a snap with some $6/lb catfish... :)

I will be adding pics to the thread later as time and beverages allow ;)
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,308
    Looking forward to this one.

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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 540
    Sounds like its going to be awesome
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,289
    Thanks guys...

    My wife and daughter have never had catfish and the wife is a little leery, my daughter is willing to try just about anything when it comes to food.

    Tried to tell the wife that catfish can be great...

    Guess we'll find out
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I have one word for catfish.   Meh.

    But, knowing you, you'll have it tasting like pompano or red snapper.



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  • Looking forward to this one too.  I've only fried catfish.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    Hey hey guys. Catfish is top notch here in my area. My family has about 20 ponds across our farms.

    Fried, blackened, or grilled we love it.


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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,171
    Love catfish. There is a place in bama that serves top notch catfish
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,634
    I'm pulling up a chair for this one... might even need a bib.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • chris123stockchris123stock Posts: 664
    Never had cat fish, I'm always ready to see your cooks, they are pretty amazing.
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 447
    Bookmarked.  Pressure's on, Hap!

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,146
    I have only enjoyed fried catfish.  It has a weird texture if not fried.

    Interested to see how this turns out.

    :subscribe:
    ~O)
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,934
    Been eating catfish all my life. I love it.

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,550
    Throw me in the group who love catfish. I shallow fry them in a skillet and blacken them.

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,878
    It's a southern thing I suppose...I love catfish too...with a side of grits ;)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I'm willing to learn, where's the picture HAP?  OK, get another drink, i'll wait !!
  • caneggercanegger Posts: 540
    Looks like it turned out real good
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,289
    First time for the wife and daughter with catfish. They loved it...
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,171
    Way underrated IMO. Let me find the monster I caught last time I went and post it for you Hap. Fun to catch too
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,634
    Oh man! That looks so good.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Very nice fish Chubbs -- you one these "bare hand fishermen?".
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,289
    @Chubbs wow! That's a big fish... Bet you ate really well off of that guy!

    My wife's cousins live in Erie and do a fish fry every year of fresh Perch. Best damn fish I've ever had! They catch it in the lake and do it at their deer camp. Look forward to that weekend every year.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,876
    Chubbs said:
    @Hapster, here is a 34lb cat I caught on lake moultrie in SC about 5 years ago. Felt like 100 lbs when I was holding it for the photo after the fight.
    Whats with that sissy girl rag?
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,550
    edited May 2013
    Hap, that's exactly the way I do catfish. Glad it came out well and the family liked. I add a squeeze of lemon on it after it has rested. And serve it on a bed of steaming fresh plain white rice with a small dollop of butter on the rice. Don't know where I can find orange v butter around here.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,171

    Very nice fish Chubbs -- you one these "bare hand fishermen?".

    As in noodling? If so, nope. My brother has done it in Tennessee, but this was just plain old midnight fishing buzzed up on the lake.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,289
    Aviator said:

    Hap, that's exactly the way I do catfish. Glad it came out well and the family liked. I add a squeeze of lemon on it after it has rested. And serve it on a bed of steaming fresh plain white rice with a small dollop of butter on the rice. Don't know where I can find orange v butter around here.

    Thanks!!! My daughter was a little surprised by the Swamp Venom, but then got into the swing of things by getting a little of the salad with a small piece of the fish on the fork at the same time. The salad and finishing butter cut the heat of the rub nicely.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,885
    @Hapster, here is a 34lb cat I caught on lake moultrie in SC about 5 years ago. Felt like 100 lbs when I was holding it for the photo after the fight.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,289

    Chubbs said:

    @Hapster, here is a 34lb cat I caught on lake moultrie in SC about 5 years ago. Felt like 100 lbs when I was holding it for the photo after the fight.

    Huh?
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,934
    Damn fine meal Hap! ...... Damn fine catch @Chubbs!

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