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BLAAAHK! That was disappointing!
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cowgirlj    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:08:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I breaded and deep fried that catfish last night. It looked yummy, but it tasted like the smell in our fish tank. Yuck! No thanks! I'll stick to trout. Or better yet, halibut! Nothing worse than muddy fish taste. I can still taste it and I hardly ate any.

Matt    Posted 02-19-2006 at 21:09:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Marinade it in either milk or better yet.....7-UP. My wife hated trout or any other lake or river fish. The 7-UP did the trick. Soak the fish for atleast 30 minutes or overnight if you will be very happy at the difference.

Milk for the fishy taste and 7-UP for the muddy taste is the rule of thumb.


steve19438    Posted 02-07-2004 at 15:29:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
fresh cod! just fried in butter. doesn't get any better.

Mike    Posted 02-07-2004 at 11:59:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do people really eat trout? Tried it once and thats enough. Do you have shipjack shad in your area? If you do you can catch them by the buckets. Looks to me like the difference in skipjack and trout is the color.

MrsHarrison    Posted 02-07-2004 at 11:12:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fish is one of those foods that is best when fresh. I don't like shrimp or other sea food if it has been frozen. When I do have frozen fish, I thaw it out in milk. That makes a world of difference. Also, if you fry it, it should be fillets and not nuggets. Nuggets are belly meat and tend to have an undesireable flavor.

deadcarp    Posted 02-07-2004 at 09:42:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry it didn't turn out better but here's a fish tip - any kind of fish (even bass) has a dark strip along the sides just under the skin. that strip (like shrimp veins) contains the pollutants, lead etc that the fish consumed over its lifetime. when you thaw fillets or fillet a fresh one, carve that strip out and discard it - if cooked fish has a muddy smell or taste, that was probly left on. :)

cowgirlj    Posted 02-07-2004 at 10:28:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It did have a blackish stripe down the sides of the fillets. Guess I'll just have to try it again sometime, but not for awhile, and it will have to be fresh, not store bought.
At least I can say I tried it.

deadcarp-well here    Posted 02-07-2004 at 11:27:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
wash the taste away with one of my sister's caramel rolls.(it's okay, i ate at subway last month) :)

bill b va    Posted 02-07-2004 at 09:40:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

all fish will stink if not fresh (like many other things). i don't buy fresh ??? fish from a grocery store . how old is it ??? i don't like farm raised fish either . i like haddock best. you should try some . fish are a lot like other food much in who and how prepared . once here on the shenandoah river in va while camped out with some friends and we had just finished eating fish that were cought that night and day . the son of the farmer who owened the land came by .he had previously said he would never eat a catfish . well he helped him self to fish and hush puppys i had deep fried and was eating like he was starved . i didn't say a word .after he had wolfed down a big plate full and was going back for more someone said do you know what you are eating ? he said no . the other person said you are eatig cat fish . he said i don't care they are good and got another plate full .

Ron,Ar    Posted 02-07-2004 at 09:04:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
All I can say is that you did something wrong or the fish was not from good waters. A lot of farm raised fish come from stagnant ponds that farmers do not aireate. I have eaten lots of halibut, it's ok. I guess it's just a regional thing. There are many varities of catfish and many are not worth eating, Sorry ya had a bad experiance there.

Alias    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:42:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now what's wrong is you used the wrong receipe.
What you have to do is build a blazing fire in the back yard and pile on several pieces of green oak slab wood, fresh cut from a sawmill. Lay the catfish on the slab, sprinkle with salt, pepper and old bay seasoning then cover with aged cow manure. cook until the manure is gone and remove the fish with the slabs from the fire. Once it has cooled to where you can handle it, throw away the fish and eat the boards........gfp

Salmoneye    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:25:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will eat dang near any 'trash' fish from 'Slimers' to Carp before I will think of eating a Bullpout or a Catfish...

Heck...Eel is better and that is about as blechy as it gets...

Ron,Ar    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:55:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually eel ain't bad. What most folks buy in stores as catfish is what is called catfish nuggets. We call them belly flaps and throw that part away. These big catfish farms don't throw anything away. Most farm raised catfish sold in stores comes from South America or Vietnam and is not good fish IMO. It has a dark part in it that gives it an absolutly muddy fishtank taste. I have skinned and fried lots of freshwater eel and it is usually pretty good.

Les    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:36:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was young, we used to go hornpouting at night and bring home a pail of them. Clean 'em the next day. They was good eating.
Last time I was in Arkansas, I had a feed of catfish in a restaurant. Them catfish restaurants were everywheres down there.
I couldn't see what all the fuss was about. It didn't seem like they were anything special to me.

Hmm...    Posted 02-07-2004 at 09:06:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always find catfish and bullpout to be 'mealy' on the palate...


Les...But then    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
those people also think that grits is a great thing so I spose catfish would be quite a treat.

Cosmo    Posted 02-07-2004 at 13:07:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les, we Rebels eat catfish WITH grits. Lots of catfish-lots of grits. :)

Ron,Ar    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:49:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hates grits, they have no taste of their own.

Les...WOW!!!    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:51:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a breakthrough!! I never thought anyone from south of the M-D line would ever admit such a thing. Of course we Yankees have always known it. LMAO!!

anything    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:57:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
that you have to add a bunch of stuff to for it to have good taste ain't worth the trouble. Same goes for "poke salad".

Next time....    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:20:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
yer having any kind of catfish....soak em in milk overnight prior to cooking....makes a BIG difference in the taste...

Clipper: a Cajun who knows bout catfish.....

walt    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:17:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
If they were yellow cats, then I agree. But channel/blue cats are delicious.

~Lenore    Posted 02-07-2004 at 08:20:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hummmm... I thought most grocery store catfish were the farm fed variety.
No mud anywhere near those and they usually taste great.
Maybe that is just here in Texas;
there are a good many catfish "farms" here.

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