Heart-healthy and protein rich, our mild-flavored, firm-textured wholesale catfish fillets are perfectly suited for any fish recipe. Shank fillets have been deboned and have the belly flap (nugget) removed. Split fillets provide a smaller portion of meat that cooks quickly and makes controlling portion sizes easier than ever. Splits are cut from whole shank fillets using an Intelligent Portioning Machine to yield two pieces of equal mass.
Our innovative processing, packaging and shipping methods guarantee our customers receive the highest quality catfish products available. Computers regulate air and water temperatures in all areas of the plant to discourage bacteria growth and product degradation. We also operate our own fleet of refrigerated tractor-trailers to deliver our products throughout the United States. Stored at the proper temperatures, our fresh products are safe to consume up to 14 days from packaging.
Our frozen products are Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) in a matter of minutes to preserve their freshness and ensure our customers receive superior-quality catfish year-round. Heartland Catfish Company is able to freeze all of our production every day in company-owned storage freezers. In fact, we have the largest in-house storage capacity in the industry, at more than 2,000,000 pounds.
Heartland Catfish Company manages our catfish supply from egg to harvest. This allows us to deliver consistent, high-quality, on-flavor U.S. farm-raised catfish year-round. Plus, our fish are fed a high-protein, grain-based floating feed that gives them their signature mild and sweet flavor.
In order for you to have the full versatility of the fillet, we offer our raw fillets in individually quick frozen (IQF) and fresh packed on ice (Dry Pack). They are available packed in portion sizes:
• 2-3 oz., 3-5 oz., 5-7 oz., 7-9 oz., 9-12 oz., and 12 oz. UP.
• We bulk-pack both the IQF and Dry Pack raw fillets in 15 lb. net weight boxes.
• We also offer certain sizes of the IQF fillets in a 4 lb. box and a 2 lb. bag.
For ease of preparation, we offer two flavors of marinated fillets in either Dry Pack or IQF. The custom-blended marinades are applied using a vacuum tumbling process to get the flavor of the seasonings deep into the fish flesh. We offer Cajun, a unique blend of spices that makes a delicious and easy-to-fix blackened style fillet, and Lemon Pepper, for that refreshingly light citrus flavor. Our marinated fillets are offered in:
• 15 lb. net weight bulk Dry Pack and IQF
Do you want a quick way to fry up the classic Southern Fried Catfish? To make our IQF Breaded Fillets, we take our top-quality 4 oz. fillets and bread them in our special recipe corn meal based breading. This lets you have authentic Southern Fried Catfish quickly and easily. Just take the frozen fillets directly from the freezer to the fryer and, in no time, you are enjoying a catfish poboy or a catfish platter. We offer our IQF Breaded Fillets in:
• 15 lb. bulk packed box