We love providing new recipes for our customers to try and share with family and friends. Heartland catfish can be prepared and served in many ways, from classic fried catfish meals to healthier baked or blackened dishes. Because our U.S. farm-raised catfish has such a mild flavor profile, the side dish options to accompany these recipes are virtually endless. Here are our favorites:
Cilantro Lime Rice
Although catfish is relatively mild in flavor, it has a richness to it. The freshness from the lime in cilantro lime rice will help complement the richness of the fish. Cilantro lime rice is the perfect side for a southwest or Mexican-inspired catfish dish and is relatively easy to prepare, making it the perfect option for busy families.
What’s better to pair with catfish than a classic? Hush puppies make the perfect side and are the perfect complement to catfish. Although not one of the healthier side options available, it’s perfect for those who love to indulge in delicious, classic Southern cuisine!
For those health-conscious individuals, this is the perfect side dish for you. Whether you decide to opt for collard greens, turnip greens or mustard greens, this side is sure to not only pair well with the fish, but also be good for you at the same time.
Also for those looking to keep the calories at a minimum, cucumber salad is the perfect addition to any catfish meal. The freshness of the cucumbers, onions and tomatoes (or any other veggie you decide to add!) will cut through the richness of your catfish, making it the perfect side dish.
Salt and Vinegar Chips
Something salty with a crunch can be the perfect complement to your catfish entrée. The salt and vinegar add acidity needed to balance out the richness and enhance the flavor of a catfish dish.
With these simple options as side dishes, U.S. farm-raised catfish is sure to become a favorite for families with busy day-to-day lives. Check out our recipes section for more ways to prepare catfish and side dishes that pair perfectly.