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Catfish dishes: recipes with photos


Fish dishes are regularly found on the table of each family. Usually those kinds of fish are prepared that can be found in the nearest store: pelengas, pike perch, cod. But sometimes on the occasion in the hands of the hostess can get something unusual. For example, catfish. And then there are difficulties with its preparation. Most cooks prefer to bake this fish. However, in our opinion, the catfish is still delicious. The recipes for cooking in a skillet are quite diverse, so you can easily find something to your liking.

Som is a kind of fish. His meat is a little bit heavy. And if it is illiterate to cook, at the table it will seem that there is a washcloth in the mouth, and not fried catfish. The recipe (any of the suggested below) and its observance guarantee that such trouble will not happen to you. And all the consumers will be satisfied with your cooking.

Fried catfish: the simplest recipe

This fish often has a muddy odor. And the bigger the carcass, the more pronounced it is. To keep this flaw not kept fried catfish, the recipe advises him to pickle. For this, the fish will be gutted, washed, dried, rubbed with salt and spices, and left covered for half an hour. Then each piece is rolled in flour and put on a well warmed pan. Catfish roasted until golden brown, about ten minutes on each side. Before serving, fish should be held on a paper towel to remove excess fat.

Catfish in batter

If the fish provide an additional "coat", you get a very delicate and fragrant catfish fried in a frying pan. The recipe for the original action involves the same as in the first recipe: the carcass is washed, dried, cut and seasoned. While butter is being heated in a skillet, an egg is beaten in a bowl - it is enough for a pound of fish. Flour is poured into a flat plate. Each slice of catfish fillet is dipped into an egg, and then rolled in flour. This procedure is required to be repeated three times. Then the fish is sent to the pan. Due to the formed "shell" it needs to be fried less, for five minutes on each side.

Som with tomatoes

If you add tomatoes to the list of ingredients, you will get a delicious grilled catfish. The recipe proposes to act on such an algorithm.

  1. The fish is processed accordingly. If you have it frozen, take it out ahead of time: with intensive defrosting (in a microwave oven or under running water), the catfish meat becomes loose and sluggish.
  2. Portions are sprinkled with spices and salt and left for at least five minutes to saturate them with flavors.
  3. In a skillet melted a piece of butter. In it, until cooked, fried fillets, rolled in flour.
  4. Five medium tomatoes (the number indicated on a pound of fish) are peeled from the skin. They should be cut in neat circles.
  5. Two onions are chopped rings. They are allowed in olive oil to transparency, after which tomatoes are laid in the pan.
  6. After five minutes of joint roasting, the fillet is added to the vegetables and water is poured in - no more than a quarter cup. The dish will be stewed under a lid, until the liquid is almost completely evaporated.

The fish cooked according to this recipe is eaten hot and dusted with greens. If desired, you can cook for her side dish - rice or mashed potatoes.

Festive recipe

If you have a catfish for a festive table, it makes sense to tinker a little longer, but bring it to the ideal. And for this you need to marinate the carcass cut in a special composition. For him, the onion and three or four garlic cloves are cleaned and passed through a blender. Two spoons of soy sauce and one good vodka pour into mush. Salt and red pepper are added to suit your tastes. Each piece of fish is diligently smeared with this mixture, the slices are folded into some kind of container that closes and hides in the refrigerator for an hour.

The final step will be roasting. In front of him, slices are very carefully sprinkled with flour so that the mixture in which they are marinated is not dispelled. It is also necessary to fry carefully: breading is almost the most delicious that will be in the dish. When serving, catfish is decorated with parsley sprigs, thin lemon slices, pink peppercorns and red onion rings.

The best sauce for catfish

Even a simple fried fish will be incredibly tasty if you put a sauceboat with a special gravy next to the plate. Fresh ginger is rubbed on it, a teaspoon is needed for its chips. Garlic clove and fresh hot pepper are crushed in a mortar. How many peppers to take, decide for yourself: the degree of sharpness is personal. Two tablespoons of chopped greens are added to the spice mixture (dill and parsley are obligatory, do the rest before making it yourself), a spoon of liquid honey, half a lemon juice and four spoons of sour cream. Sour cream can be replaced with low-fat natural yogurt. The sauce is salted and cleaned to insist on the cold.

If you get a giant of the pool, do not break your head over how to cook it: let your table decorate fried catfish. Recipes with photos, of course, will convince you to taste this delicious fish.

Ear of catfish

  • 1 kg of fish
  • potatoes - 5-6 pieces,
  • tomatoes - 3-4 pieces,
  • onions - 2 pieces,
  • carrots - 1 piece,
  • butter - 2 tablespoons,
  • spices (salt, peppercorns, bay leaf) and herbs - to taste.

Thoroughly clean and wash the fish. Separate the fillet from the ridge and bones, cut into portions, salt, pepper and clean for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. From the head of a catfish boil fish broth, drain. Cut potatoes, onions and carrots into cubes, bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes.

Then add chopped tomatoes, fish fillets and spices. Boil until cooked and season with butter. When serving, add chopped greens.

Appetizing catfish in golden batter

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • som fillet - 500 g,
  • egg - 1 piece,
  • flour - 50 g,
  • sour cream - 30 g,
  • mayonnaise - 30 g,
  • lemon - 0.5 pieces,
  • vegetable oil - for frying,
  • spices - to taste.

Salt the fish fillets, pour with lemon juice and leave to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Mix eggs, sour cream and mayonnaise with a whisk. Add flour, salt and spices and stir until smooth. According to its consistency, the batter should be similar to sour cream of medium thickness.

Cut the fish into small pieces, quickly dip into batter and fry on both sides until golden brown. Serve chilled.

Whole baked som in the oven

  • catfish - whole fish (up to 5 kg),
  • lemon - 2 pieces,
  • onion - 3 pieces,
  • carrots - 3 pieces,
  • greens and spices - to taste.

Thoroughly clean and gut fish. To do this, use a sharp knife to cut the abdomen from tail to head. Carefully, without crushing the bile, remove the insides and cut the gills. Cut off the head of a catfish only if the fish does not fit entirely on a baking sheet. After cleaning and gutting, wash the fish thoroughly.

Make cuts on fish from two sides for stuffing. As a result, the fish should remain intact, but with "pockets" on the back.

The next step is to rub the carcass with spices and salt. Pour it with lemon juice and leave to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Chop the vegetables and lemon rings, finely chop the greens. Remove all seeds from the lemon, it will relieve the rancid taste.

Stuff the fish (abdomen) with vegetables and herbs, and put slices of lemon into the “pockets”. Grease the fish with vegetable oil and lay on a baking sheet.

Cook for 30-40 minutes in the oven, preheated to 180-200 degrees. The result should be tasty white meat with a golden crust.

Serve vegetables or rice for garnish with fish.

Catfish baked with vegetables in sauce

  • som fillet - 1 kg,
  • onion - 1 piece,
  • carrots - 1 piece,
  • green beans - 150 g,
  • broccoli - 150 g,
  • potatoes - 5 pieces,
  • salt and spices to taste
  • vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons,
  • half a lemon,
  • sour cream - 2 tablespoons,
  • mayonnaise - 2 tablespoons,
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tablespoon.

Fish fillet cut into portions, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and sprinkle with spices. Cut potatoes and carrots into slices, onion - half rings. Pan grease with vegetable oil. First lay out the fish, then the vegetables. Put green string beans and broccoli on top.

String beans and broccoli can be used both fresh and frozen. At will it is possible to get already ready frozen vegetable mix.

Prepare the sauce for baking. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream and mustard and pour the fish and vegetables on top.

Cook in the oven at a temperature of 180-200 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Periodically water the fish with vegetables excreted juice.

Simple kebab from catfish meat

  • som fillet - 3 kg,
  • onions - 1.5 kg,
  • salt, ground black pepper, paprika, coriander - to taste,
  • lemon - 1 piece.

Cut the fish fillet into medium pieces, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and sprinkle with spices. Onion cut into rings, add to the fish, mix thoroughly and leave to marinate for 2-3 hours.

After the fish has been marinated, string pieces on a skewer and fry on the grill on not very hot coals.

Serve with fresh vegetables, herbs and rice.

Catfish Baked With Mushrooms

  • 500 g of fish (fillet),
  • 100 g butter,
  • 120 g of hard cheese
  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • mushrooms (champignons or oyster mushrooms) - 500 g,
  • spices, tomato sauce and herbs - to taste,
  • vegetable oil - for frying.

Salt the fish, sprinkle with spices and leave for 20 minutes. Mushrooms cut into slices and fry in vegetable oil for 5-10 minutes. Mix roasted mushrooms with tomato sauce, add a little water if the sauce is too thick. Cut potatoes into slices.

Put catfish fillet on a baking sheet, then potatoes, coarsely grated cheese and top with tomato-mushroom sauce. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees until cooked. When serving, sprinkle with finely chopped greens.

Som "By - monastic"

  • som fillet - 1 kg,
  • onions - 5 pieces,
  • champignons - 500 g,
  • hard cheese - 200 g,
  • mayonnaise, vegetable oil, salt and spices - to taste.

Fish fillet cut into plates, a width of 2-3 centimeters. Salt the fish, season with spices and grease from both sides with mayonnaise. Put the fish on a pan, greased with vegetable oil.

Onions and mushrooms cut (rings and plates). Put the vegetables on top of the fish and sprinkle with grated cheese. Put in the oven for 40-45 minutes, bake at a temperature of 200-210 degrees.

Catfish baked in sour cream sauce

  • som fillet - 1 kg,
  • sour cream (not fat) - 200 g,
  • flour and vegetable oil - for frying and breading,
  • onions - 2 pieces,
  • butter - 2 tablespoons,
  • salt and spice mix for fish - to taste.

Cut fish fillets into small pieces, salt and season with spices, roll in flour and fry in a pan in vegetable oil until golden brown.

Onions cut into rings and fry in butter.

Fried catfish fillet put in a baking sheet, sprinkle with onion and pour sour cream on top. Bake for 20 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees.

Catfish in a pot

  • som fillet - 1 kg,
  • potatoes - 7 pieces,
  • onion - 3 pieces,
  • carrots - 3 pieces,
  • sour cream - 200 g,
  • salt and spices to taste
  • garlic - to taste,
  • mayonnaise - 100 g,
  • butter - 100 g

Cut potatoes and carrots into slices and onions into half rings. Cut the catfish fillet into small pieces, season with salt and spices.

In the pots for baking put on the bottom of a piece of butter, then vegetables and on top of the fish bar. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, spices, chopped garlic and add the resulting sauce to the fish with vegetables.

Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes at a temperature of 180-190 degrees.

Homemade meatballs from catfish

  • som fillet - 500 g,
  • white bread - 100 g,
  • milk - 1 cup,
  • onion - 3 pieces,
  • eggs - 3 pieces,
  • dried mushrooms - 30 g,
  • vegetable oil - 0.5 cups,
  • ground crackers - 0.5 cups,
  • salt and spice mix for fish - to taste, greens.

Soak the bread in warm milk, squeeze a little and skip with the fish through a meat grinder. Mince salt, season with spices for fish, mix thoroughly. Make stuffing for meatballs. Soak the dried mushrooms in cold water for 2 hours and then boil in the same water until almost ready. Boil chicken eggs hard-boiled (2 pieces). Boiled mushrooms and eggs finely chopped and mixed with roasted chopped onions, herbs and spices.

From minced fish roll balls the size of a chicken egg. Put the ball on a flat, damp surface and carefully shape it into a flat cake. Put the stuffing in the middle and form a chop.

Roll the patties in an egg, then in breadcrumbs and fry in vegetable oil in a deep frying pan on both sides until golden brown. Transfer the burgers to a baking sheet and bake in the oven until cooked.

Catfish fillet in tomato sauce

  • som fillet - 500 g,
  • spices - to taste,
  • onions - 2 pieces,
  • carrots - 2 pieces,
  • vegetable oil - for frying,
  • tomato paste - 5 tablespoons,
  • flour - 5 tablespoons (for breading).

Cut the fish fillets into portions, salt and pepper, roll in flour and fry in vegetable oil from both sides. To make the sauce, chop the onion into cubes and grate the carrots on a coarse grater. Fry vegetables in vegetable oil, add spices and tomato paste. If the sauce is too thick, add water.

Pour the fish into the sauce and simmer for another 7-10 minutes over low heat.

White wine stewed catfish

  • catfish - 1 kg
  • dry white wine - 200 g,
  • butter - 150 g,
  • flour - 3 tablespoons,
  • parsley - to taste,
  • 2-3 bay leaves,
  • lemon - 1 piece,
  • salt, ground black pepper, coriander - to taste.

Clean the fish from mucus, wash thoroughly, separate the tail, fins and head. Melt the butter, add wine, spices and bay leaf to it. Cut the fish into pieces, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper and put in the butter and spices.

Simmer the fish on low heat under the lid closed until tender. Then remove the fish, and from the remaining broth to prepare the sauce. Add flour to the broth, stir well and bring to a boil. When serving, decorate the fish with parsley and lemon slices.

Grilled catfish

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • catfish steaks - 4 pieces,
  • ground salt and black pepper to taste
  • half lime juice
  • vegetable oil - 0.5 cups,
  • sugar - 1 tablespoon,
  • branches of green dill.

Salt fish steaks, pepper and leave for 20 minutes. In deep dishes mix the lime juice (you can lemon juice, if there is no lime), vegetable oil, sugar. Mix everything, put in the fish sauce, mix again. Cover the fish with dill and leave to marinate in a cool place for 1-2 hours.

Cook on the grill on slow coals. Before laying on the grill, fish steaks are once again well greased with marinade. Serve with boiled potatoes, rice or vegetables.

Head Catfish Soup

  • head of catfish - about 1 kg,
  • rice - 80 g,
  • water - 2 liters,
  • carrots - 1 piece,
  • onion - 1 piece,
  • vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons,
  • greens (dill) and spices - to taste.

Wash the head of the catfish well, pour cold water on it and put it to boil on medium heat. During cooking, periodically remove the foam, salt, add black pepper peas, allspice and bay leaf - 2-3 pieces.

Vegetables cut arbitrarily and fry in vegetable oil. Take the cooked head to a dish and strain the broth. Add to the broth fried vegetables and pre-washed and soaked in water rice.

Separate the pulp from the head and add it to the soup for 5-7 minutes until cooked. When serving, add chopped greens.

How to fish

Catfish is a river fish with a big head and a long mustache. Sometimes it reaches a huge size. But it is recommended to eat small and medium-sized fish. The meat of large individuals is heavy and fatty in taste.

Butchering catfish compared to other types of fish is a pleasure. There are no bones between the muscles, and there are no scales. Therefore, in order to clean it, it is enough to scrape off a layer of mucus and mud with a sharp knife. If you want, you can remove the skin. She is fat, and is done easily. It is necessary to incise the skin around the head, and then pull it to the tail, like a stocking. To prevent the hands from slipping, you can use a napkin or dip your fingers in the salt.

Then it is necessary to separate the head in the region of the pectoral fins with a sharp knife. Next you need to carefully cut open the belly and remove the insides. If you are going to prepare the liver, it is important not to damage the gallbladder, so that it does not burn. Also remove the film from the inner walls of the belly. Then rinse the fish well. Remove the fins by incising them from both sides.

To separate the fillets, cut the meat from head to tail along the ridge on both sides. The fins and the head can not be thrown away, they will fit perfectly in the ear.

How to cook

If the catfish is cooked properly, its meat will be juicy, tender and deliciously tasty. The problem is the smell of mud, which is the more saturated, the larger the fish.

There are secrets by which you can cook a catfish so that it will not stink.

  • Carefully clean the mucus, it is in her and lies the smell of the swamp.
  • Замаринуйте рыбу в сухом белом вине минут на 15-20, а затем промойте. Вместо вина можно также использовать сок лимона.
  • Избавиться от запаха поможет молоко. Только на это уйдет 3-4 часа.
  • Используйте лавровый лист и другие подходящие травы. Ароматные специи не оставят места запаху тины.
  • Подавайте мясо с соусом. Это перебьет посторонние запахи.

Самый популярный способ приготовления — просто поджарить на сковородке. If you fry fish in pieces, it will take 10 minutes. Fry the fillet in batter for 15 minutes. The fire needs a medium. Cover the pan with a lid is not necessary.

I recommend choosing somkov smaller - they are the most delicious. Their meat is softer, and swampy smell is minimized.

How is catfish useful?

Som is the largest river fish. Tail - the most fat, calorie part of it. One hundred grams of fresh meat contains 143 kcal: 16.8 g of protein and 8.5 g of fat. Catfish meat combines high nutritional value with excellent taste. And there is little connective tissue and meat is well digested.

Due to the high content of protein, consisting of essential amino acids, catfish are often used in the diet. I wrote in detail about this article about lean fish for diet

Soma contains many important vitamins: A, E, C, PP, B12, B1, B2, B5, B6, N. Trace Elements: iodine, iron, zinc, copper, chromium, nickel, fluorine, cobalt, molybdenum, manganese. Macronutrients: sodium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, calcium, chlorine, phosphorus, potassium.

Som is very useful for pregnant women and people with reduced immunity. Its meat also favorably affects the general state of health, skin and hair. It is recommended for vision problems, cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol.

How to fry catfish in a pan in a pan

Catfish in batter - a simple and tasty dish. Prepare quickly due to the ease of this fish in the cutting. You can fry both steaks and fillet slices.

For this dish you will need:

  • fish - 600 g,
  • egg,
  • flour - a couple of spoons,
  • two spoons of sour cream,
  • two spoons of mayonnaise,
  • some salt.

The fish should be thoroughly washed and cut into slices no thicker than 2 cm. While cooking the batter, you can marinate the meat or rub it with salt.

For batter break the egg, add salt, sour cream and mayonnaise. Beat all with a fork or a mixer. Add flour and whisk again.

Dip the pieces of fish in the resulting batter, put it on a frying pan, heated with oil. Fry until appetizing crust on each side for five minutes over medium heat.

There is another interesting recipe - after the batter dipped catfish in sesame seeds. It turns out tasty and unusual. The batter can be cooked in the classic version - with milk. So useful.

How to fry catfish in a pan in flour

To fry fish in flour is even easier than in batter. Washed chopped fish leave to marinate. Meanwhile, heat the pan with vegetable oil. Since the fish is quite fat, you need a little oil.

Pour the flour into a large plate. Roll the pieces of fish in flour, put it in the pan. Fry for 10 minutes, then flip and fry for the other side. To remove the fat, put the finished fish on a paper towel.

With this method of cooking the meat will not be so juicy and tender. But it will not make it less tasty, it will acquire a crisp. You can also fry catfish in deep fat.

How to cook catfish in a pan with vegetables

I offer a step-by-step recipe with vegetables. You will need a catfish fillet, a couple of onions, a few tomatoes, flour, spices, and greens.

Wash, slice, and blot the paper with a paper towel. Salt, pepper and leave to soak for a while. Heat the pan and place the fish slices rolled in the flour.

Cut the onion into rings and fry it in a pan. Cut the tomatoes into slices, add them to the onions. Fry the vegetables for a couple of minutes.

Put the finished fish in the pan to the vegetables. Top up with a little water and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer until cooked, until the water evaporates, over low heat. Sprinkle the prepared dish with greens and serve hot.

What to do with catfish - sauces

Boiled potatoes, vegetables, rice are well suited as a side dish. Serve fish with garlic, cheese, cream sauce. I will share with you the fastest recipes. But no less tasty 🙂

Garlic and lemon. Peel the garlic, pass it through the press. Add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice and half a teaspoon of olive oil, parsley. The sauce is ready. Pour it on each piece of fish and decorate with a sprig of basil.

Walnut Sauce. It turns out very original with such a gravy. For cooking you need walnuts (glass), 4-5 cloves of garlic, a slice of bread. As well as 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar, a glass of water, a few spoons of vegetable oil. Nuts need ceiling, squeeze to them previously soaked bread. Squeeze the garlic into the mixture, add vinegar and vegetable oil. Add water and mix well until moderately thick. Beat the sauce and place on the dish with the fish.

Tartar sauce. Finely rub the pickled cucumber, and squeeze out the extra juice. Add half a tablespoon of freshly chopped dill and 1 clove of finely chopped garlic. Add 2-3 tbsp. spoons of mayonnaise. Stir all with a fork. Try making such an unusually tasty sauce.

To complement the taste of meat catfish will help such spices:

  • nutmeg,
  • basil,
  • oregano
  • Melissa,
  • Bay leaf.

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Som - what kind of fish

Som is the largest river predator. Its length can reach five meters, and weight - more than 200 kg. In 2006, Thai fishermen caught a catfish weighing 395 kg! Many believe that catfish is a unpleasant scavenger fish, but in reality, this freshwater predator prefers to hunt for live fish, shellfish, and other river dwellers. Sometimes recorded cases of catfish attack on birds and domestic animals.

The body of the catfish is long with a large head, small eyes, with a wide flat mouth and two large mustaches. There is not a single scale on the body of the predator, it is smooth and everything is covered with mucus. Catfish lives in silted places of the reservoir and does not leave its habitable place until the end of life.

70% meat of catfish consists of water, everything else is proteins and fats. The nutritionists were able to appreciate the beneficial properties of the fish, as it contains a high content of proteins. Also, catfish fats are used for cosmetic and medical purposes.

Catfish is also widely used in cooking.

Its meat is soft and suitable for dishes, steamed or in the oven, you can cook the soup, make salting and smoking.

Fish catfish baked in the oven with potatoes

Any dishwife can handle such a dish. The cooking process is simple, and as a result, a very tasty and appetizing dish comes out.


  • catfish
  • a pound of potatoes
  • half orange,
  • a spoonful of butter, fatty mayonnaise and spicy mustard,
  • salt, spices.

The first thing you need to eliminate the smell of mud, which is characteristic of all river dweller. For this purpose, prepare a solution of salt and citric acid and hold the fish in it for 20 - 30 minutes.

Cooking method:

  1. Next you need to remove the mucus from the carcass, simply rubbing the body with coarse salt, and then clearing it with the blunt side of the knife. After that, it will only remove all the insides, cut off the head, tail and fins. Prepared carcass should be cut into pieces and wash them well.
  2. Fish blanks pour orange juice, salt, pepper and leave to marinate.
  3. Mix potato cubes with mayonnaise, oil and mustard sauce.
  4. Spread the marinade on the foil, spread the steaks from the fish, wrap the food and cook in the oven for an hour at 180 degrees. 15 minutes before the ready foil can be removed.

Cooking Recipe

The recipe for simple roasting with flour in oil is suitable for a modest family dinner, but if guests are coming, then they should do something special. For example, cook fish catfish in batter.

Gentle catfish fishcakes

Catfish meat is very juicy, tender and has almost no bones, so you can make delicious and moderately fatty meatballs from it. You can serve them with any side dish and sour cream (mayonnaise) sauce.

Fish fried with mushrooms

You can fry juicy meat of a catfish in a pan - it will be very tasty. But if you cook another mushroom sauce, you get a truly festive and fragrant treat.

Catfish baked in the sleeve

Delicious and sweet river fish catfish suitable for cooking a variety of dishes. So, it can be baked in the oven with any vegetables and herbs. To make fish meat more succulent, it is better to bake catfish in the culinary sleeve.

With cheese and cream in the oven

Preparing a hearty and healthy fish dish is not as time consuming as it sometimes seems. You just need to buy soft fish meat, for example, catfish, and bake it in the oven with a delicate creamy sauce.