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Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish Dinner

Nothing satisfies your hunger like a Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish dinner.  Consumers have to carefully read labels to make sure they aren’t buying inferior fish from foreign countries that have invaded our food markets.

Only U.S. Farm Raised Catfish are grown using high quality standards and safe practices.  Buy Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish! Not only is the quality far superior but it helps our local economy. 

In 2017, $181 million value in production was brought into our state’s economy by catfish raised on 155 Farm Family Operations.  In 2017, Leflore County was the top producing county.

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EASY CATFISH GUMBO

4 MS Farm Raised Catfish Fillets, cut into 1 inch pieces

2 (14.5 ounces each) cans chicken broth

1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut okra, thawed

½ cup frozen chopped onions, thawed

½ c. frozen chopped green peppers, thawed

1 ¼ teaspoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)

½ teaspoon minced garlic

2 cups cooked rice

In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine broth, tomatoes, okra, onions, green peppers, seafood seasoning and garlic.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.

Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add Catfish and rice; cook until fish is opaque, 3 to 5 minutes.

 

Source: The Catfish Institute 

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net 

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, www.growingmississippi.org