Catfish - the largest freshwater predator, many have probably heard about his incredible size.Among the fishermen are still legends about huge catfish that prey on ducks and can swallow bird gaping whole.But the giants, of course, is very rare and the average weight of catfish that get fish on the shelves of stores, range from ten to twenty kilograms, which is also very much.To distinguish catfish from other fish is very easy, even if you never before have not seen him.He had a huge head with large blunt frog mouth and a long mustache, small eyes and skin without scales.
Hardly anyone would argue about the taste of meat catfish, it is extremely tasty, it has a lot of fat and very few bones.The long tail of his body, even the fishermen called "pleso" - the delicacy, the most delicious part of somyatiny.Balik made of it, the quality is not inferior to the sturgeon.The only drawback catfish - the smell of slime, peculiar to some very large specimens, but it is easily eliminated with skilful preparati
How to make catfish in the oven
- catfish - fish are very large, so it is usually sold gutted and chopped into pieces.Take a good chunk somyatiny weighing 1-1.5 kg, remove its skin, cut out the backbone.Slice the fillet slices or large cubes, combine in a bowl and set for a few minutes under cold running water to remove the smell of slime and remove excess blood.
- Meanwhile, clean 5-6 potatoes and cut them into slices, one large onion cut into thin half-rings.
- Take a large frying pan, brush it with fat or vegetable oil, put it in half the potatoes, put a layer of onions, all good salt and pepper.
- catfish pieces, remove from the water, dry them, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place in a pan, cover with remaining onions on top, and then the potatoes.
- Pour a thin layer all good mayonnaise, sprinkle with grated cheese and place in a medium heated oven.Bake until cooked a little less than an hour.
Now that you know how to cook a delicious catfish at home in the oven, I would like to tell you that you can cook catfish at their summer picnic or fishing.
Skewers of catfish
Take three or four kilograms of large catfish fillets, cut it into pieces the size of a matchbox.One kilogram of onions cut into rings.In a glass or steel saucepan mix the onion and somyatinu, squeeze the juice of one lemon, add salt, ground white pepper, chopped parsley, a pinch of sugar and, if desired, two spoons of mayonnaise.Mix well, cover with a plate and leave under the weight of a couple of hours to marinate.Broil skewers on skewers over hot coals.And finally, two more interesting recipe how to cook fish catfish fried and baked form.
Catfish baked breaded
stale crumb of white bread rubbed on a grater.A glass of dry bread crumbs in the oven.Beat the three egg whites, continuing to add to the beating him half a cup of vegetable oil.Catfish fillet (500 -. 700 g), cut into strips, pepper and salt it.Pour a little oil in the pan.Chunks somyatiny roll in flour, dip them in a mixture of oil and proteins and carefully breaded in bread crumbs.Put the pieces of fish on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until nice roasted crust.
Fried catfish with tomatoes
Prepared catfish fillets cut into slices half a centimeter thick, each piece lightly with salt and drizzle with fresh lemon juice.Give the fish to stand fifteen minutes at room temperature.Breaded catfish each piece in flour mixed with salt and pepper, dip it in beaten egg and again a good roll in flour.Fry, turning several times, in hot vegetable oil.On each piece of fried fish to put half a tomato, fried in butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper coarsely ground.Garnish with parsley leaves and serve.