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Catfish......Muddy taste?

post #1 of 6
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I was wondering if anybody has experienced a muddy taste from catfish! I hear it all the time. "Eww! You like catfish. It taste too much like mud" from alot of other people. So far I have yet to taste mud(HE he ha ha). But I have tasted catfish, and I belive it is a great tasting fish and never have tasted a so called "muddy taste". I have used Texas Farmraised Catfish and Vietmaniese "Basa" Catfish and love the way they taste...If they tasted like mud, I think I would spit it out. Also if you have an preparations you would like to share thanks in advance and more than likely afterwards.

[This message has been edited by layjo (edited September 29, 2000).]
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post #2 of 6
It's just a matter of taste. I think catfish is a bland fish that needs seasoning, lemon juice, etc. My daughter won't eat the same dish I am enjoying because she thinks it tastes muddy.
post #3 of 6
Muddy tasting farm raised catfish is always a problem in the hot summer months. The taste is a function of water quality, water temperature and algae content. If any of these factors are off you will have a mud ball fillet. So how do you avoid it? It starts with the your selection of catfish operation. We use Southern Pride Catfish. They employ a taster, who does nothing but ensure that the taste is top quality. They also employ there own harvestors. Many companies sub-contract the harvesting out. These subs are paid by weight. Southern Pride harvesters do not care about weight....only quality. Southern Pride recently received a national award for taste. I can always find a cheaper product....just not a better one.
post #4 of 6
Marinate catfish in mustard- the Cajun way.
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post #5 of 6
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So you say marinate it in mustard! Sounds good...I like mustard. What type do you usually use....creole? do you wash it off after preparing or do you leave the coating of mustard, or do you add other ingredients as well....I'm ready to use some mustard! Thanks in advance....and more than likely afterwards!
Also id like thank other members who have posted replies...Thanks!
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post #6 of 6
I'm from Beaumont Texas.in the heart of catfish country. (not to far from you layjo) It depends where you get it. farms in the summer have that muddy taste to it. wild fresh water catfish is most yummy. Whether it's fried or baked.
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