This primarily freshwater fish gets its name from its resemblance to a cat, with its long, whiskerlike feelers.

Season: available year-round

How to prepare: Catfish have a tough inedible skin which must be removed before cooking. bake, broil, fry, saute

Matches well with: bacon, capers, ginger, ketchup, mustard, olive oil, olives, pecans, peppers

Substitutions: haddock, pollack, flounder

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