Put down that can and ‘just say no’ to another tuna casserole. Instead, serve up a fish of the whiskered kind in honor of National Catfish Day. Named for its whiskers but labeled a bottom-feeder, it wouldn’t appear to be very appetizing.
Obviously President Ronald Reagan believed this ray-finned specimen to be special when, on June 25, 1987, he signed a proclamation into law, clearly demonstrating his fondness for the fish. And believe it or not, this gem of the sea is enjoyed globally.
Celebrate National Catfish Day by dishing up a Cajun menu. From po’ boys to fried fish cakes to blackened, your options are endless. Recruit your fishing buddies and spend the day on a chartered boat in pursuit of the star of the day. Serve it up with red beans & rice, coleslaw, corn on the cob and sweet potato fries.
In homage to President Reagan, the perfect after-dinner treat would be a big bowl of his favorite candy, jellybeans. They are American classics and are available in flavors from great to gross. Who knows? You may be the lucky one who bites down on a catfish flavor.