I have recently started eating more seafood. I am very proud of myself. Growing up, I used to throw the biggest fits whenever my family would eat fish for dinner. (Like 3 times a year, but I’m sure I made it miserable…. Sorry Mom, Dad, and Doug…:) Thanks for loving me and sorry I was… am a bit of a brat.) So anyways, It is very impressive that I choose to cook and eat- and enjoyed the following meal.
Now by “farm fresh Catfish” I don’t mean this is farmed catfish. Farmed fish is not good for you and I would not brag about eating it. In short- it does not have as much good stuff in it and it does have some awful stuff such as antibiotics. Farmed fish are fed grain and such to make them big in a cheap way, but wild fish do not eat grain- that is not how they were created to eat. It’s the same thing for all other mass produced animals- they are all fed grain… and often other things you don’t want to know. God didn’t make animals to eat corn and soy all day everyday and when they are fed these crazy diets they are unable to provide us who eat them with the same amount of nutrients as properly raised animals. OK, I’ll stop my rant there.. but I could go on. Anyway- this catfish came from a pond. We house sit for people who live on a lovely piece of property, which includes a pond with catfish and bass. They also have an incredible garden- from which all the toppings for this dish came from. I got the idea to bake the fish from my friend Aida who recently told me how to do this. I think it turned out wonderfully.
1 Fillet “wild caught” catfish
random seasoning (garden herb and garlic by Ms. Dash, and some kind of fish seasoning)
I marinated the fish in the oil and seasonings all day then picked fresh tomatoes and parsley from the garden. I put the fish in a baking dish and covered with diced yellow tomatoes and parsley. I baked it, covered, for about 30 minutes at 400* (I think) Then added the grape tomatoes for about 10 minutes. The tomatoes permeated the fish while it baked and helped to make a nice light sauce and kept the fish nice and moist. I served with fried green tomatoes.