5 Awesome Sides for Catfish
August is National Catfish Month and we couldn’t be more excited! After all, catfish is one of the most delicious and versatile meals to cook and enjoy. And because it’s a great source of protein, low in calories and a good source of vitamin B-12, catfish is also one of the healthier fish options. But no catfish meal is complete without a tasty side to complement it. If catfish is on your menu, here are a few awesome dishes to serve alongside.
Cauliflower Rice and Beans
If you’re into Cajun catfish, this side dish will complete your traditional Creole meal. And since it uses riced cauliflower in place of regular rice, it’s ideal for those following a low-carb diet. You’ll also get a nice boost of veggie intake and increase your protein and fiber. And the flavors of these ingredients perfectly complement each other as well as the fish. Get the full recipe here.
Loaded Mashed Cauliflower
Who doesn’t love a nice comfort food dish? If catfish is among your family favorites, you’re going to love the addition of loaded mashed potatoes. But this recipe comes with a twist, because it’s made with mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes. Shredded cheese, sour cream, smoky chopped bacon and a hint of ranch really make the flavors pop. This side goes great with grilled catfish. Get the complete recipe here.
Avocado Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Making another delicious guest appearance is our riced cauliflower. Much lower in carbs and calories than traditional rice, and packed with the mouthwatering flavors of zesty cilantro, creamy avocado and tangy lime, this side dish is sure to become a family favorite. Serve it alongside blackened, curried or chipotle catfish and treat your taste buds. Here’s the full recipe.
Hanover Green Beans
Nothing goes better with fried catfish than a batch of green beans, but we’ve got something special in store for you with this mouthwatering spin on a traditional side. It combines the rich, smoky flavor of bacon, the zip of an onion, fresh cherry tomatoes and creamy shredded cheese. Trust us – this one’s so yummy even your pickiest eater will be asking for seconds (and thirds). Check out the recipe here.
Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries
For a healthier spin, skip the greasy fried food and opt for a delicious baked or oven-roasted catfish served alongside our crispy baked asparagus fries. Panko breadcrumbs give this healthy option a satisfying crunch while grated parmesan cheese adds the perfect burst of flavor. You’ll never even believe these are actually good for you! Give the recipe a try today.
However you prefer your catfish, these five sides are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. Give them a try and head over to our Facebook page to let us know what you think! Got an awesome side dish recipe of your own? Share it with our Facebook community! Enjoy and happy #NationalCatfishMonth to you!