June 25, 2013

National Catfish Day

"I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish." - Edith Sitwell

It's National Catfish Day!

Sponsored bySophie's Kitchen

Today is one of the few food holidays that's just about as legit as it gets. Our old pal President Ronald Reagan loved to declare food holidays. In 1987, House Joint Resolution 178, and Presidential Proclamation 5672, decreed June 25th as "National Catfish Day" - a day in which to observe and recognize "the value of farm-raised catfish" (economically it was an important industry in the 1980's... it still is in southern states today) with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."

And now you're all the wiser, foodies!

If General Sherman is still eluding you, or you want to celebrate and aren't into eating fishy friends? Trying using Sophie's Kitchen Breaded Vegan Fish Fillets. Place on a sesame hoagie roll and top with pickles, coleslaw, fresh tomato slices, some lettuce, and a few (or a dozen) dashes of hot sauce. Serve with a hunk of lemon to squeeze on each bite and a side dish like corn on the cob, hush puppies, cornbread, collard greens, potato salad, or cheesy grits and you've got one delicious and pseudo-authentic Southern meal!
The folks behind Sophie's Kitchen have become good friends of mine throughout the process of eating the year. They're doing revolutionary things with vegan seafood. Yes, you read that right! Whether you're craving calamari, crab cakes, scallops, shrimp, or even smoked salmon but don't eat sentient beings, are allergic to shellfish, or don't want to contribute to either over-fishing or overcrowded farms than I highly encourage you to try their products (seriously, I'm a HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE fan of the Breaded Vegan Fish Fillets and the Crab Cakes!). What makes Sophie's Kitchen so awesome? It could be their "secret" ingredient - something called "konjac" (elephant yam root) that's a high source of fiber and has been used throughout Asia for it's health benefits for years.

Or it could be that they just care.

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Happy National Catfish Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission by company.