The month of August is set aside to observe quite a few different things and one of those happens to be catfish. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive is ready to celebrate that in style (delicious style, might we add!) If you’re already a fan of catfish for dinner, you’ll be thrilled to hear that. If not, well, our family restaurant in Des Moines is ready to change your mind!
It’s a well-known fact that your favorite BBQ restaurant in Des Moines is an expert at hickory-smoked meats. Today we’re here to tell you how incredible our catfish dishes are as well.
Catfish at the Boot
Our Wobbly Boots BBQ menu features two taste-tempting catfish dishes. One comes in sandwich form and the other as a hearty dinner plate.
A catfish fillet coated in seasoned cornmeal and fried to a golden brown. It’s served on a ciabatta roll with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo and comes with one of our savory side dishes.
Two Southern-style catfish fillets hand-breaded and fried to a delicious golden brown. This delicacy comes with Texas toast and your choice of two of our homestyle side dishes. It’s all served with lemon wedges and tartar sauce. A real Southern treat!
Did You Know…
National Catfish Month has been around since 1988. It was created to recognize both the industry surrounding the fish and the fact that it’s a versatile and sustainable food available year-round. You probably already know it’s incredibly delicious, but here are a few more fun facts that may be news to you.
- While June 25 is observed as National Catfish Day, the entire month of August is dedicated to this tasty fish.
- The name catfish was given to them because of the long barbels around the fish’s mouth that resemble the whiskers of a cat.
- They don’t have scales! All catfish (there are nearly 2,900 species of them) are either naked or armored.
- While wild catfish are bottom feeders, farm-raised catfish are taught to eat pellets that float on top of the water.
- The largest catfish ever caught happened in 2005 in Northern Thailand. It weighed in at 646 pounds and was 9 feet long! (That’s as big as a grizzly bear!)
- Legend says that giant man-eating catfish live deep below Bagnell Dam, but divers swear it’s just a myth. (Or is it…) The largest catfish ever caught in the Lake of the Ozarks (on record) was 103 pounds and nowhere near big enough to swallow a diver.
- In the Southern United States, slang names for catfish include “mud cat, “polliwogs,” and “chuckleheads.”
- Catfish are high in protein and contain no carbohydrates. They are also an excellent source of B Vitamins and phosphorus.
If, even after learning all of that cool stuff, we still can’t convince you to try catfish this month, don’t worry. You won’t go hungry! We’ve got plenty of shrimp dishes to tame any seafood cravings you may be having.
Of course, if you’re not in the mood for seafood at all, we’ve got the best BBQ in Des Moines ready and waiting in the kitchen as well, year-round, 7 days a week. Come on into Wobbly Boots Roadhouse soon and discover the many mouthwatering possibilities!