National Catfish Day was established in 1987 in order to celebrate the value of farm-raised catfish in America. It was signed into action by then President Ronald Reagan who called upon all citizens of the US "to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities." That means, of course, it's dinner time! Catfish is a delicious white fish that can be used in all kinds of tasty recipes, from fresh fish tacos to spicy stews and soups. Try out some of these awesome catfish recipes for yourself today!

Catfish Tacos with Purple Cabbage Slaw from Mess of Greens

Catfish Tacos with Purple Cabbage SlawSouthern Oven-Fried Catfish with Tarter Sauce

Vietnamese Catfish Soup from Whitney Wu

Vietnamese Sour Catfish Soup

Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish from Kitchen Convival

Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Spicy Catfish Curry from Louanne's Kitchen

Spicy Catfish Curry

Catfish Sandwich from NOLAchef

Catfish SandwichBlackened Catfish with Remoulade Dipping Sauce

Catfish Po'Boys from Craft-O-Maniac

Catfish Po'Boys

Beer-Battered Catfish from J Street Beer Review

Beer-Battered CatfishGreen Tomato Stew with Pan Fried Catfish