There are observation days for anything you can imagine from Measure Your Feet Day to No Socks Day and everything in between. Then, there are tasty observances like Macaroni and Cheese Day and National Catfish Month.

National Catfish Month was first observed in 2013 as a monthlong follow-up to National Catfish Day as proclaimed by former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Both are meant to honor catfish itself and the farmers who help put the commonly eaten seafood on tables worldwide. According to a 2020 report by IntraFish, a seafood, aquaculture and fisheries news outlet, catfish is among America’s top ten most consumed seafood species.

Catfish is a versatile seafood item that can be fried, grilled or baked. To get you started on an amazing observation month, here are some recipes to try out.