Catfish Appetizer

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  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash of garlic salt
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • Paprika (optional)


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients; beat at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Stir in chopped onion.
  3. On a serving platter, spread cream cheese mixture into a 6-inch circle, and pinch up a small rim. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
  4. Combine water and salt in a large skillet; bring to a boil, and add fish. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Drain and flake fish with a fork; chill.
  6. To serve, spoon chili sauce over cream cheese mixture; top with fish. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
  7. Serve with crackers.

Yield: 14 to 16 appetizer servings