Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish

With inferior fish from other countries invading local food markets, be sure to read the label to make sure you are getting Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish. Only U.S. Farm Raised Catfish are grown using high quality standards and safe practices.

Mississippi has 40,000 acres of catfish ponds in production.  In 2015, that was $185 million in production value to our state’s economy.

Enjoy making this sweet corn chowder for your family’s dinner.

Annie’s Catfish Appetizer

1 lb. MS Farm Raised Catfish

1 T. salt

1 T. liquid crab boil


2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened

8 T. sour cream

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

2 t. lemon juice

½ t. ground red pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

1 large orange bell pepper, chopped

3 green onions, chopped

1 small can sliced black olives, drained and chopped

1 (8 oz.) pkg. grated Mozzarella cheese

¾ of a 12 oz. jar cocktail sauce

Fill pan with enough water to cover fillets.  Bring to a boil.  Add salt and liquid crab boil.  Add catfish fillets and simmer for 5 minutes or until done.  Remove fish and refrigerate until cool.  Cut fish into small pieces and lightly sprinkle with paprika.

Stir together cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire, lemon juice, red pepper and garlic.

Combine bell pepper, onions, olives, and cheese in a separate bowl.  Add 1/3 of mixture to cream cheese mixture.  Distribute cream cheese mixture evenly over platter.

Spread cocktail sauce over cream cheese mixture.

Top with catfish and remaining bell pepper/cheese mixture.

Serve with crackers of your choice.


Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com