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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 over 45,000 acres of catfish ponds in production. In 2014, that was $197 million in production value to our state’s economy.

Catfish Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

4 – Mississippi Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets

16 small Portobello mushrooms

1 – 8oz. package cream cheese, softened

½ c. green onions, finely chopped

¼ c. mayonnaise

1 t. lemon juice

1 t. Worcestershire sauce

2 oz. Swiss cheese, finely shredded

1 ½ t. Old Bay seasoning

½ t. cayenne pepper


1 c. panko breadcrumbs

Season catfish fillets with paprika and a light dusting of Old Bay. Broil 10 minutes or until done. Let cool. Gently flake catfish.

Remove stems and gills from mushrooms. Set caps aside.

Beat cream cheese. Add onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, cheese, Old Bay, cayenne pepper and paprika. Gently stir in cooked flaked catfish.

Using a small spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing.

Sprinkle each mushrooms with 1 tablespoon breafcrumbs and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 F for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe Source: The Catfish Institute

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

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi