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World’s Best Catfish Salad

Soups & Salads

Fish and Seafood


8 U.S. farm-raised catfish fillets
1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning or crab boil
1 lemon, sliced
4 cups water
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper


Cut catfish into bite-size pieces. Place in a saucepan with Old Bay Seasoning, sliced lemon and water. Bring water barely to a boil, cut off heat and let catfish cool in the seasoned water. Drain well; mix gently with mayonnaise and celery. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired, adding lemon juice, salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve a scoop on top of a quartered tomato, in the old-fashioned way, or as a healthy and delicious sandwich. Serves 6 to 8.
  Tip: Use this recipe with any fresh fish to create your own fresh, unprocessed fish salad.


From “The Crown of Southern Cooking: Recipes from the Birthplace of the Blues,” by Evelyn Roughton

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