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catfish dip

Smoked Catfish Dip

  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


This easy recipe uses smoked catfish filets as a flavorful key to this dip. Pipe it on crostini or serve it in a bowl with crostini, cheeses, nuts and dried fruit


  • 2 lbs boneless catfish filets
  • 2 TBS BBQ Seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese (at room temp)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 TBS diced red bell peppers
  • 2 TBS diced green onion
  • 2 TBS cajun seasoning`
  • 1 TBS Lemon juice
  • 1 TBS Hungarian Paprika
  • 1/2 TBS Ancho chili powder


  1. Prepare a smoker to run at 250 degrees with apple or cherry wood
  2. Season catfish with BBQ seasoning, oil grates and place catfish in smoker. Cook until it reaches 145 degrees, then remove and cool.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, add cream cheese, sour cream, and all other ingredients except for catfish. Turn mixer on medium and mix 4 minutes, scraping sides occasionally.
  4. Add catfish and mix for 2 minutes or until catfish is well incorporated. Remove from mixer, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer

Keywords: bbq recipe, catfish, smoked fish dip