Torta of Smoked Catfish
- 2 smoked catfish fillets
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained
- 1 hard boiled egg, minced
- Lemon slices, for garnish
- Mint leaves, for garnish
Chop the smoked catfish fillets and set aside.
On a footed cake plate, make a round of the cream cheese mixture at least 1 to 2 inches inside the edge of the plate. Smooth and flatten the first layer of the torta. Sprinkle 1/2 of the chopped catfish over the cream cheese. Add a sprinkle of green onions, approximately 1/2, on top of the chopped fish. Put the second layer of cream cheese on top, smoothing carefully. Cover with the rest of the green onions and catfish. Scatter the drained capers evenly over the Torta. Cover carefully and refrigerate until needed. Try to assemble a few hours before using so that the flavors have a chance to blend.
Just before serving, sprinkle the minced egg over the top and garnish the torta with lemon slices and mint leaves.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy of Evelyn Roughton