I know that for some, this might sound just plain disgusting, but it's been a staple appetizer in my family for probably 30 years now. I remember my mom making it for parties when I was a kid, and it's just as good today as it was back then.
I recently made this for a dear friend's St. Patrick's Day Party.
1 6oz can albacore tuna in water, drained well
1 8oz pkg softened cream cheese (you can use reduced fat and it's just as good)
2 Tbsp minced onion
2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes, or minced fresh parsley
2 Tbsp chili sauce or cocktail sauce
tabasco sauce to taste
dashes of salt and pepper
Mix all of the above in mixer, and blend well. Chill for a few hours before serving. Serve with crackers ~ Triscuits or Wheat Thins are really great with it.
You can also substitute canned salmon if you like. And do get the albacore tuna, because it doesn't have that "tuna fish stink" that the cheap stuff does. I like mine with a good amount of tabasco in it, love that hint of snap!