Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Shrimp Cocktail Dip

Love Shrimp Cocktail? Need something to take to a party? Shrimp Cocktail Dip is the perfect party appetizer. It is easy, tasty, and can be made ahead of time!

I took this to a Buffalo Bills Ladies PJ Party and Gift Exchange Night. I made a big platter for the party, and a small teacup size plate of it to save a taste for Dan when we got home from his game against the Patriots.

I think the dip was just as good, if not better after it had sat in the fridge for a day. So go ahead and make Shrimp Cocktail Dip as an appetizer for the New Years Party you are invited to or maybe Super Bowl!

I served mine with crackers. I would suggest Wheat Thins or a whole wheat cracker for serving.


Shrimp Cocktail Dip

Ingredients
1 lb of frozen cooked ready to thaw and serve shrimp (any size medium-jumbo)
3/4-1 cup cocktail sauce
8 oz low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
optional - ground horseradish 
green onion for garnish
crackers for serving


Directions
-Thaw shrimp, rinse and pat dry
-Cut shrimp into pieces about 1/2-1/4 inch long
-In a bowl mix shrimp pieces with cocktail sauce.
-Optional - If you like hot and spicy, mix in a little horseradish to taste.
-Set aside
-In a mixing bowl mix the softened cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream until blended
 smooth.
-On a platter, approximately 12 inch in diameter, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly
 leaving about 1 inch from edges.
-Top the cream cheese mixture with the shrimp mixture and spread out evenly leaving
 about 1/2 inch
-Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, and up to 3 days covered.


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