This is a simple and delicious dip. Has become a favourite of mine to make and a favourite of my friends to eat.
I enjoyed this very much but missed the flavor of SHRIMP! I remember the day when you could buy shrimp and the shrimp cocktail sauce in a pre-made shrimp cocktail. Then you would keep the glass as a drinking glass. Anyway – get some shrimp cocktail sauce and add to taste.
Try it with some slivered almonds!
Great recipe! Apps are always a pain. Have you ever thought about Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese? Finally, what’s with the sustainable comment about the shrimp? Are there any unsustainable shrimp?
Haven’t tried it with Greek yogurt, but that’s certainly worth a try. Regarding sustainability, check out Seafood Watch. ~Elise
I may be missing this in the notes but are the frozen shrimp raw in the dip or are they already cooked when you buy them? Thanks!
Little pink shrimp are already cooked when you buy them frozen or fresh. ~Elise
How far in advance can you make this? I know dip in general is great to make ahead, but with the shrimp, I wasn’t sure. Would it taste better the same day, or would it be okay to make it the day before?
In general, shellfish is something you should eat soon after it is cooked (or in this case defrosted). I have eaten this the next day and it was fine, but I wouldn’t go longer than a day or two. ~Elise
Holy shrimp sauce this was delicious! Never had I tried a shrimp dip before. Utterly satisfying. Looking forward to make this one for Christmas!
My mom has made an easy shrimp dip for years. Take a pretty serving plate/small platter – soften a brick of cream cheese and spread it along the bottom. Then pour chili/seafood sauce on top. Then sprinkle the little pink shrimp over that. Serve with crackers and little cheese knives. It’s pretty and fun and festive – and SO easy. I’d like to try this one too!
We’ve made a quick and easy shrimp dip in my family for years. It’s really close to the one above, just sub out dill for the parsley and Worcestershire for the hot sauce. quick and easy and so tasty.
Thank goodness you posted this on Friday! It came in handy for a quick dish to share at a holiday gathering that same evening. It was a big hit and didn’t last long at all.
I use yogurt instead of the mayo & chili sauce or ketchup & horseradish instead fo the hot sauce.
I love this recipe! Also good with a little horseradish.
So cool. My mom had a friend that used to make a shrimp mold, but guess what? This is SO much easier and once it is on the cracker and in your mouth who cares? You must have spent some time in Louisiana. Most people know about Tabasco, but Crystal is a little more obscure.
I have fond memories of the grandparents’ version of Shrimp Dip. It contained chunks of diced boiled Gulf shrimp, cream cheese, a bit of sour cream, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce and a can of Campbell’s frozen Cream of Shrimp soup. They would make it a day in advance for the flavors to meld.
They’d serve it with Triscuits and Ruffles. It was simply heavenly stuff and one of their holiday party stand-bys.
I haven’t been able to find the frozen soup in years. Using the regular canned soup in its place has disappointing results.
I’m looking forward to trying this version!
I got a recipe similar to this from my mom decades ago. For even greater ease, it calls for a small can of shrimp. Also, instead of mayo, it uses Catalina dressing. This is a really yummy combo! Nowadays, I make it with low fat cream cheese and dressing and it still tastes great.
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