Memories Shrimp Spread
October 23, 2021
"An easy spread that is made ahead, saving you time for when serving for friends and/or family. Perfect for the Holidays as part of your appetizer table, watching the game or just for a fun snack to be enjoyed throughout the year. NOTE: The refrigerator sitting time is not included in the overall prep. time."
- FOR SPREAD
- FOR COCKTAIL SAUCE
- Serving Size: 1 (95.3 g)
- Calories 159.9
- Total Fat - 10.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
- Cholesterol - 66.9 mg
- Sodium - 687.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 11.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
- Sugars - 9.3 g
- Protein - 6 g
- Calcium - 51.5 mg
- Iron - 0.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Step by Step Method
Combine all the Spread ingredients, except for the lettuce and watercress. Mix well and form into a cheese wheel, 1-inch high. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight. This helps develop the flavors of the spread, so it's very important to make this ahead.
Combine ingredients for sauce and refrigerate to blend flavors.
To serve, place a bed of bibb or red lettuce on serving plate. Set wheel on top. Frost with sauce and garnish with watercress. Serve with crackers. Makes 2 cups
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- Make sure to use softened cream cheese for the spread.
- For the cocktail sauce, you can adjust the amount of Tabasco sauce to your desired level of spiciness.
- Substitute cottage cheese for cream cheese - Cottage cheese is a good substitute for cream cheese in this recipe. It contains less fat and fewer calories than cream cheese, making it a healthier option. The texture of the spread will be slightly different, but it will still be creamy and delicious.
- Substitute Greek yogurt for ketchup - Greek yogurt is a great alternative to ketchup in the cocktail sauce. It adds a creamy texture and tangy flavor that will enhance the overall taste of the spread. Plus, it's much healthier than ketchup, with a good amount of protein and probiotics.
Tropical Shrimp Spread Replace the Worcestershire sauce with coconut aminos and add 1/2 cup of diced mango to the spread. Replace the ketchup in the cocktail sauce with mango chutney and add 1 tablespoon of coconut cream.
: Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan
: Roasted asparagus with parmesan is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with the Memories Shrimp Spread. The light and crunchy asparagus is roasted to perfection, topped with grated parmesan cheese, and finished with a squeeze of lemon juice. It's a perfect accompaniment to the creamy and flavorful shrimp spread.
Garlic Roasted Potatoes: Garlic roasted potatoes are a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with the roasted asparagus with parmesan. The potatoes are roasted with garlic and olive oil until they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The garlic and olive oil provide a wonderful flavor that complements the roasted asparagus and parmesan. Plus, the potatoes are easy to make and can be served as a side or as a main dish.
Q: How long should I refrigerate the spread for?
A: Refrigerate the spread for several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to develop. This will help ensure the best flavor and texture for the spread.
Q: Can I freeze the spread?
A: Yes, the spread can be frozen for up to 3 months. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator before using.
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The Worcestershire sauce used in this recipe was invented by two chemists, John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, in the 19th century in Worcester, England.
The horseradish used in the cocktail sauce is said to have been used by the ancient Egyptians as a condiment for beef dishes. It was also used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a medicine for various ailments.