Surprise Shrimp Dip

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"The copy in my recipe box is looking very faded, a good time to add this dip to my recipes seeing it at my fingertips come holidays, special occasions and gatherings. I have used thawed frozen cooked shrimp as well as canned crab with equally good results. Serve with an assortment of your favorite crackers."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (161.9 g)
  • Calories 276.7
  • Total Fat - 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 71.8 mg
  • Sodium - 743.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 6 g
  • Protein - 13.1 g
  • Calcium - 325.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In medium sized bowl mix cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise, spread over a 10 or 12 inch platter, I use a clear glass cake server

Step 2

Scatter shrimp over the cheese mixture, add a layer of sea food sauce then add a layer of shredded cheese, top with a scattering of green pepper, green onion and diced tomato

Step 3

Cover and chill until serving time

Step 4

Serve with assorted crackers and serving spoons for spreading

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Made for the Pick Me Tag Game & served last night as part of a starter course to dinner & games nite guests, I made 2 minor chgs. I used red bell pepper because that's what DH bought & I subbed leek & dry chives for the green onions rarely found here in Iceland. Comments were favorable - DH adored it & our 2 guests liked it a lot, but I felt the ingredient amts were a bit off target. IMO the 1 cup cocktail sauce & 2 cups cheese made those flavors dominate the shrimp flavor I wanted to be stronger. I will make this again, halve those ingredients & then adjust to taste pref by gradually adding more as I feel the need. I may even try using a bit of Old Bay Seas I favor using w/shrimp. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. (A pic will post later today) :-)

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(2 Sep 2018)