What are some good recipes for a luscious shrimp dip?


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To make a luscious shrimp dip, beat together 6 ounces of softened cream cheese and 1 cup of sour cream; then mix in 1 tablespoon of chopped green onion, 3 drops of hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, 1 envelope of ranch dressing mix and 6 ounces of cooked, diced shrimp; and add salt and pepper to taste. For an easy variation, substitute Italian dressing mix for the ranch and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice for the hot sauce.

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Soft shrimp dips go well with chips, vegetables and crackers. Add chopped parsley or other fresh herbs to shrimp dip to vary the flavor. A sprinkle of chopped herbs or a few scattered salad shrimp make a nice garnish.

To make the simplest shrimp dip, soften a 3-ounce package of cream cheese in the microwave, and then stir in 2 well-drained cans of salad shrimp and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. This simple dip develops more flavor if it sits in the refrigerator over night. Let it warm up a little bit before serving for easier dipping.

For a hot barbecue-style shrimp dip, saute 1/4 cup of chopped onions and 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic in butter. Turn the heat to low, and stir in 1/2 cup chopped, cooked shrimp and 3 ounces of cream cheese until the cream cheese is softened and everything mixes together. Remove from the heat, and stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream, 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup of chili sauce. Put the mixture in a small casserole dish, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until bubbly.

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