Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip

Recipe by Creole Contessa

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/4 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
4 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese, room temperature
3/4 cups jack cheese, grated
3/4 cups sharp cheese, grated
1 stalk celery, diced
1 shallot, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
extra virgin olive oil


INSTRUCTIONS


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Mix seasoning blend together and set aside. Reserve 1 teaspoon of seasoning blend for the vegetables.


Peel, devein, rinse and pat dry shrimp. Leave tails on 3 shrimp if desired for garnish. Chop remaining shrimp into 3 pieces, season shrimp with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the seasoning blend, mix well and set aside.


In a pan over medium heat, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add vegetables and saute for about 5 minutes, season with 1 teaspoon of seasoning blend, mix well. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes only. Remove from heat and place mixture in a large bowl.


Add cream cheese, mayonnaise and 1 cup of cheese to shrimp mixture and stir well. Place into a greased oven-proof casserole dish, top with remaining cheese, and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.


Top with shrimp garnish if using and broil for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, serve with bread and crackers.

 


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