This Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip, requires your complete focus as you eat every shrimpy, cheesy, bite!
As I mentioned in the past, excellent ingredients are the key to great dip!
I used Hellmann's/Best Foods Mayonnaise, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, shallots, jalapenos, bell peppers, lots of jack and sharp cheddar cheeses and celery.
I sauteed all my fresh veggies in a little bit of olive oil, and of course plenty of spices.
Don't forget to dice your shrimp into 2-3 pieces. I also reserved 3 shrimp and left the tail on them for a garnish!
After about 20 minutes of bake time and a few minutes under the broiler, this dip is ready to eat!
Serve the dip with crackers or on some toasted bread. I served the dip with ciabatta bread, lightly toasted it.
It's not polite to talk with my mouth full...so I must stop talking, and start eating!
Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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
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.