5-Layer Seafood Appetizer

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This makes a pretty presentation at a cocktail party, and everyone loves it. Definitely best if made with fresh shrimp or crab. For overnight ballgame trips, I often take each layer prepared in separate bags or plastic containers, and assemble the morning before the football games.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil shrimp just until pink.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Bottom Layer- Mix all ingredients and spread in shallow serving dish.
  4. I use a round one with a flat bottom and shallow sides.
  5. Second layer- Spread chili sauce over bottom layer.
  6. Third Layer- Press cucumber between paper towels to remove all excess moisture.
  7. Sprinkle cucumbers and onions over Chili sauce layer.
  8. Fourth layer- sprinkle shrimp over veggies.
  9. Finally, sprinkle cheese and jalapeno peppers on top.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and chill.
  11. Serve with crackers and a spreading knife.


Most Helpful

Loved it! Everyone raved about it and it was gone too fast. I did put the peppers on top as I didn't have any and it was still soooo good.

IslandGirl March 20, 2003

Took this to our euchre party and it was a big hit...I used shrimp and crab and was very surprised how yummy and easy this dip is....

CIndytc January 17, 2011

This one's a keeper - a definite hit with everyone. I did as recommended, keeping the layers in separate containers until time to assemble - delish!

LorenLou August 11, 2005

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