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    Cajun Shrimp Spread

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    30 mins

    10 mins

    Douglas Poe's Note:

    Serve with toast points, assorted crackers, and chips or cut up vegetables.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    • 1 lb small raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned
    • 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
    • Old Bay Seasoning (to taste)
    • cajun seasoning (to taste) or creole seasoning (to taste)
    • salt and fresh cracked black pepper
    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
    • 1/3-1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons grated onions
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 dashes hot sauce, to taste
    • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning (to taste) or 1 teaspoon creole seasoning (to taste)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Dry shrimp off well with paper towels.
    2. 2
      In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with Old Bay, Cajun seasoning, and salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Cook the shrimp, stirring occasionally, until they turn pink and are no longer transparent.
    4. 4
      Remove and set aside to cool.
    5. 5
      When cooled set aside a few shrimp for garnish.
    6. 6
      Place the shrimp into a food processor and process until finely chopped.
    7. 7
      Cut cream cheese into chunks and add to the shrimp.
    8. 8
      Spoon 1/3 cup of mayonnaise, grated onion, lemon juice, hot sauce, and Cajun seasoning, process until smooth.
    9. 9
      Add additional mayonnaise as needed to thin further.
    10. 10
      Taste and adjust seasonings.
    11. 11
      Refrigerate overnight if possible, or at least one hour.
    12. 12
      Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with the whole shrimp and a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cajun Shrimp Spread

    Serving Size: 1 (902 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 492.7
     
    Calories from Fat 346
    70%
    Total Fat 38.5 g
    59%
    Saturated Fat 16.2 g
    81%
    Cholesterol 281.0 mg
    93%
    Sodium 1287.9 mg
    53%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.6 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 4.5 g
    18%
    Protein 25.4 g
    50%

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