Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I found this recipe in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, as part of their special section of Super Bowl party recipes. It is originally from "Great Party Dips," by Peggy Fallon (Wiley, $16.95). It is an absolutely superb blend of shrimp, bacon, and cream cheese, with a bit of a kick provided by horseradish, cayenne, green onions, and parmesan cheese. Serve with crackers or pita chips. Great stuff.
- 8 ounces cooked peeled medium-sized shrimp
- 6 ounces lean thick-sliced bacon
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons prepared white horseradish (I used a little more)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Chop shrimp coarsely.
- In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until browned, for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then chop finely.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, all but 1 tablespoon of the parmesan cheese, the horseradish, lemon juice, and cayenne. Mix until well blended. Stir in the shrimp, bacon, and green onions. Scrape the mixture into a small gratin or other shallow baking dish, spreading into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon parmesan over the top.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until the mixture is bubbly hot and the top is lightly browned. Serve warm, right from the baking dish.
- Makes about 2 cups, or 6 to 8 servings.
This is absolutely one of the best dips ever. I double it everytime and it pretty much takes over as the focus of what to eat before a main course.
Excellent dip/hors d'ouevres and a real guest pleaser. I've made this a number of times and will now email it to my daughters!