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    No-Brainer Shrimp Spread

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    50 mins

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    Mareesme's Note:

    A variation of the ultimate lazy appetizer recipe from the 80's, when you threw shrimp over a block of cream cheese, poured cocktail sauce over it, and served with crackers. I do it this way for a bigger group and also because it's easier to spread on crackers. Note: Many times I use 3 cans (or 1/4 lb. fresh) shrimp, so I can satisfy greedy shrimp lovers who are there. (Note: You may not need to use the whole bottle of cocktail sauce -- use your judgement adding enough to cream cheese to make it spreading consistency and adding a layer of sauce on top of the mixture.)

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    • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperatore
    • 2 (6 ounce) cans cocktail shrimp, drained or 1/4 lb fresh cooked shrimp, diced
    • 2 green onions, sliced thin
    • 1 (12 ounce) bottle shrimp seafood cocktail sauce


    1. 1
      Mix together softened cream cheese, 2/3 of shrimp, sliced onions and 1/2 bottle of shrimp cocktail sauce.
    2. 2
      Mix well, adding more cocktail sauce if necessary to make mixture a spreading consistency.
    3. 3
      Put in a serving bowl, put a thin layer of cocktail sauce over spread to cover top, then arrange remaining shrimp over that to decorate the appetizer.
    4. 4
      Chill, then serve with crackers of your choice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 09, 2008


      Glad you posted this one, Mareesme! YUMMO! Doesn't get any tastier and easier than this. Used Super Easy Cocktail Sauce for the cocktail sauce. ENJOYED both recipes! Made for Think Pink Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for No-Brainer Shrimp Spread

    Serving Size: 1 (103 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 241.1
    Calories from Fat 182
    Total Fat 20.2 g
    Saturated Fat 12.5 g
    Cholesterol 145.1 mg
    Sodium 263.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 13.2 g

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    seafood cocktail sauce

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