I used frozen "salad shrimp" (they were much less expensive, and more appealing to me), and I added about 1 T Old Bay seasoning. For the hot sauce, I used a sweet & hot Thai sauce. Took this to a dinner party, and everyone loved it. NOTE: my version is a tad spicy; I was told it wasn't too spicy, but surprised some as shrimp dip is usually fairly tame, I suppose. As for prep, it doesn't come much easier than this; and I made it the night before, and it was ready to go when I got off work the next day!
I've made this a few times now and really love it. I don't bother with chopping the shrimp, as it seems to break up enough to suit me during the mixing process, but otherwise make no changes. I really like that there is more shrimp than "spread", if that makes sense. :) Anyway, thanks for posting, Marg!