Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip was one of my Maw-Maw’s favorite dip recipes to make for family gatherings! It was the perfect dip to get the family to gather around the chip bowl to talk about their busy lives. My grandmother had a unique way of getting our family to slow down and enjoy each other’s company. She loved showing her love for those that she cared about through her delicious cooking. She would often cook large meals that included gumbo, pasta dishes, potato salad, desserts, and numerous seafood recipes.
Often the seafood my grandmother used in her recipes were caught fresh from the bayou in Louisiana where my family lived and the veggies she grew in her garden. My grandmother’s Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip seemed extra yummy knowing that she made it with the fresh shrimp caught from our very own backyard. Her shrimp dip always felt to be the highlight of every family gathering.
Maw-Maw’s Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip was kept in the refrigerator chilling until everyone was ready to gorge on her food. Sadly my grandmother passed away before she gave me a copy of her recipe. Lucky for my friends and family I was able to recall the majority of the ingredients she used to make her shrimp appetizer.
Except I use boiled shrimp my husband cooks or we purchase it already boiled and seasoned from a local seafood market. Also, a few added splashes of Tabasco original red sauce gives my shrimp dip a little spice to liven up the taste buds.
It means a great deal to me that I can keep my grandmother’s memory alive by passing down some of her favorite recipes and her cream cheese shrimp dip to the younger generation in our family. If you love shrimp, I think you’ll like this easy and delicious low carb gluten-free recipe. It’s the perfect appetizer to enjoy at any gathering especially on those hot summer days!
Have you ever made a Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip? Do you have a favorite shrimp recipe?
Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip
- 1 1/2 cup boiled, peeled and deveined chopped shrimp
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- In a medium bowl, cream the cheese and lemon juice with a spoon.
- Stir in mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco. Mix well.
- Stir in the shrimp and the green onions.
- Refrigerate overnight or 2-3 hours before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
- I use boiled seasoned shrimp from our seafood boils or buy already boiled shrimp from the local seafood market. We peel the shrimp and deveined them before chopping.
- If you only have frozen peeled shrimp available, first thaw the shrimp, then season and cook to use in your dip recipe.
Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.