Cajun style shrimp dip

Michelle Koletar/Mertz


The pic is of the shrimp dip on toasted crostini bread & a cucumber slice & dill. (The other half of the crostini is w/ a chicken caprese, recipe posted.)
You can use canned shrimp, I presume, with great results too. Also, when I made this, I only had about 5/6 ounces of cream cheese. So, I added 2 TB of sour cream, plus about 2 TB of mayo to it & it was great.

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5 Min


8 oz
cream cheese, room temp
2 Tbsp
sour cream (heaping tbs)
cooked shrimp, chopped fine seasoned w/ bay seasoning & salt
2 Tbsp
lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
2 Tbsp
cajun seasoning (may want more)
celery seed, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper to taste
splash of hot sauce
chopped or dried dill

Directions Step-By-Step

Make sure shrimp is well drained & dried off w/ paper towels. (I like to put mine in the fridge after it cooks for a few hours & then drain it again).
Just mix all these yummies together. You will want to adjust the Cajun seasoning & all other seasonings to your taste. If you don't have the exact seasonings that I used, don't worry about it! This is really easy & versatile.
Enjoy w/ fresh veggies, crackers, etc.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids