shrimp cocktail spread and dip

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By nancy knowlton
from ocala, FL

super easy, quick and delicious...this is a go to recipe and is ALWAYS requested when attending a get together

serves variable
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg
    cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 bottle
    cocktail or chili sauce if preferred
  • 2 c
    thawed frozen salad shrimp ( the tiny ones)
  • 1 md
    fresh lemon, wedged into 8 pieces
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How To Make

  • 1
    pat shrimp dry and combine with 1/2 bottle of cocktail sauce and squeeze one lemon wedge over it, stir and let marinate while cheese comes to room temperature.
  • 2
    when cheese is very soft, add to shrimp mixture and add another 1/2 bottle of sauce. with handmixer, beat on low speed for 2 mins. scrape down sides then whip mixture on high speed high speed to break up shrimp and make fluffy.
  • 3
    taste mixture and adjust to personal taste..you can add more cocktail sauce, cream cheese salt & pepper. chill for at least 2 hours.pour into decorative dish, garnish with additional lemon wedges and plain chopped or whole tiny shrimp. serve with your favorite crackers, toasted cocktail bread slices or thin it out a bit and serve with chips for dipping
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