Tuesday Treats & Titles: Bubbly Cheesy Shrimp Dip

Disclaimer: Only had a FB Messenger party to help out a friend who is a Pampered Chef consultant. I bought some stuff. I’m on their email list. That’s where I got this recipe. And I’m halfway tempted to spend the buck to get this stone thing to bake this dip in. That said, I also think I can figure out another way to back it. Just sayin’… In the meantime:

THE BEST BUBBLY CHEESY SHRIMP DIP

Prep: 15 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in 45 min
Yield: 8 servings

FILLED WITH FRESH SHRIMP, MELTY CHEESES, GARLIC, AND HERBS, THERE’S A REASON THIS BUBBLY CHEESY SHRIMP DIP IS THE BEST SHRIMP DIP YOU’VE EVER HAD.

THIS DELICIOUS REINVENTION OF OUR CHEESY CHICKEN DIP WAS SENT TO US BY OUR FRIEND JEN AT @MIDWESTLIFEANDSTYLE.

INGREDIENTS
Dip:
2 tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter
½ lb. (250 g) fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 green onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tsp (5 mL) Garlic & Herb Rub
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
1 pkg (8 oz./250 g) low-fat cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp (30 mL) low-fat sour cream
½ cup (125 mL) grated Asiago cheese
¼ cup (50 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup (250 mL) mozzarella cheese, divided
Optional: Chopped parsley, additional grated Parmesan

Crostini:
1 baguette
Olive oil for brushing

DIRECTIONS
To begin, preheat the oven to 350℉ (180°C).

Coarsely chop the fresh shrimp. Then, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped shrimp, green onions, garlic, and the rub to the skillet. Cook the shrimp mixture for about 2–3 minutes, or just until the shrimp are pink. Add the fresh lemon juice.

Reduce the heat to low and add the cream cheese. Gently stir with a spoon until the cream cheese is melted all the way through.

Then, add the sour cream followed by the Asiago and Parmesan cheeses, and ½ cup (125 mL) of the mozzarella. Combine and stir until the cheese is not quite melted. Next, spoon the dip onto a Rectangle Stone or dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese before placing it in the oven.

Once the dip has been spooned onto the stone, bake it in the oven for 25 minutes. Then, turn the oven to a low broil setting. Broil for 3–5 minutes or until the dip is golden brown. (Don’t worry, the Pampered Chef StoneFusion stones are broiler-safe up to 550°F (287°C)). Remove the shrimp dip from the oven. Garnish with fresh, chopped parsley, and serve warm.

This dip is best served hot but can easily be reheated as needed. Store the leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The crostini (see cook’s tip) is perfect for dipping, but you can also serve the cheesy shrimp dip with pita chips, crackers, or naan.

Cook’s Tips:
How to Make Homemade Crostini
I make these simple crostini using my Pampered Chef Rectangle Stone. Slice a fresh baguette into pieces. Then, place the baguette slices onto the baking stone. Next, lightly brush both sides of each slice with olive oil. Bake in the oven at 350℉ (180°C) for 15–20 minutes until crispy. Let the crostini cool on the baking stone before topping with the shrimp dip.

Making the Dip Ahead of Time
Just follow all of the instructions in the recipe. Then, instead of baking the dip, place the mixture in a covered container and refrigerate. When you are ready to cook the shrimp dip, preheat the oven, spoon the dip onto a baking stone, and bake uncovered as noted.

CLICK HERE to check out the recipe on the Pampered Chef site. Note: I am NOT the cook. I’ve never made this though it IS on my to-make list. And we have a special guest appearance today. Jo Mayweather, the main character of the awesome urban fantasy series written by my sister from another mister B.E. Sanderson, ONCE UPON A DJINN. The series is complete at four books AND THEY’RE ALL ON SALE!!!!!!!!! For 99 cents. You can grab FOUR BOOKS for less than FOUR DOLLARS! I ❤ this series like damn and whoah. And I have all the feels for Jo. A flapper from the Roaring Twenties, she was tricked into becomin a djinn and she has a mission. While she might not actually make this dish, she certainly magicks it up because it is totally yummy–with shrimp, crab, lobster, or chicken. Y’all need to read this series and you can save big bucks buying them on sale. Just click on the title or the graphic to head over to snag them.

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats & Titles: Bubbly Cheesy Shrimp Dip

  1. First off, YUM! That looks awesome. And Jo is totally into this dip. Hell, she makes it old style just for kicks now and then. Invites Zeke and the gang over for movie night and puts on a spread she made by hand so they can all be impressed with her mad skills. Play a little game of ‘did she make it or did she wish it up?’ Plus, it’s a must-have dish when the Rusalka comes over to visit. All that seafood? A gal can’t say no to that.

    And thank you for spotlighting the genie books this week! :hugs:

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