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Cajun Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip or Shrimp Salad Recipe

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Shrimp dip appetizer served with crackers.

This seafood salad is simple, delicious and can be eaten in a lot of different ways.
Enjoy as a salad, a sandwich on a subway bun or chopped smaller and
made into a great shrimp dip.


Create a creamy shrimp salad garnished with tomatoes and avocado slices.

Makes about 5 Cups

2 lbs. of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 Cup Italian salad dressing
2 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
6 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/2 Cup finely chopped celery
1/4 Cup finely chopped green onions, including green stems
1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro chopped

Combine shrimp, dressing, and 1Tbsp. of the Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl.
Set aside to marinate about 10 -15 minutes.
Set oven on broil at 400 degrees and single layer the shrimp on a cookie sheet.
Cook for 20 minutes, turning the shrimp over after 10 minutes.
Set aside to cool.

Stir the cream cheese and mayonnaise together until creamy and add remaining ingredients.
If desired, chop shrimp into smaller chunks (suggested if making a shrimp dip).
Stir in the shrimp until coated all over.
Garnish with cilantro and sprinkle additional Cajun seasoning for presentation.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Enjoy you favorite way!


  • Carolyn Camp

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