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SuperBowl Inspired Cajun Shrimp Dip

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You can’t have a Super Bowl party without dip and chips. Believe me, try it and you will see! 30 minutes into the game and you will have hungry insane men yelling “Where is the dip, Where are the chips!!!! Okay, so they might not yell at you and they may or may not be insane (remains questionable), but they ARE going to want chips and dip and they aren’t going to be satisfied with the lure of a simple nice bowl of chili instead. Sure they want their chili or chicken wings or burgers or whatever you have in mind for the main but want they really want before-during and after the game- IS THE DIP AND CHIPS!

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If you are anything like myself, although a lover of Velvetta, that ship has been sailed and lost at sea for me. I am tired of it and any variation of it to be exact. You can’t fool me with sausage and hamburger additions or even salsa instead of Rotel. I need a break Velveeta! It’s time for a new start to shine and it so happens I have that star right here! MY CAJUN SHRIMP DIP! The evening I made this dip the oh so inclement weather of ours was acting up and it was all I could do to take these halfway decent shots but don’t let the lack of perfect lighting in the picture fool you. It is absolutely amazing. It jumps at you like your husband jumping out of his chair when the first touchdown has been scored. It jumps out with flavors of joy like roasted minced shrimp, fresh lemon juice, Cajun seasonings, creamy cream cheese, a hint of hot sauce and a dash of cilantro all mixed into a nice creamy yet meaty dip. It is out of this world for seafood lovers and I hope you will get a chance to try it this for your next Super Bowl Party.

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SuperBowl Inspired Cajun Shrimp Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces of small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 2 packages softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper each
  • 1 TBSP fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1½ tsp Cajun seasoning plus 1 tsp for shrimp seasoning
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Saucy Mama Hot Wing Sauce (mild version)
Instructions
  1. Toss the shrimp with the 1 tsp of cajun seasoning and melt 4 TBSP butter in cast iron skillet. Cook the shrimp, garlic and onions for 5-6 minutes. Set aside to cool. Once cool to the touch transfer the shrimp, onions and garlic into a food processor and pulse until the shrimp are nicely minced.
  2. Transfer the minced shrimp mixture back to the skillet and add in the white wine and lemon juice. Allow the white wine to reduce over medium to low heat (1-2minutes) then stir in the cream cheese and remaining ingredients.
Notes
adapted from Cajun Delights

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22 Comments

  1. 2 Sisters Recipes

    HI Jessica! This is so perfect for the Super Bowl, and you are so right – we need to add a dip with chips on the menu for the game.
    We usually make sandwiches, lasagna, and salads ( sounds boring, I know). Have a great week! xxoo Anna and Liz

    28 . Jan . 2014
  2. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    YUM! Pass the spoon over please!
    This would be great to make some sandwiches for the lunch too.

    28 . Jan . 2014
  3. yummychunklet

    That’s a different twist on Super Bowl dip. Sounds great!

    28 . Jan . 2014
  4. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    We’re not having anyone over and still my husband wants dip! I’ve been sending him links (as I will yours) asking which one he wants me to make. This sounds pretty fantastic to me!

    28 . Jan . 2014
  5. Amira

    This looks awesome. I love cilantro with sea food, it gives a kick that no other herb can do. Sure will try this next time.

    28 . Jan . 2014
  6. Velva

    My Velveeta ship sailed too…Although, I am still sometimes teased because my name is similar (laugh).

    The dip looks good. I guess there are somethings like chips, dips and wings that are just expected on Superbowl Sunday.

    Velva

    28 . Jan . 2014
  7. Liz

    Oh, my. THIS is the dip I want at my party!!! Your guests will never go home if you feed them this well!!!!

    28 . Jan . 2014
  8. nancy at good food matters

    A resounding YES to this dip. (We are all way-over the velveeta-rotel thing.) Have fun and stay warm!

    29 . Jan . 2014
  9. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Dips this good are dangerous! Hey I made your etouffe and it was delicious!!

    29 . Jan . 2014
  10. lena

    hi jessica, you hv come up with superb dip, the shrimps , cajun and the cream cheese sounds wonderful ..i think those guys would go crazy over your dip apart from the game 🙂 your photos look good to me anyway..cheers!

    29 . Jan . 2014
  11. Eva Taylor

    I know it’s a bit weird but I can’t stand velveeta or any other ‘fake’ cheese, there is an overwhelmingly plastic flavour to me. The cajun shrimp dip sounds like a perfect combo for the Super Bowl game. Love it Jessica.

    29 . Jan . 2014
  12. Balvinder

    Super delicious! This reminds me of the crab dip I had last weekend.

    29 . Jan . 2014
  13. Joanne

    Even I can’t watch a football game without dip and chips, but mostly because I need something to bored-eat! This dip looks fabulous!

    30 . Jan . 2014
  14. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Your are so right. This dip must jump with flavor. I would say this is a real man pleaser (and ladies too).
    Sam

    30 . Jan . 2014
  15. Betty

    I love a good dip, and not just for football games. This one would disappear quickly around here! 🙂

    01 . Feb . 2014
  16. Erica

    YUM! This is gourmet football food = awesome!! I love anything that involves shrimp. Enjoy your weekend

    01 . Feb . 2014
  17. Mandy - The Complete Book

    Think I would be quite happy enjoying this as a meal never mind as a dip.
    Have a wonderful day Belle.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    03 . Feb . 2014
  18. Gintare @Gourmantine

    That sounds very interesting!

    03 . Feb . 2014
  19. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Mmmm… I love the shrimp in this dip!

    03 . Feb . 2014
  20. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I honestly prefer this cajun shrimp dip over salsa… Looks so yummy!

    07 . Feb . 2014
  21. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    This dip looks so delicious for not just for Super Bowl but for anytime!!

    09 . Feb . 2014
  22. Asmita

    Wow!
    I will definitely be trying this out. Looks awesome!

    10 . Feb . 2014

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