This week, I had a cake and a breakfast dish for you, now it’s time for an appetizer! A dip, to be more specific. This dip is very simple, incredibly delicious, and perfect for a casual family night. It’s creamy, cheesy and loaded with chopped shrimp.
We had a tough work week around here, I won’t go into any specifics but we needed some time to relax a have a little fun. Hubby invited his friend over and decided to order us pizza. Day off from cooking! I like it when he invites his friends over because they are so appreciative of my cooking. I think hubby is a little spoiled with the great meals and doesn’t make as many yummy noise as his friends. How else is a cook supposed to know that she made something delicious without the yummy noise? So I decided to make something quick and easy for an appetizer.
I really didn’t feel like having pizza, I wanted shrimp! You know how sometimes you go out to eat and some appetizers look so good, you just make a meal out of it? I do that all the time. I also make myself easy seafood when I don’t have to worry about anyone else’s dinner. Hubby doesn’t like seafood, so it was all mine….well his friend helped.
I also got to try a new product while making this dip. I usually buy butter that comes in individual wrapped sticks but I was asked by Land O Lakes to try their new product and create a recipe for them. I love creating new recipes and you know that I don’t share any products with you I don’t like. Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil is made with only three simple ingredients: sweet cream, canola oil and salt. I love that fact, the less unknown ingredients, the better! Hubby especially liked this butter because it’s easily spreadable and tasty. He is a bagel and butter man and enjoys his pancakes as well. The fact that he didn’t have to wait for the butter to soften, was a plus for him.
- About 15 medium raw shrimp chopped
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 2 tbs sour cream
- 2 tbs Land-O-Lakes Butter with Canola
- 2 tbs flour
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbs Parmesan cheese for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Mince or grate garlic and add it to the butter. Saute until the garlic starts to brown.
- Whisk in flour until smooth. Whisk in heavy cream, sour cream, Parmesan cheese and a little bit of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture just starts to boil. Take off heat.
- Cut the shrimp into small pieces and spread them in the baking dish of your choice.
- Pour the cream mixture over the shrimp and sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
Alright guys, since you had to “listen” to me ramble, I will give you something in return! I got a great giveaway for you, it’s “Kitchen Simplifiers” Kit! This kit includes multi-purpose spreaders, an over-the-sink cutting board with colander, and multi-tier oven rack. You will love everything in this kit, I especially love the cutting board!
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Disclosure: I received product samples and a gift package from Land O’Lakes, including multi-purpose spreaders, a cutting board, and multi-tier oven rack from Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil, for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.
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