I was recently one of the hosts for a baby shower for one of my best friends, Morgan. I was in charge of food, really it was just snacks since it was mid-day. I wanted the food to be a little “nicer” than the done-to-death cheese trays and frozen and defrosted appetizers. Morgan loves shrimp so when I saw a recipe for shrimp butter, I was intrigued and knew she would like it.
I had no idea what this would taste like, so it was a bit of a gamble making it for the first time to serve to a bunch of people. But it was great, and it tasted just like what it is – butter with shrimp in it. I know that doesn’t SOUND good, but trust me. It was good stuff!
Recipe from Elizabeth’s Edible Experience
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 lb unsalted butter, softened
1 pound shrimp, peeled, cooked and finely chopped
3 tbsp grated onion
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp pepper
In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together until fluffy and well-mixed. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until combined. Serve either on pieces of toast points or in a bowl for people to serve themselves. (Note: don’t use butter crackers, as they mask the flavor too much. I used Melba Toast.)