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Layered Shrimp Spread Recipe


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined frozen cooked small or salad shrimp, thawed and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle Shrimp Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Press shrimp between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture. Repeat if necessary. Combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon parsley, lemon juice, if desired, and pepper in medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Spread cream cheese in bottom of a 9-inch tart or pie plate or spread into a 9-inch circle on large rimmed serving platter.
  3. Top evenly with shrimp mixture and shrimp sauce. Sprinkle evenly with cheese, red pepper, green onions and remaining 1 tablespoon parsley. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with assorted crackers.

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