10/21/11

Hot Shrimp Dip

The moving trucks come in less than a week!  I am obviously cooking to 'use up' all the food in our refrigerator and freezer, but I highly doubt there are many of you out there doing the same. Instead, this is a recipe that you could use for that Sunday football party or a great Halloween party dip!  The red bell pepper I put in there more for looks than flavor.  I love the little red pieces it adds to the visual presentation.  You could leave them out if you don't care.  Or you could substitute a bit of green pepper, some spinach or even tiny diced tomatoes.

Hot Shrimp Dip

2 lbs. cream cheese, diced
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped fine
1/2 pound chopped cooked shrimp
1/2 T  minced fresh garlic or 1/2 t garlic powder
4 banana peppers, chopped fine

Microwave the mixture and stir smooth.  Serve in a fondue pot or a warming dish. Serve with a variety of crackers and thick tortilla chips.
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