I realized while preparing this super easy, exceptionally delicious appetizer for our New Year's Day get together that I have never shared it with my readers. I have been making this recipe for a while. It is a great one to add to the party table as it can be prepared up to 2 days ahead or even immediately before due to its simplicity. I also really enjoy serving it during parties because it is unique and not your typical holiday appetizer. This shrimp butter, regardless of what I spread it on always flies off of the platter.
Adapted from Southern Living 2004 Annual Recipes
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
- 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons grated onion
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- chopped chives for garnish
Beat cream cheese and butter
at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in chipped shrimp and next 5 ingredients;
spread mixture evenly
on toasted bread, crackers or fresh veggies. Garnish with chopped chives.