Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shrimp Dip

I've been making this Shrimp Dip for 20+ years.

Bring 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese to room temperature.

Beat the cream cheese with Miracle Whip. Some people don't care for Miracle Whip but mayo doesn't work in this recipe.

Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and beat that into the cream cheese mixture.

Finely chop about 1/2 cup of green onions and between 1/2 and 3/4 cup of celery. Stir the onions and the celery into the cream cheese mixture.

Drain one can of tiny shrimp. Open the can and then drain off the juice like you would drain tuna. Then fill the can with water and rinse the shrimp off again.

Using a fork, poke those tiny little shrimp until they are all nice and flaky.

Like this. Now stir the shrimp into the cream cheese mixture.

Chill the dip in the refrigerator and serve with crackers.

Shrimp Dip

1/2 to 3/4 cup celery, chopped fine
1/2 cup green onion, chopped fine
2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1/2 to 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
1 (4.5 oz) can tiny broken shrimp, drained and rinsed*
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix the cream cheese and Miracle Whip together until well blended. Then blend in the lemon juice.
Next mix in the celery and green onion.

Then open up the can of shrimp and while it's still in the can drain it. Then rinse it with water. Now poke the shrimp with a fork several times until it's broken up and flaky. Stir the shrimp into the cream cheese mixture. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator. (I wonder where else you could chill it?) Serve with crackers.

*If you've never bought tiny broken shrimp in a can you'll probably find them near the cans of tuna at your local grocery store.


  1. I'm copying this down and sending it to a few people I know who would LOVE this recipe! Here's the funny thing--last week I was talking to a friend of mine who asked me if I knew of a good "shrimpy" recipe for appetizers. This is so perfect! Thank you again for sharing!

  2. Oh this makes me hungry. Can't wait to try it!

  3. Yummmmmmmie!!
    Forget the crackers...just give me a spoon...


  4. That sounds similar to one that my mom use to make and everyone loves it. I'll have to try this when when the kids are here over the holidays.

    (Her shrimp dip recipe is actually one of only a few that I have that are in my mom's own handwriting. I love looking at it. She's been gone for 11 years now)

  5. Ok printed and will be using for my xmas eve festivities!! Thank you...!

  6. My MIL would love this. I've copied it down in my recipe notebook. I'll have to surprise her with it.

  7. Oh yummers.. this is the dip I'll make for hubs' work party. Thanks!!!

    Oh, have you tried the canned crab yet? I haven't and was wondering if it was worth it..