December 11, 2009

Herbed Maine Shrimp Dip

It's Maine shrimp season! How bout making some delicious dip? (Great for party potlucks.)

Herbed Maine Shrimp Dip
Adapted from Bon Appetit

1 pound uncooked Maine shrimp meat
2 green onions, coarsely chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Salt and pepper

Bring medium saucepan of lightly salted water to boil. Add shrimp and cook just until bright pink and opaque in center, about 3 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add green onions, shallot, and dill. Mix in cream cheese and next 4 ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.)