December 9, 2009

Shrimp Spread

Many of you have asked about the Candlelight tour last Saturday at the Oakleigh Mansion and of my book signing. Well, here’s a brief rundown. Despite extremely cold weather for us and the fact that it began right-smack in the middle of the SEC Championship game, you know, Florida vs. Alabama, #1 & #2 in the country - we had a wonderful time. Appetizers from my cookbook, Grits to Guacamole, were featured along with wine and cheese. Don went on one of the tours and was so impressed with the darling school-age docents, all adorned in period costumes and so well versed and knowledgeable of every single room, every aritcle and each family who lived there prior to it becoming museum status. If ever you get a chance to come near Mobile, take time to visit this wonderful pride of my neighborhood and give me a call too!


I posted last Thursday of a cheddar pecan wafer I prepared for the evening and this is another from my cookbook that everyone loved.  I hope you do too. My Mother made this for holiday parties but I think it is good all year long. Enjoy!


Shrimp Spread
double or triple the recipe for a large crowd

1/2 pound cooked shrimp -chopped
6 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup chopped pimento olives
Good shake of Louisiana hot sauce
Squeeze of lemon
Mayonnaise to moisten
1 tablespoon finely minced green onions

Mix ingredients together well and serve on crackers or use as a spread for finger sandwiches. Place additional shrimp around spread if desired.


P.S. - you can find more recipes from my cookbook (see Recipe Labels in the sidebar) under G to G recipes

15 comments :

  1. Shrimp dish again! I'm glad I just had king prawns yesterday so I feel better now looking at this dish....at least not so painful...haha. I had it fried with rice noodles...very delicious. Will be on my blog soon.

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  2. wow, the evening sounds fun, sorry you missed the game, I must admit, I had my eyes closed for most of it. Gotta admit, Alabama wanted the win so mucy more than FL. We will be rooting for them on Jan 7! So if I make to Mobile, and give you a call, are you going to make me dinner? I promise I won't wear orange and blue!

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  3. This sounds great, and I'm so glad you had a good time at the event. Are there any photos of it??

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  4. @Mary - looking forward as always to your shrimp post
    @Chef Shari - saw the 1st halt & recorded the 2nd - watched it when I got home. You know you would be welcomed in our house whatever colors you wore! Dinner - of course, but would hope you would share some of your secrets during the cooking...
    @Tasty Trix - No, I don't think so - I rushed over & forgot camera (too busy watching the game)

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  5. Now this is for sure one of those recipes that we all love, and the ones handed down from mother are always special to our hearts. And the Louisiana hot sauce would be Crystal brand for me, looks like the shrimp spread was molded or shaped in this image too!

    Regards,
    CCR =8~)

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  6. Sounds good, easy and straightforward! Great party dish.

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  7. I love family recipes, I have a few that my mom used to make when I was growing up I make them for my boys now. Thanks for sharing Drick:)

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  8. You certainly have a way with shrimp. I'd have to make a double batch of this so I could use it for a sandwich spread, or stuffed celery...or a filling for am omelete. Now you've done it!

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  9. You are so lucky to have inherited the gene for cooking! mom was lucky to have a son that can cook like you and continue the legacy well done Drick...an awesome post....mom has to be proud!

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  10. Family recipes are always the best.... The generations have perfected them! Nice spread, you know I like that hot sauce!

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  11. I'll be making this appetizer for Christmas. Thanks!

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  12. This is good eats anytime. It's nice with buttery crackers.

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  13. My my..... this is simple and so yummy! Another party idea! You are fantastic.

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  14. This is a nice one here! Perfect use in any season.

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