Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip - Get Your Chef On

This month I am taking part in a blogging challenge, Get Your Chef On. It is hosted by White Lights on Wednesday and Four Marrs One Venus. The secret ingredient for this round is shrimp and I have
probably the best shrimp recipe I have ever tasted in my life, Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip.

I made this for a birthday dinner and everyone loved it. To be honest, everyone freaked out about how great it was. This one is going in the top recipes for 2014 for sure. Many thanks to Creole Contessa for this recipe. I tweaked it just barely, subbing red onion for her shallots as well as skipping the celery only because I realized at the last moment that we'd already used it earlier in the week.

Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip
Makes 8 servings


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups jack cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cups sharp cheese, grated 
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced (I subbed red onion, about 1/8 cup)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil 


  1. Preheat oven to 375-f degrees.
  2. Mix seasoning blend together and set aside. Reserve 1 teaspoon of seasoning blend for the vegetables. 
  3. Peel, devein, rinse and pat dry shrimp. Leave tails on 3 shrimp if desired for garnish. Chop remaining shrimp into 3 pieces, season shrimp with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the seasoning blend, mix well and set aside.
  4. In a pan over medium heat, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add vegetables and saute for about 5 minutes, season with 1 teaspoon of seasoning blend, mix well.  Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes only. Remove from heat and place mixture in a large bowl.
  5. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise and 1 cup of cheese to shrimp mixture and stir well. Place into a greased oven proof casserole dish, top with remaining cheese and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Recipe from Creole Contessa.


  1. looks crazy good! Perfect for the Super Bowl!

    1. I hope you try it. It is just insanely good.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! and thank you also for hosting Get Your Chef On :)

  3. LOL...Ali, when that popped up in my feed...I said wow, who made that, it looks so good...then I went on your site...and said oh I made that before...YUM!!! Thanks so much for cooking and sharing...you have convinced me to make that for the super bowl...all that cheese..YUM!!!!

    1. Thanks again for the recipe, it was amazing :)

  4. I can see why this recipe rocks! Hope you win. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us too.


    1. Sure thing Velva. Thank you so much for being a frequent visitor :)

  5. Do you think I can use chicken instead? Or will it l lose it's flavor?

    1. I think chicken would be tasty, but if you can eat seafood I would recommend that. It is such a great flavor with the shrimp.

  6. What is the "creole seasoning" you use?

  7. Hi - I used my own mix, found here:

    Creole Seasoning Recipe

    You can also buy it premade.

  8. Trying to pin but the images aren't loading. This looks AMAZING and congrats on the GYCO win! Will check back to pin in a bit!

    1. They should be working now. I accidentally messed with the settings and it made the photos private for about a half an hour. Hopefully if you refresh everything is now able to be viewed. :)

    2. Yes - just pinned and it worked. Again, this looks SO delicious. :)

    3. Awesome, glad to hear it Claire. Thanks for visiting and pinning!


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