Friday, July 18, 2014

Shrimp Mold Dip

This is another recipe I've been making over 20 years. I've had many guests sit right next to this dip until it was gone 
*I won't give names* ;^)
So... Now I make a large one *&* individual servings.
  Mother in laws Shrimp Dip
1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell's Condensed Tomato Bisque or Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup
1 Tablespoon Unflavored Gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
6 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Old Bay, to taste  
2 cups Finely Chopped Deveined, Steamed, and Peeled Large Shrimp
1/ cup Celery, minced
1/2 cup Vidalia Sweet Onion, minced
1/4 cup Green Bell Pepper, minced
1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper, minced
Drizzle of olive oil
Mince the shrimp and vegetables in a food processor
Heat the soup in a small saucepan, then add the cream cheese.
Meanwhile in a medium bowl, stir gelatin into the cold water.
Mix the creamy hot tomato bisque into the gelatin liquid.
Mix until smooth.
Stir together the mayonnaise and lemon juice, season with old bay.
Allow to cool before adding the mayonnaise mixture. 
Add the minced shrimp, vegetables and mayonnaise mixture.
I *Love* this Awesome Shrimp Mold!
Luckily, I found this Gorgeous mold.
Lightly oil a 6 cup mold with indented top (for seafood dipping sauce) by drizzling oil into mold and rubbing in with plastic wrap or wax paper.
*if you use a paper towel it will absorb the oil*
Spoon the mixture into the mold, then refrigerate overnight.
Un-mold onto a serving plate and spoon seafood sauce into indented top part of the mold before serving.
I actually used these little 1/2 cup size Dole fruit cup containers to make individual servings (to make sure everyone got some)
Worked perfectly, even has the indent in the bottom of the container for seafood sauce.
Mini jello molds work great for individual servings as well.

Serve with An Assortment of Breads and Crackers Such As
Club Crackers
Frito Scoops
Melba Toast
Pita Chips
Toasted French Bread
Tomato Basil Wheat Thins
The mold has a shrimp shape indentation which is perfect for adding the beautiful red seafood sauce 
I did not get a chance to take a photo once it was unmolded...
I will add one next time.