Every hostess needs a fabulous baked dip in their recipe repertoire! I grew up along the coast when I was young so I absolutely love seafood! My husband is the spicy lover in the house (though I’m getting used to a little heat now!) so I knew I wanted to create an absolutely delicious hot ‘n spicy shrimp dip! This reminds me of the baked dips that my Mom would make for various parties and celebrations when I was growing up. It’s cheesy and packed with flavor! You can control the amount of spice to make it the perfect fit for your crowd.
Oh, and I’m not the only one who is encouraging you to eat seafood! The USDA recommends you eat at least two 4-ounce servings of seafood each week. So there you have it, they’re basically telling you to have this hot ‘n spicy shrimp dip for dinner twice a week <wink>.
I love keeping the SeaPak Shrimp Scampi in my freezer so I can whip up this crazy delish dip (and my shrimp ceviche) at a moment’s notice. You can also vary the veggies that you include. For more heat, add in diced jalapenos – for example. And if you’re my hubs, you add in habaneros. Not even kidding. He grows them each year and now I’m so afraid Blakely is going to pick one and take a bite! Or our dog, George! Eep! I guess they’ll only make that mistake once, right? :)
Hot 'n Spicy Shrimp Dip
- 1 package SeaPak Shrimp Scampi
- 1 green bell pepper - chopped
- 1 red bell pepper - chopped
- 1 onion - chopped
- 2 cups pepperjack cheese - shredded
- 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 1/2 cup green onions - diced
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 8 ounces cream cheese - softened
- Prepare shrimp according to package instructions.
- Dice shrimp and combine with all remaining ingredients in mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Spread into baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and hot.
- Serve with sliced toast, toast, pita crisps, or veggies. Enjoy!
You definitely have to try this baked dip, it’s so delish! And if you’re feeling adventurous, I have another idea for you! Prepare the dip minus the shrimp and use it as a spread on a shrimp po’ boy (with popcorn shrimp!). Wouldn’t that be amazing? I’m so glad summer is arriving so I can get back to hosting coastal themed parties, my FAVE! Look for more seafood recipes coming soooooon!!!