Shrimp Dip – you’ll want to face plant into this easy to make, gooey dip. Perfect for eating while watching the game or when you entertain friends, you can’t go wrong with this one!
If your home is anything like mine, your family loves to sit around on game day (football, baseball, basketball – you name it) and eat all of the food. Instead of the standard chips and dip, raise your cooking game with this dip. It has all of the good stuff in it – bacon, shrimp, cheese. Need I say more?
When I think of shrimp, I think of the south but the beauty with this one is, you can make it anywhere!
To make this Shrimp Dip you’ll need:
This shrimp dip is so easy to make and it’s delicious! I know cooking with shrimp can be a little intimidating (hello deveining!) but have no fear, this one is good to start with. Don’t let those little shrimp get the best of you. The flavors and ooey gooeyness are worth the little effort. You only need:
- Slow cooker
- peeler (for the tomatoes)
- baking sheet for the bacon – use my method for how to make the best bacon
- cutting board
How to devein shrimp
When it comes to shrimp, one of yuckiest things is deveining it. But you don’t want to eat intestine, so you just have to get in there and pull that stuff out. Here’s how you do it:
- Start by peeling raw shrimp. You have the option of leaving the tail on (but it’s mostly just for looks than anything because you don’t eat that part).
- Make a slit down the middle of the back to get the intestine out. Don’t cut too deep, just enough to be able to get it out. No need to hack into the shrimp.
- Use a pairing knife to pull out the black vein/intestine and wipe it off on a paper towel.
How to mince garlic
Another part of this shrimp recipe calls for mincing garlic. It’s not as hard as it sounds and I use it often in recipes. Once you do it a few times, you are golden.
- Peel the skin off of the bulbs of garlic and toss away.
- Break up the cloves of the garlic. Since you only need one clove for this recipe, break one off and leave the rest together.
- Lay the clove on a cutting board, slice the ends off and then peel away the skin.
- Using a knife, lay it on it’s side (the flat side) over the clove and press hard to flatten the garlic.
- Give it a rough chop.
- Turn the knife and using a rocking motion, cut the garlic until finely minced.
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Shrimp Dip Recipe
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- 1 slice bacon
- 3 medium onions chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 4 jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 medium tomato peeled and chopped
- 3 c monterey jack cheese shredded
- 4 drops Tabasco sauce more if wanted
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- black pepper
- Cook bacon until crispy, drain on paper towel and crumble.
- Sauté onion and garlic in bacon drippings in a saucepan on medium heat and drain on a paper towel.
- Coarsely chop shrimp.
- Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 1 hour or until cheese is melted.
- If it’s too thick, thin with milk.
- Serve with chips.