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Creamy Shrimp Dip

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Yield Serves: 8


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound uncooked, peeled and deveined small shrimp
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 152
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 94 mg
  • sodium 445 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When butter foams, add shrimp, shallot and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until shrimp are just opaque and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately transfer to a plate to cool.

  2. When shrimp are cool, transfer to a food processor. Pulse with lemon zest and scallions until chopped but still chunky.

  3. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Add lemon juice, hot sauce and parsley. Stir in shrimp mixture and season with additional salt and pepper. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with crudités, pita chips or crackers, if desired.