Shrimp in Cucumber Cups

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Poached shrimp star in this stand-out appetizer of Shrimp in Cucumber Cups.

Yield: Makes 30 appetizer servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 30 Perfect Poached Shrimp, peeled
  • Garnish: fresh dill sprigs


  1. Stir together softened cream cheese, sour cream, dill, chopped fresh chives, fresh lemon juice, and salt. Cut cucumbers into 30 (3/4-inch-thick) rounds. Scoop seeds from centers of cucumber rounds, using a melon baller or small spoon and leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Fill cucumber cups with cream cheese mixture; top each with 1 peeled Perfect Poached Shrimp. Garnish, if desired.
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