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Shrimp Paté

Yield Makes 1 3/4 cups
For a chunkier texture, don't use the food processor. Just coarsely chop shrimp and stir in remaining ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 shallots
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots; sauté until tender. Stir in shrimp and seafood seasoning. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through.

  2. Transfer mixture to a food processor, and pulse until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients; pulse to combine. Spoon into serving crock. Cover and chill. Serve with toasted pita chips, toasted baguette slices, or crackers.