Thursday, December 23, 2010

Shrimp Dip

When I was a little girl, Honey and Mom used to always make shrimp dip at Christmas! It was always a hit. Honey even had a fish shaped mold that she got with her green stamps back in the '70's. Honey said it was someone's "secret recipe" back in Natchez MS...and that it was only given to momma if she didn't share it. And she never did share it outside of our family. Now that it's at least 30 years later, I think it's safe to share it.
We decided that since we had not made this dip in years that we would try it mold and all. So I dusted off the fish mold and we set to work. We have spent the good part of a day Christmas cooking and it has been a lot of fun.
Shrimp Dip
1 can of condensed tomato soup undiluted
6 oz of cream cheese
1 T. flavored gelatin and 1 T water (to dissolve gelatin)
1 T onion chopped
1 T bellpepper chopped
1 large can shrimp  chopped
dash of garlic salt
1 pint of mayo
Green olives for garnish...optional
Heat soup until bubbles, add cream cheese, blend till smooth, dissolve gelatin in the 1 T water and add along with the  onion, bellpeppers, and shrimp to the soup mixture. Add garlic salt and mayo when cool. Place in a mold or dish, cover and chill in fridge.

The Main Characters...

Tomato soup...cook it till it bubbles

1 large can of shrimp chopped up in a little chopper.

1 T onion and 1 T bell pepper chopped up in a little chopper.

drop 6 oz of cream cheese in the soup continue cooking till mixed well.
Then add gelatin that you have already dissolved in 1 T water, add the chopped onion, bellpepper and shrimp.

In the meantime, get out your 1970's green stamp fish mold and rub a little oil in it with a paper towel.

When it cools a little add 1 pt of Mayo.

Then pour mixture in the mold.

Get it all in there...but save a little to taste. Cover with saran wrap and chill.

Tomorrow, we will take this out of the fridge and flip it over on a dish. Honey will decorate it with olives (one for the eye and a few for the scales...I will try to post a  complete photo tomorrow....but it will be Christmas I'll do the best I can about a photo.

Here is the finished product!

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