Cathy's Shrimp Dip Recipe - Creamy and Delicious Appetizer

Cathy's Shrimp Dip

Cathy's Shrimp Dip Recipe - Creamy and Delicious Appetizer
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Servings: 10-12


Cathy's Shrimp Dip
Cathy's Shrimp Dip

Cathy's Shrimp Dip is a delicious and creamy appetizer that is perfect for any gathering or party. This easy-to-make dip is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


This recipe for Cathy's Shrimp Dip has been a family favorite for years. It was passed down from Cathy's grandmother, who used to make it for special occasions and family gatherings. The creamy texture and flavorful shrimp make this dip a crowd-pleaser every time.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well.
  2. Add finely chopped shrimp to the mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Gently fold in sour cream.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture until ready to use.


  • Add chopped green onions or fresh herbs for extra flavor.
  • Substitute crab meat or lobster for the shrimp for a different twist on the recipe.
  • Mix in some shredded cheese for a cheesy version of the dip.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to soften the cream cheese before mixing it with the other ingredients to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

- For a more intense flavor, you can add a dash of hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce to the mixture.

- Be sure to refrigerate the dip for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cathy's Shrimp Dip with crackers, sliced vegetables, or tortilla chips for a delicious appetizer or snack.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe requires no cooking, just simple mixing and refrigeration.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have shrimp on hand, you can substitute crab meat or lobster in this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

Cathy's Shrimp Dip can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to serve. Just be sure to cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap to prevent any flavors from transferring in the fridge.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cathy's Shrimp Dip in a decorative bowl garnished with fresh parsley or additional shrimp on top for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Cathy's Shrimp Dip with a crisp white wine or a light beer for a perfect appetizer pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Cathy's Shrimp Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply let the dip come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cathy's Shrimp Dip contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of Cathy's Shrimp Dip contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cathy's Shrimp Dip contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of Cathy's Shrimp Dip contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cathy's Shrimp Dip is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.


This recipe contains shellfish (shrimp) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream), which may be allergens for some individuals.


Cathy's Shrimp Dip is a creamy and flavorful appetizer that is relatively low in carbohydrates and calories. It is a good source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals.


Cathy's Shrimp Dip is a creamy and flavorful appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, this dip is sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Cathy's Shrimp Dip. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Cathy at her beach house. As we sat on her porch, sipping lemonade and watching the waves crash against the shore, she suddenly disappeared into her kitchen and emerged with a bowl of the most delicious-looking shrimp dip I had ever seen.

I had always been a fan of seafood, but I had never tasted anything quite like Cathy's shrimp dip before. The creamy texture, the perfect blend of spices, the subtle hint of shrimp – it was truly a culinary masterpiece. I begged Cathy for the recipe, but she just smiled and told me it was a family secret.

Determined to replicate Cathy's shrimp dip, I embarked on a mission to uncover the recipe. I started by asking Cathy's family members and friends, hoping that someone would be willing to share the coveted secret with me. But each person I approached gave me the same answer – the recipe was a closely guarded secret, passed down through generations of Cathy's family.

Undeterred, I turned to the internet in search of clues. I scoured cooking forums, recipe websites, and social media platforms, hoping to find a hint or a clue that would lead me to the elusive recipe. But no matter how hard I searched, I couldn't find anything that even remotely resembled Cathy's shrimp dip.

Months turned into years, and still, I was no closer to uncovering the secret behind Cathy's shrimp dip. But I refused to give up. I continued to experiment with different ingredients and flavor combinations, hoping to stumble upon the perfect recipe by sheer luck.

And then, one day, as I was cleaning out my attic, I stumbled upon an old cookbook that had belonged to my grandmother. As I flipped through the yellowed pages, my heart skipped a beat when I came across a recipe for shrimp dip that bore a striking resemblance to Cathy's.

Excited beyond words, I rushed to my kitchen and set to work, following the recipe to the letter. As the dip began to take shape, I couldn't help but feel a sense of nostalgia wash over me. The familiar scent of shrimp and spices filled the air, and I knew in that moment that I had finally cracked the code to Cathy's shrimp dip.

When the dip was finally ready, I scooped up a generous portion onto a cracker and took a hesitant bite. And just like that warm summer day at Cathy's beach house, I was transported to a world of flavor and memories. The creamy texture, the perfect blend of spices, the subtle hint of shrimp – it was all there, just as I had remembered.

As I savored each bite, I couldn't help but feel a sense of accomplishment wash over me. I had finally unlocked the secret behind Cathy's shrimp dip, and I knew that this recipe would become a cherished part of my own culinary repertoire for years to come.

And so, as I sit here now, savoring a bowl of Cathy's shrimp dip that I have lovingly prepared using my grandmother's recipe, I can't help but feel grateful for the journey that led me to this moment. It just goes to show that sometimes, the most treasured recipes are not found in cookbooks or on the internet – they are passed down through generations, waiting to be discovered by those who are willing to put in the time and effort to uncover their secrets.


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