There is nothing more special to me than someone taking the time to be thoughtful. My new awesome friend brought me an old family cookbook to read… how cool is that? And it’s chock full of good stuff! One recipe, in particular, caught my eye: Curry Shrimp Dip.
I figured with football season getting into full swing it’d be a perfect appetizer recipe to share with you all.
The cookbook that this recipe is from is Our Daily Bread from the First Lutheran Church Women.
Can you tell how old it is? This book was published before I was born! Yikes! And if you’ll read the short recipe, it certainly isn’t “blonde-friendly”.
“A little bit of this, a small amount of that...”
The original recipe calls for “one can of shrimp”. But y’all know me… I buy my shrimp local, especially now with their abundance. I steamed and peeled one pound of medium size shrimp which yielded 2 cups of chopped cooked shrimp.
Start by layering a mixture of cream cheese, mayonnaise and curry powder in the bottom of a pie dish or something similar. I chose to use this old dish given to me by my mom since the recipe came from such an old book.
Next, layer the chopped cooked shrimp.
Then sprinkle some sliced green onions on top of the shrimp…
Guess what comes next? Chopped boiled eggs! I almost left this layer out, thinking the combination might not be so stellar. I was wrong. It rocked!
Lastly, layer chopped fresh parsley on top. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors mingle and serve with your favorite crackers. I admit, I tasted it immediately and no mingling was required for my taste buds.