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SANDRA’S FESTIVE SHRIMP-CHILI SAUCE-CREAM CHEESE PLATTER

A tremendous appetizer you can serve year round,
although it's especially colorful and suited for Christmastime
and New Year's Day...


Serves: (10 to 12)
Prep: 15 Mins.

INGREDIENTS:

2 (8 oz. pkgs.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (12 oz. bottle) chili sauce (preferably Heinz)
1 (4.75 oz. can) chopped black olives, drained
½ lb. cooked, peeled and cooled salad shrimp
1/8 teaspoon old bay seasoning
1/8 teaspoon ground garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
4 green onions, very finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, very finely chopped
2 heaping tablespoons, very finely chopped fresh parsley; plus more for garnish

--Ritz and Wheat Thin crackers for scooping up the appetizer ~

METHOD:

On a 9x13” platter, spread the cream cheese evenly to cover bottom. Spread chili sauce over the cream cheese. Sprinkle chopped olives over the chili sauce. Place salad shrimp in a single, decorative layer on top of the olives, and dust with each of the spices. Sprinkle with chopped green onions, red bell pepper and fresh parsley. Serve immediately.– Enjoy!

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Tip:

If you refrigerate any leftovers, be sure to bring to room temperature before scooping.

1 comment:

sandra said...

I just made this for a family Christmas dinner we'll be attending in a couple of hours...Merry Christmas everyone!

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