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    Creamy Shrimp on Crackers

    Source of Recipe

    Bon Apptit, June 2020

    Recipe Introduction

    "Tangy cream cheese and sour cream play up the shrimp's natural sweetness in this traditional appetizer from Omar Tate, chef-owner of the pop-up dinner series Honeysuckle. Hot tip: Poach your shrimp and make your dressing in advance to save time, but don't mix them until an hour before serving, or the shrimp will get tough."

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    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined
    ◦ 1 tablespoon plus teaspoon Diamond Crystal or 2 teaspoons Morton kosher salt
    ◦ 3 tablespoons sour cream
    ◦ 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
    ◦ cup finely chopped celery
    ◦ 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    ◦ 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    ◦ 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    ◦ 32 butter crackers (such as Town House)
    ◦ 1 tablespoon Barbecue Seasoning or paprika


    Combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon Diamond Crystal or 1 teaspoons Morton kosher salt, and 1 quart water in a medium pot. Set over medium-low heat (you want water to slowly come to a bare simmer) and cook until shrimp are just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes total. Drain and transfer shrimp to a plate; let cool.

    Meanwhile, mix together sour cream, cream cheese, and remaining teaspoon Diamond Crystal or teaspoon Morton kosher salt in a medium bowl. Mix in celery, oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

    Slice chilled shrimp in half lengthwise, then crosswise into -inch-thick pieces. Fold shrimp into dressing. To serve, top each cracker with 1 tablespoon dressed shrimp; sprinkle with seasoning.

    Makes about 32

    ❧ Goes-on-Everything Barbecue Seasoning:

    "Make a double batch and keep this spicy-sweet blend on hand for all grilled meats and vegetables."

    ◦ cup smoked paprika
    ◦ 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    ◦ 2 teaspoons chili powder
    ◦ 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    ◦ 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper

    Whisk paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne in a small bowl to combine. (Do Ahead: Seasoning can be made 1 month ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

    Makes about cup




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