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Hot Creole Dip

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 lb. ground beef
4 green onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 tbsp. margarine
2 lbs. Velveeta
4 oz. pimento, chopped
4 tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Tabasco, salt, pepper to taste[/expand]

Preparation:
Brown meat. Saute’ onion, pepper and celery in margarine. Melt cheese. Add all other ingredients to the cheese and pour into a large baking dish. Bake 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. Serve with fritos or melba toast. Note: We chopped the vegetables in a food processor to save time and added some picante sauce to the mixture.

Creole Sauce

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. chopped onions
1/2 c. chopped celery
1 qt. clam juice
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. tarragon
3/4 tsp. thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. garlic
1/2 c. white wine (Taylor Chardonnay)
1 lb. can tomato paste
Cayenne pepper[/expand]

Preparation:
Saute carrots, onion and celery together in butter (or olive oil, preferred). Add flour and saute to cook roux, stirring constantly. Add clam juice, herbs, garlic and wine. Simmer about 15 to 20 minutes. Add tomato paste to thicken. Serve with shrimp, scallops, etc.

Shrimp Dip

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 can tomato soup
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
4 tsp. minced or dried onions
1 envelope Knox gelatin (soften in 2 tbsp. water)
2 small cans shrimp (chopped up)[/expand]

Preparation:
Heat soup and cheese over medium heat. Slowly stir until smooth. Put gelatin in 2 tablespoons water and stir in. Cool. Add remaining ingredients.

Hot Spicy Shrimp Dip

[expand title=’Ingredients’]2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese
1 (8 oz.) pkg. frozen sm. shrimp
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 lg. tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
2-4 jalapeno peppers, diced[/expand]

Preparation:
In top of double boiler melt cream cheese. Cook shrimp according to package, drain and dice. Add shrimp and all ingredients to melted cheese. Use 2 whole jalapenos to start. Cook slow on low in double boiler for 40 minutes, at least for flavor to develop. Taste. Add dash salt, more garlic salt and jalapenos if desired. Good for freezing. Recipe can be doubled. Always use double boiler. If too thick thin with milk. Serve with chips.

Shrimp Biscuit Wrap

[expand title=’Ingredients’]10 ready to cook canned biscuits
Cocktail sauce
Jumbo shrimp (frozen)[/expand]

Preparation:
Roll to pancake flatness each of the canned biscuits. Spread each with cocktail sauce, wrap around one frozen cooked jumbo shrimp and pin with a cocktail stick. Place in a 450 degree oven for about 8 minutes or until biscuit browns.

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