Cajun Shrimp Dip

Whisk your dinner party down to the bayou with this hot, smoky, irresistible Cajun shrimp dip. To brighten up the flavors, squeeze on a little lemon juice right before serving. It's perfect as an appetizer or serve it alongside a hearty soup for a cozy fall meal! 



INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound Shrimp, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ray's Loco Gringo 
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 
  • 6 ounces Bacon
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine
  • 3/4 cup Red Onion, chopped fine
  • 3/4 cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped fine
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 12 ounces Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces Sour Cream 
  • 1/2 cup Green Onion, sliced 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS:

  • Cast Iron Skillet

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat recteq to 400°F with a cast iron skillet. 
  2. Add the bacon and allow to render and become crispy for about 5-6 minutes. 
  3. Add the garlic, jalapeño, red onion, bell pepper, Ray’s Loco Gringo, and Cajun seasoning. Allow the vegetables to sauté for about 5 minutes until tender.
  4. Add the chopped shrimp and cook just until opaque, about 5 minutes. Mix in the softened cream cheese, pepper jack (reserving about ½ cup for the top), and sour cream.
  5. Top with the remaining shredded pepper jack cheese and green onions.  Bake in the cast iron skillet about 25-30 minutes until the cheese is melted and the mixture is hot and bubbly.

SERVING SUGGESTION: 

This hearty Cajun dip is best served with warm grilled bread or spoon it into halved jalapenos to up the spice factor even farther! For a delicious fall meal, serve this alongside a crab bisque.