I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite ways to ring in the New Year is with a lot of yummy food.
Don’t get me wrong – I love to spend the holiday with close friends and family, of course! – but the grub’s gotta be good, too. Otherwise it’s like you’re bringing bad juju with you into the New Year – or maybe just a bad taste in your mouth.
That’s why when it’s my turn to host the holiday festivities, I make sure the menu is in tip-top shape – and these little Shrimp Puffs with Creamy Lemon-Dill Dip
always make the cut. It’s like the classic shrimp cocktail but with a delicious twist – shrimp wrapped up in melty cheese and biscuit dough. You’re hard-pressed to find a tastier appetizer that you’ll want to remember all year long.
First, round up yer ingredients. We’ve got some cute baby shrimpies, sour cream and mayo, shredded cheese, chopped dill and scallions and the star of the show, Pillsbury biscuits. These babies make this appetizer oh-so-easy and oh-so-tasty.
Cut up the biscuits into pieces and place each piece into lightly greased mini-muffin pan cups. If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan, you can also just place the biscuit pieces directly onto a couple baking sheets and top them with the shrimp mixture – this method just holds them together a little better.
Mix the shrimp, cheese, sour cream, mayo, dill and scallions along with some salt and pepper, if you please, and place a dollop of the mixture into the center of each biscuit. You might have some leftover shrimp mixture – if so, save it for lunch tomorrow and broil it on top of a piece of toast. YOU WON’T BE SORRY.
Bake the shrimp puffs until they’re golden brown and bubbling and, well, puffy. Meanwhile, make the creamy lemon-dill dip by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Done and done.
Let the shrimp puffs cool for a few minutes, then pop them out of the pan and serve them warm with some delicious dip on the side.
Believe you me, friends – this appetizer is one tasty way to start your new year off right.Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) hopes you make this appetizer this year and every year thereafter, for auld lang syne. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!