Spicy Shrimp Butter - Carolina Country

Spicy Shrimp Butter

4.8/5 rating (4 votes)
Spicy Shrimp Butter

Serving this buttery dip lets you stretch the budget while offering guests a taste of the sea. Look for NC harvested wild-caught shrimp whenever possible (or use crab instead of shrimp if preferred).


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • Couple shakes of Texas Pete

  • 2 green onions, finely diced

  • ¼ cup green pepper, finely diced

  • ¼ cup celery, finely diced

  • 2 cups (about ½ pound) cooked shrimp, finely chopped 


  1. Using mixer, blend together cheese, butter, mayonnaise, sauce, powders, Old Bay, soy sauce and Texas Pete. Once creamy, fold in remaining ingredients. 

  2. Chill at least 1 hour before serving for flavors to marry (several hours is best). 

  3. Garnish with a dusting of Old Bay.

  4. Set out 30 minutes before serving to soften. Serve with crackers, chips and celery.

Recipe courtesy of

Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at WendysHomeEconomics.com.

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