Gulf seafood features a superior flavorful profile as a result of the nutrient-rich environment in which it is born. With many different ways to prepare -- from grilling with Creole seasoning to baking with remoulade sauce -- Gulf seafood creates great flavor profiles. The Gulf coastline spans approximately 1,680 miles with access to many major ports and cities -- including Galveston, New Orleans, and Biloxi. Gulf seafood can be harvested, processed, and on the table in a matter of hours. By being in such close proximity to major seafood processors, this ensures the freshest catch possible. My personal favorite Gulf seafood is shrimp, which I like to enjoy in as many ways as possible. Today, I'm sharing a recipe for an easy Hot Gulf Shrimp Dip -- perfect for entertaining during the Lenten season!
Hot Gulf Shrimp Dip
From the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition
|Photo provided by Edelman and Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition|
- 1 pound Gulf shrimp, cooked, peeled, deveined, and chopped
- ½ cup chopped yellow onion
- ½ chopped green onion
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack)
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in an 8x8 baking dish, reserving ¼ of the cheese. Mix well. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of mixture.
Step 2: Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with toasted pitas or sliced fresh bread for dipping.
I can't wait to whip up a batch of this spicy and cheesy shrimp dip for our Oscar menu this weekend! You can also visit the Eat Gulf Seafood website to find tons more amazing recipes. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @TheWeekendGourm or on Instagram at WEEKENDGOURMET to follow the fun of our upcoming trip. I'll be sharing tons of live social shares, so you won't want to miss the fun!
Disclosure: The Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition provided me with the facts and photographs shared in this post. They are also providing us with airfare, hotel, and meals for our upcoming media trip. All opinions expressed are solely my own.