Shrimp Dip for the most demanding ones (GF)

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 227 g  raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 113 g cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1½ cups shredded Italian cheese blend (ex. a Parmesan, mozzarella blend)
  • ¼ cup marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped…

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2.  Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the shrimp, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until shrimps get pink and the garlic is fragrant (about 5 minutes).
  3. In a medium bowl stir together the cream cheese, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, and Greek yogurt. Add the content of the bowl in the pan with the shrimps, garlic and butter and mix well until they will be homogenized.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Add the artichokes, and give everything a good stir. Spoon into the baking dish and then cover with the remaining cheese.
  5. Place the baking dish(es) on a baking sheet (to prevent the cheese from bubbling over in the oven) and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven to Low Broil and then broil for 3 minutes to melt and slightly brown the cheese on top.

Your delicious dip is ready to still the show!!!

Serving suggestion:

Place the dip on your festive or family table into small bowls and put alongside some gluten free breadsticks LIVE LONG LIVE GREEK with cheese. Everybody will adore the combination…

Did you know that:

  • Shrimps are protein-rich: In addition to their water content, shrimp are primarily made of protein. 85 grams of baked or broiled shrimp provides about 20 grams of protein, just a few grams less than that a 85 grams of chicken breast.
  • They provide key nutrients: Aside from protein, shrimp provide a pretty impressive array of nutrients. 113 grams of  steamed contains over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine.
  • Shrimp can be a unique source of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory carotenoid nutrient astaxanthin. In animal studies, astaxanthin has been shown to provide antioxidant support to both the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.
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