Monday, September 14, 2009

Shore is Good Seafood Dip

Tristan's birthday party was a hit. I'm getting my photos & info organized for my Spongebob party package giveaway so I'll see you back here in the next day or so with all that good stuff. Even if you don't have a son, you can win it for a friend who does.

I served mini burger & chicken sliders at the party, which served as Krabby Patties. After all, Spongebob works at the Krusty Krab as a fry cook, flipping Krabby Patties all day long.

I also intended to serve this dip as an appetizer, thought it fit well into the ocean related theme but it just never happened. So, I ended up baking it the next day & took it to my BF Tam's house. It was excellent but I did modify a bit of this Paula Deen recipe.

2 tblsp butter
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 of a 10 3/4-ounce can cream of shrimp soup (discard top half & use bottom part of soup)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 pound freshly grated Parmesan
6-8 oz crabmeat, picked free of any broken shells
6-8 oz shrimp
1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion & celery, saute for 2 minutes. In a bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, Parmesan, crabmeat, shrimp & pepper. Stir the sauteed vegetables into the seafood mixture & spoon this mixture into a lightly greased 8 by 11-inch casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with toast points, crackers or Scoops like I did. Let sit for at least 10-15 minutes to set.

{Food for Thought}

I paid a little more for fresh crabmeat but find that it's worth it. I also used uncooked fresh shrimp so I sauteed it with the veggies until just cooked through.

Two additions to the recipe that I would do again: added garlic powder to the veggie mixture as it was cooking. And once I had the mixture in a dish I sprinkled some Old Bay on top.

My one Publix didn't carry Cream of Shrimp Soup so I improvised by using 1/4 can of cream of onion & 1/4 can of a creamy tomato parmesan bisque. It was excellent this way but I think the bisque made the mixture thin out at the end of the baking time. So I had to actually add a cornstarch/water mixture & cooked it for 20 minutes longer.

If you use cream of shrimp then you probably won't have this problem. In the event you still do, just make a mixture of cold water with 2 tblsp of cornstarch, then stir into the mixture a bit at a time. If you can't find cream of shrimp just substitute 2 different cream of's, perhaps onion & celery, unless you can find the tomato parmesan bisque.

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Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh my goodness!! That looks wonderful!!!!!!!! Wishing for some right now!! Happy TMTT.

simpledaisy said...

Oh hubby would love that dip!! Hope you have a happy week:)

Life, Love And Lola said...

That looks like a bowl full of yumminess!

Michelle said...

Crabby patties for the party? That is perfect. I'll bet the kids gobbled them up!

I'd be willing to bet that Vons doesn't carry cream of shrimp soup either...but I am going to look for it!!

My mom makes a lot of Paula Deen recipes and we usually really enjoy them.

Elizabeth said...

This looks SOOOO amazing. I'm making your pumpkin crisp recipe again tomorrow night. I don't know what I'd do without your recipe.

~Marie~ said...


Pam said...

Rich, creamy and delicious!

Wibeche og Rune said...

This looks so good:)


shopannies said...

looks great

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks incredible!! I love crab!!

Brenda said...

I don't think I have ever seen cream of shrimp soup around here either, but this recipe does look yummy!

Mommy Mac said...

Why is it no matter what time I visit you I always leave hungry?!

I love SHRIMP! I can only imagine how yummy this dip tasted!

Happy Belated to Tristan!

Look at you and your thematic party!

Right now, my oldest, Eli, wants to be a lobster for Halloween. Can't wait to start that costume!!!

He says he wants all lobsters to be free from the bands he sees them with at the grocery.

My animal rights activist at 4!

.mac :)

scrappysue said...

that looks sooooooooooooooooooo good - it can't be good for you!!!

kim said...

Wow looks so good. I think I may be having me an appitizer this weekend!

Found ya on SITS

Stephanie Faris said...

Mmmmm sounds delicious. TOO delicious. It would totally blow my diet!

Kerstin said...

I'm glad the party went well! I love that you served Krabby Patties - very cute. Your dip looks addicting!

angie said...

I'm so glad to hear that the party went well. Are we going to see pictures soon? Pretty please?

FROGGITY! said...

glad the party was fun!!! that looks scrumptious!

Maria said...

I am sure this would be a hit at any party!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

You made crabby patties! That's an awesome mom right there.

I had no idea there was such a thing as cream of shrimp soup? Like red and white Campbell's?

BTW, I was just getting a post ready for my 1 year blogging anniversary on Sep. 28. And I saw that you were one of the 3 people that commented on my very first post.

I love you. Will you marry me? And then do me?

TattooedMinivanMom said...

...and for old time's sake....


Nicole Feliciano said...

Sorry I am late to the party. I love anything with crabmeat in it (grew up in MD) That is one good-looking rooster! Hope you get a chance to swing by Momtrends. Have a great weekend.

sweetjeanette said...

A fellow "Florida Girl"! Don't know where in Florida, but "Hello SITSta!"
Got a question...cream of shrimp? I've never heard of that, is that readily available in the grocery store (i.e., Campbells'? etc) I'd love to try this!

Sherry said...

Shore looks delish! :D

seafood gourmet said...

Delicious food and great photo

wanto said...

Yummy, try this food.

Delee said...

QVC is selling the "Paula Deen Shore is Good Seafood Dip" for huge bucks...intro price $44.12 with $10.97 shipping and handling. This is for 4--12 ounce trays. YIKES

Also when they were talking about the ingredients there was no mention of mayo, just cream cheese. Mayo can or could make it really greasy. Wonder how you would do the substitution measurement wise for cream cheese?

Angela said...

Hi Steph! This sounds yummy! I can't feed hubs crab, but he can have shrimp. Think it would be okay as just a shrimp dip?