Believe it or not, this is a retro shrimp recipe. My grandmother and great aunt used to make this Shrimp Dip, which is interesting because shrimp wasn’t readily available when we were kids, nor was it cheap. Especially up here in the great white north. I suspect that they made it with canned shrimp sometimes. Fortunately, now you can buy frozen shrimp pretty much everywhere if you aren’t lucky enough to live on the Gulf of Mexico where fresh shrimp is plentiful. It’s delicious spread on crackers and is always popular at parties.
We’ve been spending some time on the gulf coast of Texas in the winter. One of my favourite things about coastal Texas is having access to fresh fish and seafood. Sometimes you can get fresh shrimp right off the boat. I heard about a local bait shop that sold shrimp and I couldn’t believe how fresh they were. And, I didn’t even have to twist their little heads off! So I bought some jumbo shrimp and made Shrimp Scampi with Linguine.