Southern Shrimp Dip

February 13, 2022
Easy Southern Shrimp Dip with Old Bay Seasoning

Hey, y’all! I’ve posted many dips over the years here on the blog and today I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorites: a southern shrimp dip. This recipe stems from my Auntie JJ and is a part of a larger series, #CookingLikeJJ, which you can read more about here.

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Easy Southern Shrimp Dip

Southern Shrimp Dip

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of shrimp should I purchase for this recipe?

I recommend buying peeled, deveined shrimp with their tails off – either frozen or fresh. Boil the shrimp for roughly 2-3 minutes, dependent on size.

How do I know that shrimp are done cooking?

Shrimp, when done, change colors. Once pink, they are done – be sure to not overcook. Place shrimp in cold water or in an ice bath to stop the cooking.

Is this shrimp dip served warm or cold?

This is designed to be a cold dip; that said, shrimp dip can definitely be served warm. If you’d like a recipe for a warm shrimp dip, try this one.

How long will this keep in the refrigerator?

Shrimp Dip can be kept in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Easy Southern Shrimp Dip with Old Bay Seasoning

Ingredients, Shopping List: Southern Shrimp Dip

Dairy: cream cheese

Mayonnaise: I recommend Duke’s

Seafood: peeled, deveined shrimp (tails off)

Produce: vidalia onion, celery, lemon

Seasonings/Spices: garlic powder, black pepper, Old Bay

Easy Southern Shrimp Dip

How To Make Southern Shrimp Dip

  1. Bring water to a boil; season water with 1 tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning. Once boiling, add shrimp to the water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink. Remove shrimp from the boiling water and place into cold water/an ice bath to stop cooking.
  2. Roughly dice/cut shrimp, dice celery and onion. Add to a bowl with softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, black pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning.
  3. Mix and chill. Serve with crackers, sliced baguette, or the accompaniment of your choice.
Easy Southern Shrimp Dip with Old Bay Seasoning

Southern Shrimp Dip: Tips and Tricks

  1. Purchasing peeled, deveined shrimp saves you a considerable amount of time.
  2. For easy mixing, make sure that your cream cheese is room temperature.
  3. Season additionally to taste.
Easy Southern Shrimp Dip

Other Delicious Dip Recipes

  1. Chipped Beef Dip
  2. Cajun Shrimp Dip (a warm version!)
  3. Spinach Dip

The Recipe

Easy Southern Shrimp Dip with Old Bay Seasoning

Southern Shrimp Dip

JC Phelps
Looking for a delicious southern appetizer? Try my Auntie JJ's Southern Shrimp Dip, which is served cold and is oh-so-delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 servings
Calories 314 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. shrimp cooked + chopped
  • 12 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 c. chopped celery
  • 1/2 c. chopped vidalia onion
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning plus 1 tbsp. for boiling water
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Bring water to a boil; season water with 1 tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning. Once boiling, add shrimp to the water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink. Remove shrimp from the boiling water and place into cold water/an ice bath to stop cooking.
  • Roughly dice/cut shrimp, dice celery and onion. Add to a bowl with softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, black pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Mix and chill. Serve with crackers, sliced baguette, or the accompaniment of your choice.

Notes

  • Purchasing peeled, deveined shrimp saves you a considerable amount of time.
  • For easy mixing, make sure that your cream cheese is room temperature.
  • Season additionally to taste.

Nutrition

Sodium: 308mgCalcium: 104mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 683IUSugar: 3gFiber: 1gPotassium: 296mgCholesterol: 140mgCalories: 314kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 26gProtein: 15gCarbohydrates: 6gIron: 1mg
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About the Series: Cooking Like JJ

My Auntie JJ was the quintessential southern woman. She was classy, tasteful, always refined; an amazing cook and hostess; and did everything that she balanced – teaching, running businesses, raising a family, and keeping an immaculate home – with ease. She is one of the main inspirations behind JCP Eats, as she was the one who taught me about timeless, southern food and entertaining. When JJ passed away, I planned this series as a way to pay homage to her 91 years here on Earth; in a way, it’s a form of mourning – in another, it seems like my final gift to her. I hope y’all will enjoy this deep dive into the culinary archives of my family + Phelps Acres Farm. While I’ll never be able to cook as good as JJ, I can only strive to cook like JJ (hence the title of the series). Learn more here.

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My best,

JC

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  • Reply
    Georgia
    February 14, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Hi y’all. You mentioned a famous place to buy baguettes. I didn’t listen well and didn’t catch the name. Can you tell me who and where it is. Thank you and have a blessed day

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      JCP
      February 14, 2022 at 4:01 pm

      Hi, Georgia! Blue Dog Bakery — it’s the best!

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