Baked Seafood Dip

Baked Seafood Dip (via abeautifulmess.com)When I show up to a party, I head straight for the snack table. Oh yes, I’m that girl. Give me all your dips and cheese plates! 

Baked Seafood Dip (via abeautifulmess.com) So, of course, I’m always looking for new dips, appetizers and party snacks that I enjoy and can throw together for future parties of my own. But the thing about serving food is you really need to “test” out the recipes first, possibly multiple times. It’s hard work, but someone’s got to do it (she said with a mouth full of dip and celery). 

Baked Seafood Dip (via abeautifulmess.com) Baked Seafood Dip, serves 6-8 as an appetizer.

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste*
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 oz. canned tiny shrimp, drained
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4-1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

*Don’t be a afraid of the anchovy paste! It’s actually really good as an accompaniment to a cheese plate or to make your own Caesar dressing (among other things).

Baked Seafood Dip (via abeautifulmess.com) In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, mayo, anchovy paste, garlic, seasoning and parsley until well combined. Then stir in the tiny shrimp and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. The anchovy paste and Parmesan cheese are already quite salty so you really don’t need to add much, if any, additional salt. 

Scoop into a small baking dish or oven safe bowl. Top with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes until the cheese begins to look golden brown on the edges. Serve hot with crackers and fresh veggies.

Make easy crackers from store bought pie crustYou might recognize those little lobster crackers if you remember when I shared a lobster mac and cheese recipe a couple years ago. I used my lobster cookie cutter to cut out store bought pie crust that I topped with a little Old Bay seasoning and baked until crispy. Ta da! Homemade lobster crackers to go with the seafood dip. 🙂

Baked Seafood Dip (via abeautifulmess.com) I think I’m gonna need to host a party soon. Maybe I’ll make this AND my jalapeño popper dip. Dip party! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

Baked Seafood Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste*
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 4 oz. canned tiny shrimp drained
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, mayo, anchovy paste, garlic, seasoning and parsley until well combined. Then stir in the tiny shrimp and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. The anchovy paste and Parmesan cheese are already quite salty so you really don't need to add much, if any, additional salt.
  • Scoop into a small baking dish or oven safe bowl. Top with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes until the cheese begins to look golden brown on the edges. Serve hot with crackers and fresh veggies.

Notes

*Don't be a afraid of the anchovy paste! It's actually really good as an accompaniment to a cheese plate or to make your own Caesar dressing (among other things).
  • Looks very tasty

    You can check my chocolate chip cookies recipe here:

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  • As a born and raised Marylander, I’m proud to see Old Bay in this post 🙂 I put it on everything! (Also– crab dip is the BEST. But yours looks awesome too!)

  • Looks delish! I need to try your Jalapeno popper dip then this will be next on the list. I make an easy Mediterranean dip that’s always a big hit, mix one 12oz tub of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt, 1/4 – 1/3 cup of pesto , 2 tbsp sun dried tomato paste, and 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese. Set aside a little bit of shredded cheese for the top and mix everything else, spread into a oven safe dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake on 350 until it bubbles and begins to brown at the edge. Serve with pitas or warm bread 🙂

  • Wow this look so delicious! I love those Lobster crackers, so adorable.

    Courtney x
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  • Stop the press! Yes. . .yes. . yes that seafood dip looks tasty. . .but can when talk about those lobster crackers? How adorbs are those? Living in New England. . .rest assured I will be including those on the menu for my next summer soiree (overlooking the bay with Old Bay :-).

  • My mouth is watering right now for this dip!

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  • This looks absolutely amazing! I’ll have to try it this weekend 🙂

  • What an easy but impressive dip to make, plus the lobster crackers are so cute!! Your recipes always look so tasty and pretty =D

    Juju Sprinkles
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  • oh yes!! I think I’ll be making that for the next night out with friends. 🙂

  • This looks amazing! It would be great at a barbeque. (It’s already heating up in Arizona and I’m dreaming about having tons of cook-outs this summer!) The lobster crackers are too cute! Can’t wait to try this!

    Laura
    http://www.laurahager.blogspot.com

  • This looks like something my husband would love! Maybe I’ll surprise him 🙂

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  • That looks so tasty! I have never imagines you could do that, but it truly looks amazing! Have a nice day,
    Vera

    http://theflashwindow.weebly.com

  • I am so hungry and this looks so delicious!!

    http://pinchblack.blogspot.ro/

  • I’m a picky eater but this actually looks delicious!

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  • That dip looks like it’s to die for! And I’m LOVING those cute lobster crackers. Such a cute idea for a spring or summer get together. Can’t wait to try it out!

    www.greensandglamour.com

  • This looks so delicious! and those little lobster crackers are possibly the most adorable thing I have every seen! I wouldn’t want to eat them! I’ve never been a huge fan of seafood but I’m slowly starting to like it more and more so maybe I’ll give this a try! Thank you!

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