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Easy Potted Shrimp

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Ingredients
  Peeled deveined medium shrimp 1 Pound, tails removed
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (white variety)
  Unsalted butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Reduced calorie mayonnaise 2 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Hot red pepper sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon (adjust quantity as per taste)
  Ground mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon zest strips 4 (curly, colored part of the rind, for garnish)
  Parsley sprigs 4 (for garnish)
Directions

1. Half-fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the shrimp, lower the heat, and cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until pink. Drain; rinse with cold water. Set aside 3 of the largest shrimp for garnish.
2. In a food processor or blender, process the remaining shrimp for 30 seconds or until coarsely chopped, then add the remaining ingredients. Process for 1 minute or just until the mixture is chopped and blended but not pureed.
3. Spoon the shrimp mixture into a small serving "pot'' or dish and top with the 3 reserved shrimp. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled. Garnish with the strips of lemon zest and sprigs of parsley if you wish. Serve cold ?with an assortment of crackers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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