Shrimp/Crab Spread was one of my Mom’s favorite party recipes – I remember she would bring it out on almost any occasion. Even though we can find good crab in California, she always made it with shrimp.
One of her best parties was in 1987, and she pulled out all the stops. I remember helping with the party, we went next door to borrow our neighbor’s kitchen and fridge to prepare appetizers ahead of time. She made several batches of the Shrimp/Crab Spread, which went fast. I will definitely have this on my holiday party table!
12 ounces cream cheese
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 small chopped onion
Mix together and put into pie plate
1 jar Chili Sauce (my Mom always used the one in the round jar)
Spread over top of cream cheese mixture
8-10 ounces shrimp or crab
Spread over top of cream cheese, chili sauce
Sprinkle with chopped parsley
Chill and serve with crackers (Ritz was the preferred cracker!). Prepare the 1st and 2nd layers way in advance, then add the 3rd and 4th just before serving.
Be sure to check out the other Vintage Thursday recipes at Joy of Desserts!