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Shrimp with Greek Spinach Topping on a RITZ®
I’m always looking for new easy appetizers to make. This one can even be made ahead and assembled just before serving. I just love RITZ® crackers, we always have them on hand. Confession time! I love dipping them in peanut butter and they’re even better if you have a bowl of warm chocolate to dip it all in. For traveling I always have a box of RITZ® Bits Peanut Butter with me. There is no shortage of ways to enjoy RITZ® crackers.
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Look for RITZ® crackers at Walmart. In my local store they are across from the dairy products at the back of the store.
Getting all of your ingredients out first will save time. I forgot to get my Greek Seasoning out and then had to spend 10 minutes finding it because I hadn’t put it back where it belonged when I refilled it. If you’ve never tried Greek Seasoning before it is a blend of salt, Turkish oregano, garlic, lemon peel, Tellicherry black pepper and marjoram. I love it and use it often.
I used large shrimp because that is what I had in my freezer. If you use medium or small shrimp you might want to do one shrimp per cracker instead of dividing the shrimp like I did. When you think about what you can put on a RITZ® I always try to think of something I have on hand. That is what makes a RITZ® cracker the perfect appetizer for an impromptu party. I about always have a block of cream cheese in my refrigerator which is always a great starter for a dip.
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 6 oz. frozen spinach - squeezed of moisture
- 6 whole water chestnuts
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Greek seasoning (divided)
- 12 large shrimp
- Ritz Crackers
- lemon peel garnish
- green onions garnish
- Place a pan of water on the stove with 1/2 teaspoon of the Greek seasoning. When it comes to a boil add the shrimp. When the shrimp turn pink (2 - 3 minutes) immediately take off of the heat and drain. Run cold water over them to stop the cooking. When the shrimp are cool, slice down the center into 2 parts.
- Place water chestnuts in a food processor. Give them a couple of whirls to start chopping them up. Add the spinach, cream cheese and Greek seasoning to the food processor. Pulse several times until it is combined. Put it in a pastry bag fitted with a round tip. I used a 2A.
- Pipe the filling on the cracker. Top with a shrimp half. Top with green onions and lemon peel. Serve immediately.
What else can I put on a RITZ®? I love this sweet pepper relish I made a few months ago with a spoonful of cream cheese and then this on top. It is amazing and just that simple!
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