If you like shrimp cocktail, you’ll absolutely love this New Orleans inspired Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread. It’s quick and easy to prepare and tastes as good as it looks! It consists of spicy cocktail sauce and succulent shrimp on top of a savory cream cheese base. Laizzez les bons temps rouler with this perfect Mardi Gras appetizer.
Making Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread:
I used the following ingredients for this delicious appetizer: Cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, fresh lemon juice, grated onion, garlic, chili sauce, prepared horseradish, boiled shrimp, and green onions.
I started with the cream cheese layer. For this, I beat together softened cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, onion, and garlic. Then, I spread the cream cheese mixture evenly in an 8-inch springform pan. I could have also used an 8-inch Quiche pan or shallow serving dish. I covered the cream cheese layer and refrigerated it overnight to allow for the flavors to blend together.
Next, I made the cocktail sauce by combining the chili sauce, prepared horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice.
Finally, I assembled the layered shrimp cocktail spread. First, I removed the sides of the springform pan from the cream cheese layer. Then, I spread about half of the cocktail sauce over the cream cheese layer. Next, I sprinkled the chopped shrimp on top of the cocktail sauce. Finally, I garnished the layered shrimp cocktail spread with chopped green onion tops. I served this delicious appetizer with crackers. My friend Jim was the first to dive into it! Yum!