I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love dips! I'm kinda obsessed with making them and even more addicted to trying out new recipes. A couple of weeks ago when I was browsing the Macy's Come Together recipe section, I came across this interesting recipe for shrimp dip. It's an old-fashioned sort of dip (it's from Tom Douglas' mom's recipe) that's served with thick-cut potato chips. I printed it out immediately and was determined to give it a taste. Kind of like shrimp cocktail, but in dip form, the resulting dip is quite tasty. The recipe makes a large quantity, so it's perfect for tailgating or any other party where there will be a crowd of hungry revelers. If I've piqued your curiosity, check out the recipe and read more.

Shrimp Dip with Potato Chips

Shrimp Dip with Potato Chips

Fast Shrimp Dip Recipe 2009-10-22 16:40:00


3 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Tablespoon honey
3/4 cup mayonnaise (homemade, or use Hellman’s or Best Foods)
2 Tablespoons thinly sliced chives
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon seeded and minced sweet red cherry pepper (from a jar of vinegar packed sweet cherry peppers)
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped
1 pound cooked, peeled, and diced shrimp or 1 pound shrimp cooked bay (baby) shrimp
To Taste Kosher salt
To Taste freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lemon
Potato Chips, homemade or top quality purchased


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the tomato paste and the honey together until smooth. Whisk in the mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice, cherry pepper, zest, horseradish, and Tabasco.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the egg. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss it with the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
  3. Set a bowl of shrimp salad on a large platter and surround it with potato chips for dipping.

Serves 8-10.