Recipe by DELTAQUEEN50
"A make-ahead appetizer, that looks very pretty on the plate."
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cooked shrimp - peeled and deveined
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley
I made it for a wedding shower, and everyone loved it. I also added bacon into the mixture. If you turn the tomatoes stem down and cut off the bottoms then scooping out the mixture, they won't roll around on your plate.
Just average for us. Hubs and I were both disappointed that we could barely taste the shrimp. If I make these again, I would "up" the amount of shrimp big time!
I always like to follow a recipe as written and make any alterations to the recipe, if it was worth a second try, after tasting it once. That said, I made this recipe when I needed to bring something to a cookout and I found tomatoes on sale. I followed the recipe exactly as written BUT I left out the shrimp. (some people are allergic to shellfish and I didn't want to have to post warnings about my contribution to the table especially when the ingredients are not obvious) It was a hit. They were tasty, refreshing little morsels to pop in your mouth. Next time I will try it with a little finely chopped onion or scallions and of course, shrimp.
Nice recipe, DeltaQueen 50.
To the reviewer below. I cleaned the tomatoes and made the cheese filling the night before. Next day, construction was a breeze. You have the right idea about the greens for a "bed to nest" the tomatoes on. Next time try to julienne or finely shred a few lettuce/romaine/cabbage leaves to make a "fluffier bed" for them to nest upon
What a great way to use up leftover shrimp! I took what was left from Christmas Eve out of the freezer and whipped up this pretty little appetizer for our dinner party last night. I did, however, add garlic and onion powder and a bit of cayenne. Thanks so much!
Fabulous & easy! I took other's advice and added some Old Bay. It was PHENOMENAL... the tomatoes weren't hard at all (I prepped everything the night before & assembled the next day) and my extra went GREAT on ritz crackers! I'll probably forego the tomatoes next time & just do the crackers w/ dip. It was GREAT! I put all the dip into a large ziploc bag to sit in the fridge overnight. The next day, I arranged my tomatoes, snipped the corner off the bag & piped as normal. Easy clean up! ;) Thanks, Delta Queen!
These are terrific. I made them the night before and had a hard time trying to restrain myself from eating just one more. Each time I messed one up, I said, YES!!!
Seriously - I left out the salt/pepper and instead added 1 Tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning and it was fantastic!! Im sure you could use some Creole seasoning as well, but the Old Bay really tied the flavors together and made it salty enough so that no extra salt was needed. I highly recommend it!
Very good and very easy...plus, it can be made ahead of time. I used the small bay-type shrimp since it was going thru the food processor. It was a hit with the group I made it for. Thanks.
When I taste-tested this filling before stuffing the tomatoes, I wasn't terribly impressed, but when I tasted the tomato with the filling it just worked perfectly. This was a great way to use up the gazillion cherry tomatoes from our garden! I added a teaspoon of prepared pesto into the mixture and they became addictive! It took more than 2 pints of tomatoes to use up the mixture. Maybe my tomatoes were small. Thanks for the recipe, DeltaQueen!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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