Shrimp Butter

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

1 tablespoon sherry

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows

Cayenne pepper

2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 pound shrimp, shelled, deveined, and cooked

Paprika, for garnish

House Seasoning:

1 cup salt

1/4 cup black pepper

1/4 cup garlic powder


  1. Put all the ingredients except the shrimp and paprika into a food processor. Process until well mixed. Drop in shrimp and process until either pureed or chopped to desired consistency. (This recipe can be pureed to the consistency of butter or left with chunky pieces of shrimp). Garnish with paprika. Serve on crackers as an appetizer.

House Seasoning:

  1. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.