Monday, January 20, 2014

Asian Shrimp Dip- Crazy Ingredient Challenge

 It's time again for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Where some of us bloggers get assigned two ingredients that don't necessarily go together. We need to think outside of the box and come up with fabulous recipes, using both ingredients. This month the ingredients were Peanut Butter and Ketchup. I wasn't able to participate last month, due to being out of town, but this month as soon as I read the ingredients, I thought of Asian food.

Peanut butter is found in some Asian recipes, such as peanut butter noodles, or in spicy peanut dipping sauce. So, I decided to go the Asian route and to pair the ingredients together in a wonderful shrimp dip. After all, an easy way to make shrimp cocktail sauce is to use ketchup, right? I had and idea of what I wanted the dip to be like, but I wasn't sure if I could get the vision in my head, to the bowl. I took every single Asian ingredient we had in the house and decided which flavours would go well with the shrimp, peanut butter and ketchup. The end result is a creamy, slightly sweet and savoury dip, studded with tender cocktail shrimp. The chili sauce adds a nice warm bite at the end, which isn't too overwhelming. This would be a perfect addition to any game day spread.

www.hunwhatsfordinner.com Asian Shrimp Dip

Asian Shrimp Dip
printable version

1 C sour cream
1/4 C ketchup
3 Tbs creamy peanut butter
1 inch fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Asian chili sauce
1/2 tsp Hoisin sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 can cocktail shrimp, drained
2 green onions, chopped (some of the green tops reserved for garnish)
crackers of choice for dipping (I chose potato thins and brown rice Triscuits)

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream and peanut butter; until smooth. Add in the ketchup, rice wine vinegar, chili sauce, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce and garlic powder; whisking until well incoporated. Gently fold in the shrimp, green onion and ginger. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes; to let the flavours develop. Garnish with a few cocktail shrimp and green onion, and serve with crackers of choice.

www.hunwhatsfordinner.com Asian Shrimp Dip

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Jennifer Ferris said...

This looks delicious!! I had an idea immediately too!
Jenni @Jenni's Ferris Wheel of Food

BecHeflin said...

Dippin' good, Cindy :)

Kelster said...

Looks delicious!

Marlys @thisandthat said...

Looks yummy.

Dawn Bedingfield said...

You ladies have all outdone yourself this month.
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Torviewtoronto said...

that is a delicious combination

Jennie said...

That looks so good! Thanks for sharing! I am doing a giveaway and would love for you to come by and check it out!
XO, Jennie

Cynthia Landrie said...

Really creative! This is a perfect Super Bowl snack.Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

Ooh this looks so yummy! And we love Asian food around here, so I'm sure it would be a hit! Thanks so much for sharing at Hit Me with Your Best Shot! Hope to see you back tonight!

~Abby =)