Here in Charlotte, Scott and I belong to a neighborhood supper club. Once a month we get together with three other couples and share a meal. The person hosting is responsible for the main course and the other couples supply the appetizer, salad, and dessert. I look forward to the night all month long. I get to try out new recipes, we both get a night out away from the kids, and the food is most always amazing.
This past weekend was our first get together of the new year and I found myself in charge of the appetizer. Ideas fluttered through my mind; everything from a white bean dip with hummus chips to homemade crackers with an assortment of cheeses. But when all was said and done, a more hearty combination of cheese, shrimp and bacon won me over. Just try and tell me you can resist that combination of flavors. I didn’t think so.
I had been dreaming about a hot shrimp puff for some time. My vision entailed adding cheese, bacon and shrimp and cooking it all together into a beautiful little pastry pocket of delight. Supper club was my opportunity to do just that and let me tell ya, if shrimp didn’t have wings before, they do now. Those little treasures flew off that appetizer tray faster than I could replenish them.
If you have an opportunity that warrants a hot appetizer then all I can tell you is make these! And if you don’t have an opportunity, make them anyway.
To whip up your own batch of flying shrimp shrimp appetizer delight, you’ll start out by cooking up four slices of bacon.
See, I’ve already gotcha smiling.
Now in a separate bowl, add in all the delicious ingredients with the exception of the puff pastry of course. We’re talking things like sour cream, cream cheese, chopped shrimp, green onions, spices, cheese and, of course, the bacon. Umm Yea. Count me in a for a few… or five.
Once you’ve mixed all your ingredients together, you’ll grab up a sheet of the pastry dough and cut it into 9-12 small squares, depending on the size of your sheet.
Grab up a mini muffin tin if you have one ( I unfortunately didn’t so I needed to make due with my popover pan instead) and gently press each pastry square into the holes.
Are you seeing where I’m going with this? Grab up your bowl of shrimpy, bacony, cheesy goodness and scoop a big ol’ spoonful into each one. Sprinkle with a little parsley if desired; for beauty’s sake of course.
Take your finished puffs and pop them in the oven until bubbly and hot. So, so good.
But seriously now. Why stop there if you can kick it up one more mighty big notch? Let’s go ahead and double our shrimp delighting pleasure.
Go ahead. Serve up a batch of these mouthwatering puffs and see what you’re left with when the dust settles. If you watch carefully, you may even see a shrimp fly.
Shrimp Appetizer Delight
Total Time: 35 min
4 Slices Bacon
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
4 Oz. Cream Cheese
2 Green Onions, Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
5 Drops Hot Pepper Sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 Pd. Cooked Shrimp
1/2 Cup Fontina Cheese, Shredded
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1 Pkg. Puff Pastry
Dry Parsley, for Garnish
Cook up the bacon slices. Cool and chop up.
Chop up 1/2 pound of the cooked shrimp and throw the other half in the fridge to stay cold (you'll use these to top your appetizer at the end).
To a bowl add the bacon, sour cream, cream cheese, green onions, garlic, red pepper, hot pepper sauce, worcestershire, onion powder, cheeses, and chopped shrimp. Mix well.
Cut the puff pastry into equal squares and press each into a miniature muffin tin to form a bowl shape.
Fill each bowl with a spoonful of the shrimp mixture and sprinkle with parsley.
Place the pasty into an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve hot with a shrimp from the remaining 1/2 pound in the fridge placed on top.
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Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum says
How fun! I should join a supper club just so I could make these! I like that there’s Fontina cheese in this, too! I have been dreaming of Fontina cheese. I’m trying to get my husband to understand why it’s worth the extra… 10 dollars… at the grocery store for some really nice cheese! 🙂
megan @ whatmegansmaking says
wow Julie these look amazing! I’m always looking for good appetizer ideas. Thanks!
Yum- I have a perfect occasion coming up to make these for the starter. Just one question- what is the 1/2 tsp red pepper? The only red pepper in Ireland is a vegetable- is this a hot sauce or dried vegetable maybe?
Mari's Cakes says
Great appetizer, Julie! Definitely something I’ll love to do.
Happy Wednesday 🙂
Laura in Cancun says
Oh my goodness!! Must. Have. Flying.Shrimp.
oh, that looks awesome! It would make any dinner party better, I can think of all kinds of different ways to mix this up! anne
Oh, I LOVE this! And when you said “I’ve got you smiling” I actually did start smiling. It’s a grey day and I feel kinda tired and blah, so thanks for the smile. I can already feel my mood improving!
Your supper club sounds like so much fun. I love using guests as an excuse to pull out the stops and try exciting new recipes. =)
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
Julie, this shrimp appetizer is so impressive! What a creative, simple and delicious idea. I bet your neighbors enjoyed this so much. Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I’m looking forward to exploring your recipes. 🙂
Beverly @ Flamingotoes.com says
This is so great!! I love appetizers – and this one looks super yummy. Thanks so much!
Oh. My. GAWD! I am seriously salivating and trying to find out what I’m going to make these for…because I have to have them soon! These look amazing!
supper clubs are such a fun idea! while i don’t particularly care for shrimp, the mere presence of bacon does indeed have me smiling. 🙂
Anna Johnston says
What a fantastic idea. Supper clubs aren’t as popular in this neck of the woods….. which is a real shame too, I’d love to be part of a supper club, no wonder you look forward to it all month long 🙂 Love the little shrimp parcels.
They look very delicious, beautiful and elegant. Excellent appetizer 🙂
Ma What's For Dinner says
YUMMMMMMMY! I’d eat every single one!
Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds says
How lucky are they to have you in their supper club? Those are lovely. I bet they were so delicious.
A little bit of everything says
I’ve been meaning to join a supper club but couldn’t find a vegetarian one in my area.
Your appetizers look delicious. Love Fontina cheese.
Thanks for sharing Julie
Ahh! So cute! Love them.
5 Star Foodie says
Such scrumptious appetizers! I’m loving the combination of shrimp, bacon and cheese here, so yummy!
That is a beautiful habit. These get togethers make you meet people and enjoy a nice adult dinner. I am sure everyone loved these appetizers. They are mouthwatering!
Apicius' Apprentice says
I wish I could have sat down to this dinner! Looks delicious!! I love shrimp on most things, but this just takes it to a new level with the bacon 😉
Lauren from Lauren's Latest says
Shrimp and bacon? WOW. These look divine!
Nabeel's Cosmos says
Your photo composition is great. It looks like they’re in love.
Sheril Benedict says
I love shrimp ..Julie your dishes are great , photos looks catchy and drives everyones attention.Your website looks neat and clean !!! thx
Tickled Red says
Sign me up! Any day of the week I’ll eat shrimp. Kind of hard not to love them when we sort of swim with them all summer. Yummy recipe 🙂
I make something very similar, but instead of garnishing with shrimp, I dice the shrimp and add it to the mixture. The mixture is also very nice on toast rounds and broiled. Great recipe and beautiful pictures!
donna t says
Just wondering if you can freeze these. Can’t wait to make them. They look very impressive. Thanks for sharing