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Shrimp With Bacon Herb Dip
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Shrimp With Bacon Herb Dip

Shrimp and bacon are savoury partners in this lightened-up creamy appetizer. To keep your washed herbs fresh, wrap them in paper towels and store them in a resealable bag for up to one week.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2013

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 15 minutes
  • Portion size 12


  • 3 slices 3slicesbacon
  • 3 3green oniongreen onions, sliced
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cup2% plain Greek yogurt2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupreduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 2 lb 2lbfrozen cooked large shrimp, thawed
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In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon, turning often, just until crisp, about 5 minutes.

Drain all but 1 tsp fat from pan; cook green onions and garlic, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and softened, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate; let cool. Chop bacon; set aside 1 tbsp for garnish.

Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Add green onion mixture and remaining bacon; stir. Garnish with reserved bacon.

Arrange shrimp on platter; serve with dip.

Additional information :
Change It up

Shrimp With Lemon Herb Dip
Omit bacon. Substitute 1 tsp olive oil for bacon fat. Add 1 tsp grated lemon zest and 1 tsp lemon juice to mayonnaise mixture. Serve with shrimp and/or crudités.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 82 pro 3g total fat 5g sat. fat 2g
carb 6g dietary fibre 0 sugar 1g chol 10mg
sodium 124mg potassium 33mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 3 vit A 3 folate 5
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