When you are trying a new recipe, there are 2 reasons to make a tester... 1) because you want to make sure it really is tasty and 2) you get to eat the tester!!
Here is a yummy appetizer that I serve every holiday...
My mom made this recipe all the time. It's a Shrimp Dip/Shrimp Mold. It contains an unflavored gelatin, so she always placed it in a mold and then turned out on a serving tray in fun shapes for the holidays. Personally, I just serve it in a pretty bowl...I still use the gelatin though, gives it a great texture.
Shrimp Dip Recipeone - 8 ounce package cream cheese
3 tablespoons ketchup
one small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin, added to 1/4 cup water. Mix and let stand until set
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 can tiny shrimp, drained
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the cream cheese and ketchup for one minute. Whisk until blended. Add chopped onion, celery, green pepper, gelatin mixture, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir together. Fold in shrimp at the end, so it doesn't break apart too much.
Pour into serving dish and refrigerate until set...1-2 hours.
If you are serving it as a mold, pour mixture into a mold that has been coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until set, then turn out onto serving platter.
Here are a few pictures for quick reference...
Microwave cream cheese and ketchup for one minute.
Add onions, celery, green peppers, mayonnaise, lemon juice and gelatin mixture...stir.
Fold in shrimp. Ignore that whisk in the picture...use a spoon, the shrimp will get caught in the whisk Lol
Ahh...there's the spoon!!
It really is delicious served with any type of cracker or veggies too!!