Shrimp Mousse Canapés

Shrimp Mousse Canapés

Crispy crackers topped with savory shrimp mousse creates a delightful canapé.

Shrimp Mousse Canapés
Yield: 24
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped
  • fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 24 thin, crispy crackers*
  • Garnish: lemon curls
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Remove from heat, and add shrimp and Old Bay Seasoning. Cover, and let stand for 5 minutes to cook shrimp. (Shrimp will be opaque and pink/white when done.) Drain shrimp, and transfer to a bowl filled with ice to cool shrimp. Remove shrimp from ice, and blot dry on paper towels.
  2. In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse shrimp until very finely chopped.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and whipping cream. Beat at high speed with a mixer until smooth. Add shrimp, chives, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper, beating until mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer mixture to a covered container, and refrigerate until cold, approximately 4 hours.
  4. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large open-star tip (Wilton #1M). Pipe onto crackers in a decorative rosette pattern.
  5. Garnish each canapé with a lemon curl, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately.
*We used 34° Natural Crisps.
Make-Ahead Tip: Shrimp mixture can be made a day in advance, placed in a covered container, and refrigerated until needed.

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