Cheesy Stuffed Shrimp with Bacon is a Great Appetizer!! or just a little snacky snack!
4 oz. of cream cheese, softened(you can zap it for about 10 sec, stir and then zap another 10 sec and stir, you want it soft, not runny)
4 tsp horseradish
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated~please use fresh Parmesan Cheese, it’s so much better!
I use a microplane grater to grate the hard cheese. It’s real easy! You can get one here!
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked. You can buy shrimp already cooked, it’s pink, or cook it yourself; the uncooked are gray. If it says 40-60 or 90-100 on the bag, that means there are that many pieces per pound. The lower the number, the bigger the shrimp. You want to get the bigger ones so you can put filling in them. And if you are going to cook them, please don’t overcook!! They will get rubbery!! Shrimp cooks in about 4 minutes! Real FAST!! (add a little salt and pepper in a little bit of olive oil to saute)
Put the cream cheese into a small mixing bowl.
Then add the horseradish and Parmesan cheese and mix it up until it’s blended and smooth.
Put the mixture into a little sandwich sized baggie and cut one corner out of the bag. (Just a little snip at the corner.)
Cut the shrimp along the outside curve about 2/3 through the shrimp. Don’t cut all the way through, you are going to fill these.
Squeeze the cream cheese mixture into each of the shrimp being careful not to overfill.
Put the little stuffed shrimps on a plate and put them in the fridge for a bit. (At least 30 minutes)
Add cocktail sauce on the side for dipping.