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Blue Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp

 Blue Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp
Cooked shrimp become something more extraordinary when stuffed with blue cheese. The mild flavor has mass appeal.—Amy Dollimount, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole mustard
  • 24 cooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1/3 cup
  • parsley, blue cheese, shallot and mustard. Refrigerate for at least
  • 1 hour.
  • Starting with the tail end of each shrimp, make a deep slit along the
  • deveining line to within 1/4 to 1/2 in. of the bottom. Stuff with
  • cream cheese mixture; press remaining parsley onto cream cheese
  • mixture. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed shrimp equals 43 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 meat.