Shrimp-Stuffed Celery Recipe

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My family is proud to produce celery on the beautiful island of Maui. As you can guess, we take a lot of "ribbing" for working so hard in a tropical paradise. This appealing appetizer has a creamy filling that blends nicely with crunchy, fresh celery.—Shirley Watanabe, Kula, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch celery, separated into ribs
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4 ounces) tiny shrimp, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon each finely chopped onion, green pepper and pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 to 2 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 64 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut celery ribs into 2-in. pieces. Finely chop one piece; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients and reserved chopped celery. Stuff into celery ribs. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: about 3 dozen appetizers.
Originally published as Shrimp-Stuffed Celery in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 64 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2010

I think it might be better to keep the celery and the stuffing separate until shortly before serving. The celery has so much water in it that I had trouble keeping the finished product dry, even with several layers of paper toweling underneath.

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