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Shrimp-Stuffed Celery

 Shrimp-Stuffed Celery
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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

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

Directions

  • Cut celery ribs into 2-in. pieces. Finely chop one piece; set aside.
  • 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.
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.