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Greek Shrimp Canapes

I grew up by the ocean and then moved to a land-locked state. I wanted to show people in my area how to easily cook seafood, and this is the recipe I came up with. It's become a neighborhood favorite. —Amy Harris, Springville, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 65 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups olive oil
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup Greek seasoning
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients until blended. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into a large bowl. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour remaining marinade in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high, 45 minutes. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade in bowl. Add shrimp to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high until shrimp turn pink, about 20 minutes, stirring once; drain.
  • Cut each cucumber into 1/4-in.-thick slices. Scoop out centers, leaving bottoms intact. Pipe cream cheese onto each cucumber slice; top with shrimp and parsley.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Garnish with fresh mint instead of parsley for a brighter flavor.
  • Instead of plain cream cheese, use your favorite variety of flavored cream cheese.
  • If you're in a rush, skip scooping out the centers of the cucumber slices. While creating a shallow indention is helpful, it is not essential.
  • Health tip: You’ll love how light and fresh this slow-cooked appetizer tastes. Slim it down by using reduced-fat cream cheese.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 canape: 68 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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    • Katy's mom
      Nov 19, 2020

      Why so much oil and lemon juice for just a pound of shrimp? I wouldn't make this as written, although it might have potential with some tweaking. A fast, lower-calorie way to cook raw shrimp is to spread it out on a sheet pan, drizzle with a little olive oil, season according to personal taste, and bake at 400 degrees F. for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and opaque. It doesn't take long, so don't walk away! Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice.