Easy Shrimp Appetizers

It doesn't get any easier then this! Anyone can make these Easy Shrimp Appetizers. Kids love to help with them too.


1 tub soft cream cheese 
1 bottle seafood cocktail sauce 
1 can tiny cocktail Shrimp 
1 box Ritz crackers

Spread each cracker with cream cheese. Next, spread a layer of seafood cocktail sauce over the cream cheese. Top each cracker with 2 or 3 Shrimp. Delicious. An easy and attractive shortcut to fixing each cracker individually is to layer the cream cheese, sauce and Shrimp directly onto an attractive serving tray (a round tray is best) and stand up the crackers around the edges. The cream cheese will hold them in place and guests can spread their own crackers. Be sure not to place the crackers to far in advance or they will become soft.

Here is another Easy Shrimp Appetizer recipe for Blackened Shrimp.


1 lb. jumbo shrimp (or 1/4 lb. per person)
Blackening powder
Lemon wedges

Peel shrimp, leaving tail and last joint on. De-vein and butterflythe shrimp. Toss in a bowl with enough melted butter to coat the shrimp. Add blackening powder to taste (the more you add the hotter the shrimp) ! Place a cast iron skillet on your gas grill 10-15 minutes. Toss shrimp in skillet, stirring frequently, 3-5 minutes. Be careful not to over cook. Shrimp are ready when they turn pink-red.

Favorite appetizer recipes that other visitors enjoy:
Shrimp Puff Appetizers
Firecracker Shrimp

For more Easy Shrimp Appetizers Recipes, visit our Shrimp Appetizers Main Page here.