Cheesy Baked Butterflied Shrimp
These fancy-looking yet super easy-to-make Cheesy Baked Butterflied Shrimp are the perfect party appetizers that will surely impress everyone. They will certainly bring shrimp to another level of deliciousness.
- 100 grams cream cheese
- 2 tablespoon garlic finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon chives finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 pound shrimp
- ½ block quick-melt cheese
- parsley chopped for toppings
In a bowl, add cream cheese, garlic, chives, and salt. Mix well to combine. Transfer to a plastic bag or piping bag and place in the fridge until ready to use.
Cut the whiskers of the shrimp, wash and pat dry.
Butterfly the Shrimp: Using kitchen scissors, cut though the length of the shell along the back from the opening next to the head up to the tail. Remove the vein using a toothpick or the tip of the knife. Slice the meat at the center to divide it into 2 halves almost all the way through. Open up the shrimp and lay it flat and gently press so it stays that way.
Arrange butterflied shrimp on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil on a single layer.
Pipe each shrimp with the cream cheese filling just enough to fill the top. Spread it using the back of a spoon. Add some shred of quick-melt cheese on top.
Bake the shrimp in a preheated oven at 200°C for 7-10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked.
Transfer the shrimp to a serving dish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve while still warm.
Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg