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Greek Shrimp Canapes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 65 min.

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

I grew up by the ocean and then moved to a landlocked state. I wanted to show people in my area how to easily cook seafood, and this is the recipe I came up with. I think it’s safe to say it has become a neighborhood favorite. —Amy Harris, Springville, Utah
Greek Shrimp Canapes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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