Sunday, October 2, 2011

What's Cooking? - Shrimp Brains

Aaah Halloween. We love it here in this household. We always have a feast after Trick or Treat. For the next few weeks I'm going to share some of our favorite Halloween recipes.

This is an old recipe, you might remember it from the 80s. But the twist is to put it in a brain shaped mold.  Add some Red Pepper "Bloody Fingers" and Green Olive "Monster Eyes" to pretty it up.


2 cans shrimp, drained and chopped, or 2 cups cooked chopped shrimp
8 oz package cream cheese
1 can tomato soup
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
dash of Tabasco

Melt cream cheese and soup in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add gelatin to cold water and dissolve. Add gelatin mixture to soup mixture. Add shrimp, vegetables and mayonnaise and mix well. Pour into oiled mold. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To unmold, place mold in warm water for a minute. Put your plate on open side of mold and quickly invert. Your "brains" should fall out easily. Serve as a spread with your favorite crackers. For super gross, bloody brains, drizzle a bit of ketchup around the "brain" it won't really affect the taste much, because the mold already contains tomato.


Pili said...

Oooooh, so creepy and awesome!!

Elisa said...

It looks super creepy and it's the perfect color! ha!

Betty Refour said...

thanks for sharing. the ingredients sound good.

jansart said...

Sounds delish - but where in the world did you get a brain shaped jelly mold????


akaCINDERS said...

The recipe is yummy and you can use it any time of year. We do a lot of Halloween shopping. The brain molds can be found in dollar stores, Halloween stores, and craft stores.

vintage eye said...

Isn't that brain from Abby Someone??? ;)

Roxanne Coffelt said...

Yes, it was from Abby Normal!

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