Argentine Shrimp Dip is easy to make and quick to prepare. This is the perfect meal for when you don’t want to spend too much time cooking. This is one of those recipes to add to your cooking repertoire that will make you a skilled entertainer in the eyes of your guests. Maybe you make your own cocktail sauce or have a favorite store bought variety now. This recipe will up your skills and move you beyond the ready made shrimp round.
Shrimp from Argentina
There are several different names for these shrimp depending upon where you purchase them. We’ve seen Argentine, Argentinian, and simply Red Shrimp from Argentina. It might come down to grammar and the use of the word as a noun or adjective. It doesn’t really matter. Whichever name you find, know that we are referring to the wild caught red shrimp off of the coast of Argentina in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Argentine Shrimp Taste Better
Argentine red shrimp are better tasting compared to other shrimp. If you did a side by side comparison to other shrimp you’d find the Argentine to be sweeter and have a better texture. They are even more tasty when dipped in Organic Original Dipping Sauce or a blend of sauce and your favorite mayo. Original Dipping Sauce has an intense pepper, onion, garlic flavor that perfectly compliments shrimp. Create a garlic aioli substitute by learning to make Spicy Mayo. For a slightly more citrusy taste use Organic Citrus Infused Sauce.
Be Entertainment Ready
These shrimp are easily frozen and convenient to have on hand for a light dinner or appetizer when entertaining others. Because our sauces are shelf stable you can always be “entertainment ready” with sauce in the pantry and shrimp in the freezer.
Prep Time: 6 minutes
- 1 pound Argentine shrimp (peeled and deveined. Even better purchase it that way to save yourself time.)
- One jar Citrus Infused Sauce or Original Dipping Sauce – Hot or Medium.
- Fresh lemon
Reducing Fishy Odor in Your Kitchen
If you love the taste of seafood but don’t like the fishy smell in your kitchen this tip is for you. Aside from turning on the fan and opening up the windows or doors you can use a little chemistry to your advantage. Combine in a large bowl 2 cups of water with 1/4 white vinegar. Add your shrimp and let soak for 2-3 minutes. It will knock down the smell. Then, drain and cook as you normally would. Voila, no fishy smell. Use this trick for any seafood when you want to reduce the odor in your kitchen.
- Drop the shrimp into the boiling water, let cook about one minute and then turn off the heat.
- Continue cooking the shrimp, stirring occasionally, until they curl and turn pink, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes for medium shrimp, 3 minutes for large ones.
- Finally, drain and cool to room temperature.
Argentine Shrimp Dip Ideas
Serve Argentine shrimp plated with a generous helping of Citrus Infused Sauce or Original Dipping Sauce – Hot or Medium. You can also serve with Spicy Mayo. Add a wedge of fresh lemon as a garnish and squeeze over shrimp before serving.