Ivy and Lace Tea: Shrimp Shells

I’d like to say that everybody loves shrimp but my friend, Lisa, knocks that out of the water. What I can say with certainty though is that this is my number 1 guest favorite recipe.

To save time, buy your shrimp precooked and peeled. I realize you might not have Old Bay where you live; use any crab boil instead. And if you don’t have crab boil, just use paprika to give the shells a little hit of color.

12 jumbo shell macaroni
1 3-oz package cream cheese
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ cup finely shredded Swiss cheese.
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 oz chopped shrimp
¼ cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons onion
Old Bay Seasoning

Cook macaroni shells according to package directions, drain, rinse with cold water and chill. Meanwhile, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and pepper. Stir in shrimp, celery, onion and Swiss cheese. To assemble, spoon shrimp mixture into pasta shells. Sprinkle Old Bay over top. Cover and chill.