Our Christmas Eve is traditionally laid back and more casual. My dad cooks up a 7 Fishes feast while my mom and I prepare for Christmas Day. The menu on Christmas Eve follows Italian tradition and we have dishes that are mostly centered around fish. My dad makes shrimp, lobster, and clams all different ways. This year I decided to throw a new entry into the ring, a Shrimp Scampi dip. Typically shrimp scampi is garlicky goodness served over linguine. This is a favorite in its own right. However, we already have a pasta dish, “Zuppa Di Clams” being served. This dip is creamy, cheesy, garlicky, and addicting! Make sure to serve it with something that can withstand all the cheese and scoop up that shrimp. I like using New York Style Pita Chips because they pair well with different dips and toppings. They are always crunchy and flavorful and with most New York Style gourmet snacks containing 50% less fat than the leading potato chip, they’re also guilt free. The Pita Chips come in a variety of flavors including Ancient Grains & Flaxseed, Parmesan, Garlic & Herb, and your classic Sea Salt.
This Shrimp Scampi dip with New York Style Pita Chips is a great appetizer to put out while we are all hanging out in the kitchen. The only problem is it’s gone much too soon!
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