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If you’re having friends over to watch the big game, then you’re going to need some party food. Make these Hot & Spicy Shrimp Bites and watch how fast they disappear!
Are you ready for some football because I sure am! Even though my fantasy football team totally let me down this year, I’m not letting it get to me. The Big Game is coming up and I’m super excited. I love getting together to hang out with friends, especially ones that I don’t see very often. I’m always busy driving kids around or running errands so it’s nice to be able to just chill with some football, friends and food!
It’s always a blast and I’m not sure what I love the most, watching the funny commercials or crossing my fingers in hopes that my squares hold the winning numbers. Then there’s the food! I love party food and could live off appetizers alone (okay, maybe I’d need a little wine to go with them). I used to be the one that always brought cheese and crackers to a party but over the last few years, appetizers have become one of my favorite things to make. Now I’ve come up with a new delicious party food that I know is going to be a hit.
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Have you tried El Yucateco® sauces? I picked up El Yucateco® Red Chili Habanero from Walmart to make one of my new favorite party foods, Hot & Spicy Shrimp Bites. El Yucateco® is the #1 choice for authentic habanero hot sauce and the Red Habanero packs the perfect amount of heat. It has more punch than your traditional hot sauce but because there’s less vinegar, you can really taste the flavor of the peppers. It’s perfect for my hubby’s Bloody Marys and I also can’t wait to use it for some hot wings next time.
I also picked up the El Yucateco® Black Label Reserve while I was there, just to have on hand for future recipes. It has more of a smokey flavor, which I really want to try. I love the convenience of these mini bottles because a little spice goes a long way. Plus, they’re easy to throw in the cooler, or even your pocket, so you can bring them to cookouts or tailgating parties.
To make these awesome shrimp bites for your own party, start by mixing El Yucateco® Red Chili Habanero, olive oil and garlic. Next, throw your shrimp in the mix to marinate for at least an hour.
Take an 8 oz block of cheese and slice it into 24 pieces.
Sprinkle a little flour on a cutting board, then unroll your crescent dough sheet. Cut 1/2 once lengthwise and cut each of those pieces into 12 strips so that you have 24 crescent pieces total.
Place a shrimp in the middle of a crescent piece, add a slice of cheese, then wrap the dough around it.
Bake at 375° for 16-20 minutes, until the crescent dough is a golden brown. While the bites are cooking, combine the ranch dressing and Red Chile Habenero in a small bowl and cut a couple scallions for garnish. When shrimp bites are fully cooked, remove from oven, drizzle with ranch sauce and top with scallions. Serve hot and enjoy!
- 24 medium to large shrimp
- 2 tbsp El Yucateco Red Chile Habanero
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 8 oz block of pepper jack cheese
- 1 crescent dough sheet
- 3 tbsp ranch dressing
- sliced scallions for garnish
- Combine 3 tbsp Chile Habanero, olive oil and garlic.
- Add shrimp and marinate for at least 1 hour
- Preheat oven to 375
- Cut cheese into 24 long slices that are just long enough to cover the shrimp
- Unroll crescent dough sheet and cut ½ lengthwise
- Cut each of those into 12 strips so that you have a total of 24
- Place one shrimp in the middle of a crescent strip and add a cheese slice on top
- Wrap the crescent strip around the shrimp, making sure to cover as much as you can so the cheese stays put while cooking
- Cook for 16-20 minutes, until crescent turns a golden brown
- Mix the remaining 2 tblsp of Chili Habanero with 3 tbsp ranch dressing while the shrimp bites are cooking
- When the shrimp bites are finished, drizzle ranch mixture over them, then top with sliced scallions.
- Serve hot
What are your favorite spicy foods? Do you go easy on the hot sauce or do you believe the spicier the better?