Wasabi Cream Dip with Shrimp {Secret Recipe Club}

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 22, 2015

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Even though it is still February, I’m thinking ahead to St. Patrick’s Day, which is one of the most fun holidays, isn’t it?

It’s an excuse to eat potatoes, drink green beer, and even color Chicago’s river green.

And let’s not forget rainbows. It’s all about the rainbow food.

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This year, for me, it’s also about the green Wasabi Dip, the most lively thing you ever dipped your shrimp into. Wasabi Cream Dip with Shrimp | Wasabi Yogurt Dip Recipe | ShockinglyDelicious.com

Wasabi Cream Dip with Shrimp

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A bracing whiff of wasabi flavors a simple yougrt dip for a perfect pairing with cooked shrimp. It's also good with cut vegetables, or spread on a sandwich.


  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 10-12 ounces cooked peeled shrimp with tails on (frozen, then thawed is fine)


  1. In a bowl, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise and wasabi paste. Taste and add more wasabi if you like it hotter. For a family gathering, start with this amount before you add more -- not everyone wants their sinuses cleared out with the appetizer.
  2. Serve with cooked shrimp arranged prettily around it.
  3. Serves 4.


Recipe source: adapted from Feed Me Seymour


I was delighted to get the inspiration for this recipe from the blog Feed Me Seymour, penned by Kim Cooper, the daughter of a pastry chef who has learned her way around the kitchen. I totally agree when she says, “Food should be achievable for any skill level…you shouldn’t need a culinary degree to make a tasty meal for your family.” She and I are also Sunday Supper cooks together, so we share a goal of getting families to eat around the table as often as possible.

I was assigned her blog as part of Secret Recipe Club, a sort of secret-Santa project for food bloggers. We are to quietly explore and cook for a month from this secret blog, and today is our reveal day of the recipe we have chosen to present.

Was I tempted by her Espresso Waffles with Coffee Cream? Oh yes.

But since I’m on a St. Patrick’s Day kick, her Irish Potatoes candy intrigued me. They look like dirt-covered spuds, but are oh, so sweet. And who could resist her Copycat Shamrock Shake?

But the wasabi dip won out, and I’m glad it did. It was a huge hit for my family!

Wasabi Cream Dip with Shrimp | Wasabi Yogurt Dip Recipe | ShockinglyDelicious.comThanks, Kim, for lots of inspiration this month, and for the delicious ideas.

Meanwhile, browse the photo array below to see what else the Secret Recipe Club cooked up this month.

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Dona June 30, 2016 at 1:27 pm

wow, I have to try this!


irine September 28, 2015 at 9:35 pm

looks fantastic


sue|theviewfromgreatisland February 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Oh wow, that wasabi cream dip is calling to me!!!


Dorothy Reinhold February 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Oh yes it is, Sue! Submit!


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere February 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

Move over cocktail sauce, this is what I will be dipping my shrimp in from now on!


Dorothy Reinhold February 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Absolutely! This is THE BEST!


nicole @ i am a honey bee February 24, 2015 at 4:50 am

Nice change up from the normal cocktail sauce!
Great pick!


Dorothy Reinhold February 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

It really is! It kinda puts the red sauce to shame.


Maureen | Orgasmic Chef February 23, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Oh yum! My brain is racing to see what else I could poke in that wasabi cream dip along with the shrimp!


Dorothy Reinhold February 24, 2015 at 9:10 am

I think it would be GREAT dolloped on lots of different sauteed fish (salmon? tuna?)!


Camilla @ Culinary Adventures February 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm

This look positively amazing! I don’t think I can wait till St. Patty’s Day. I’ll be making this soon.


Dorothy Reinhold February 24, 2015 at 9:10 am

No reason a’tall to wait!


Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel February 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Wasabi goes so well with seafood. I bet its amazing on those shrimp! Yummy!!


Dorothy Reinhold February 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

It does! It made those shrimp stand up straight and salute!


The Wimpy Vegetarian February 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

I would love this dip!! Pinning it to make it! Happy Reveal Day to you 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

Thanks Susan! I’mn sure you will like it!


Lynsey @ Lynsey Lou's February 23, 2015 at 9:54 am

This wasabi cream dip sounds delicious. A great change from traditional cocktail sauce. I love the kick wasabi adds, and I’m sure it’s an amazing dip for shrimp! Can’t wait to try this!


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 11:36 am

So, SO much better than the usual cocktail sauce.


Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm February 23, 2015 at 6:25 am

What a wonderful change from the ordinary old cocktail sauce.


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

It really is! You can make it exactly as hot as you like (or not), and it was really good!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy February 23, 2015 at 6:06 am

Holy yum! I’ll have to make this for my next appetizer party!


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

Oh yes, Debbi. You’ll be popular!


Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook February 23, 2015 at 5:54 am

Can you find wasabi paste in the grocery store? This dip sounds like a great twist to the classic and ever popular shrimp cocktail.


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 8:12 am

My grocery stores have sushi bars near the deli, and they sell it there in little cups. You can also find powdered wasabi in specialty markets (or Amazon) and add water to make your own paste. OR, another idea is to go to a sushi bar in your area and ask to buy a little container of it. You only need about 1 tablespoon. In the grocery, this costs me less than $1.


Sally Newton February 23, 2015 at 5:37 am

I love wasabi and confess to sometimes adding just a little too much to my sushi and ending up in tears… tears of joy, of course!

great photo of your shrimp cocktail….


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 8:12 am

I’m like you, Sally. Sometimes I get too enthusiastic with the wasabi on my sushi and it makes me shudder, it’s so hot! Kind of a thrill, honestly. 🙂


Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) February 23, 2015 at 4:50 am

I am so, so, so excited you made this dip!!! It really is one of my most favorites, and most sentimental. Isn’t it insane with shrimp?!? I swear, I won’t eat them any other way now.


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 4:53 am

There is no reason to eat them with that red cocktail sauce. This is FAR superior! It’s such a simple and clever idea! So glad you thunk it up. Your blog was so fun to explore this month. I won’t wait for another SRC assignment to visit. 🙂


Rebekah Rose Hills February 23, 2015 at 4:42 am

That looks wonderful! What a perfect shrimp (or veggie) dip!


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 4:54 am

Yep, you’re right. Vegetable dippers are great with this, as well.


Emily @ Life on Food February 23, 2015 at 3:45 am

I love shrimp cocktail and this is certainly a new spin on it. The dip sounds amazing. I love a good wasabi kick. I will have to try this soon. Happy Reveal Day!!


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 4:54 am

If you love wasabi, this is for YOU!


Karen February 23, 2015 at 2:59 am

A FABULOUS looking recipe Dorothy! Great SRC pick and as a seafood lover, it has my name all over it!


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 4:55 am

You MUST try this one then. Thanks for the compliment! And I really enjoyed exploring your blog this month — it is a treasure!


Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories February 22, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Oooh! That sounds so good! Your mention of the Chicago river brings back memories of being in that city on St. Patrick’s day. So much fun.


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 4:57 am

We just happened to be there on that day, and it was one of those peak life moments! That river was soooooooo green!


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