Here is a fabulous warm appetizer that is very easy to prepare and is sure to wow your guests!

I found this recipe in a magazine and it looked so good. I made it yesterday for a cocktail party here in our building. Who knew it would be so easy and draw so many compliments. This recipe calls for shrimp, which I did use. However, in the future I will substitute the shrimp for some other ingredient, just to keep making it different. You will see when you make it and I’m pretty sure you will agree with me. Think about it …. hot Italian Sausage, or asparagus, or chopped chorizo. The possibilities are endless, and that’s why I’m saying this is one recipe you need to try now and hang onto for your own creative substitutes. Here is the recipe as it was printed.

Ingredients:

  • 1  12-oz can refrigerator biscuits (I used flaky style which I’d highly recommend)
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese-shredded
  • 1 scallion, chopped very small
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 pound baby shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 1/2 tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Cooking spray for coating muffin pan

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat miniature muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Remove the biscuits from the wrapped container. Slice each biscuit into 6 sections. Using your fingers, press each cut section into a muffin cup. Press it into the bottom and up the sides, as close to the top of the muffin cup as possible.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the cheese, scallion, mayonnaise and dill. Add shrimp and mix to fully incorporate.
  4. Place 1 tsp of shrimp mixture on top of each biscuit in the muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the puffs are golden brown and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Note: It’s important to press the dough as high as you can into the muffin cup. Leaving it low will create a very “bread-like” bottom to the puff – still good but not the intended way it was intended. I also added a shake or two of Cayenne pepper to the mixture to add some kick. These puffs can handle some more spices, so be creative. The next time I make these I will add some minced Jalapeno and some garlic. These were so good friends at the party kept apologizing to me for eating so many!