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New Year’s Eve Apps: Sensational Seafood Fondue

If you are heading to a house party this New Year’s Eve and are looking for something decadent but simple to take; this easy seafood appetizer fills the bill!

It’s easy because you make it up a day ahead and it really only involves melting cream cheese but it’s decadent enough for New Year’s Eve because it is chock-full of sweet, tender shrimp and crab meat. Win, win!

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Easy Seafood Appetizer | New Year's Eve appetizer | Seafood Fondue | Easy Appetizer

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Sensational Seafood Fondue

Easy Seafood Appetizer | New Year's Eve appetizer | Seafood Fondue | Easy Appetizer

NOTE: Must be prepared a day ahead.

  • 5 8-oz. packages cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2.5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 5-10 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry Vermouth
  • 1 pound cooked, cleaned shrimp, chopped
  • 1 pound crab meat

Melt cream cheese and add all other ingredients except for seafood. Remove from heat. Stir in shrimp and crabmeat. Refrigerate 24 hours. Reheat and serve in a fondue pot or chafing dish with French bread, toast rounds or crackers.

Easy Seafood Appetizer | New Year's Eve appetizer | Seafood Fondue | Easy Appetizer
Melt the cream cheese and seasonings until well blended.
Easy Seafood Appetizer | New Year's Eve appetizer | Seafood Fondue | Easy Appetizer
Add in the tender, delicious crab meat and shrimp!

NOTE: A half batch made more than enough to fill the ceramic dish in my fondue pot. A full recipe would make a lot – think it would fill an entire 9 by 13 chafing dish. Sprinkle paprika on top or add a few whole shrimp for decor!

Easy Seafood Appetizer | New Year's Eve appetizer | Seafood Fondue | Easy Appetizer
Transfer to a fondue pot and voilà …
Easy Seafood Appetizer | New Year's Eve appetizer | Seafood Fondue | Easy Appetizer
Melty, creamy goodness!

Happy New Year to you all! Thanks so much for the support you have given me throughout 2018 – it means more than you will ever know. With love,

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