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Looking for something totally freaky and perfect to serve as an appetizer? This seafood brain pate dish is perfect and is definitely a hit with everyone.
This gross Halloween recipe will delight your guests and freak out your mother in law-wink. Its a tasty dish that looks for more complicated that it is. The best part is that you can use a fun brain mold to sculpt the brain so it comes out looking great every time.
Brain Pate Ingredients
- 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
- 1 12 oz can of cream of mushroom soup (concentrate)
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 lb cooked shrimp, chopped in small pieces
- 1/2 lb imitation or real crab meat, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup jarred pimentos (liquid drained)
- 2 Tbsp jalapeno pepper sauce (green or red)
- 2 Tbsp Knox unflavored gelatine dissolved in 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 pound of cubed bread or crackers to serve with dish
In saute pan cook chopped garlic and onion in butter and olive oil until golden and soft. Meanwhile, slowly melt creamed cheese, soup, whole milk, mayo, shrimp and crab meat.
Cook until creamy and seafood is incorporated. Add pimento, pepper sauce and unflavored gelatin with lemon juice. Cook dip until bubbling for about 2 minutes and cool at room temperature.
Once cooled scoop the pate mixture into an oiled mold- you can find one at amazon (below) for around $10. Place in fridge to be chilled. When you are ready to serve, just turn upside on a plate and it should slide out nice and easy leaving you with a perfectly gross but delicious brain pate.
If you don’t have a brain mold you can use a round bread loaf and cut middle from round bread loaf to make a bowl. Place the cooled dip into the bread bowl, add eyes using green olives on the front on the bread bowl and a mouth with a red pepper.
You can also use a small knife to draw some patterns in the pate after it has cooled and place some red dye to give it more of a brain look.
This Brain Mold from Amazon and works perfectly for this dish and many other dishes- great for Jello as well and can be used over and over again to make fantastic Halloween recipes.
Its very inexpensive as well and always makes someone creep out a bit, only to turn into a fan!