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Curried Shrimp Balls
Photographer Jean Allsopp

Curried Shrimp Balls

Bring out the ethnic flavors of India at your next party. Don’t worry about running out, because this recipe makes four dozen scrumptious starters.

1 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
12 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp, cooked
2 green onions, coarsely chopped

1. Combine coconut and curry powder on a baking sheet, and bake at 325° for 5 minutes or until golden. Set aside.

2. Process cream cheese, shrimp, and onions in a food processor until blended.

3. Shape shrimp mixture into 1-inch balls, and roll into coconut mixture. Cover and chill. Makes 4 dozen.

Hosting Help: Avoid serving all your hor d’oeuvres at once. Keep extras in the kitchen for restocking platters when they’re beginning to look bare.

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