Real Smooth Shrimp Butter

2½ C Water
3/4 lb Unpeeled med-size fresh shrimp
1/2 C Butter, softened
1 lg Hard-cooked egg, coarsely chopped
1 (3 oz) pkg Cream cheese, softened
1/4 C Coarsely chopped onion
1/4 C Mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper

1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 clove Garlic

1. Bring water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain well; rinse with cold water. Chill. Peel, devein, and coarsely chop shrimp.
2. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add shrimp, butter and remaining ingredients. Process until smooth, scraping down sides occasionally.
3. Line a 2-cup mold or bowl with heavy duty plastic wrap, allowing plastic wrap to extend over edges at least 2 inches. Spoon shrimp mixture into mold; cover and chill at least 4 hours.
4. Invert mold onto serving plate. Remove mold, and carefully peel away plastic wrap. Smooth surface with a knife, if necessary. Let stand at room temperature 20 to 30 minutes before serving.
5. Serve with assorted crackers.

Yield: 1-2/3 cups.

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