Corn Salsa Shooters with Shrimp

Get New Recipes Straight to Your Email!

* indicates required

Corn salsa and spicy cocktail sauce make a bed for Jumbo shrimp to rest on in this yummi appetizer that’s easy to make and fun to eat!

Today is the final day of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps.  It’s been a week of food, fun, and giveaways! If you missed any of our posts, you can catch up with everything HERE.

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters from ItsYummi.com - A tasty, slightly spicy appetizer using fresh sweet corn.

One of my very favorite summer foods is a freshly roasted ear of sweet corn.

Last year, I used it to make cheesy corn cakes and roasted corn salad.

Sweet corn hasn’t come into season yet this year, so I used a bag of thawed (from frozen) corn niblets for today’s recipe.  Doing so makes it possible to enjoy these shrimp and corn salsa shooters ANY time of year.  How perfect is that?!

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters from ItsYummi.com - A tasty, slightly spicy appetizer using fresh sweet corn.

If you’ve never steamed shrimp before, it’s super important that you know how easy it is to do, but how equally simple it is to over cook them.  To avoid rubbery shrimp (which nobody wants – even the dog won’t eat them), follow these easy steps:

Tips for Steaming Shrimp Like a Pro

  1. Set up an ice bath before you start cooking the shrimp. To do that, fill a large bowl 2/3rds full with ice cubes and then add cold water into the bowl about an inch deep.
  2. Place raw shrimp into a steamer basket and set it over a pan of simmering water. You don’t need a full rolling boil in your pan to cook the shrimp, because that water won’t touch the shrimp anyway. The steam does all of the work, and it only needs 3-4 minutes tops to do that. As soon as the shrimp have turned a pretty shade of pink/white, they’re finished.
  3. After cooking, immediately drain the water and place the shrimp into the ice bath. This will stop the cooking process and keep your shrimp happy and snappy!

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters from ItsYummi.com - A tasty, slightly spicy appetizer using fresh sweet corn.

After making the corn salsa and steaming the shrimp, it’s just a matter of assembling everything into whatever cute mini glassware you have. If you don’t want to mess with glass, just use plastic shot glasses or paper snack cups like the ones I used to hold the pistachios in THIS POST.

These corn salsa shooters are VERY popular, so be sure to make enough for everyone at the party to enjoy them.

0.0 rating

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 3 min

Jumbo shrimp sit on a bed of cocktail sauce and spicy corn salsa. These appetizers will be the hit of your summer parties!

Ingredients

  • 12 large shrimp, peeled, cleaned, and steamed (or grilled)
  • 1 cup cocktail sauce

CORN SALSA

  • 2 cups corn niblets (cooked) (about 4 ears corn on the cob)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced
  • 1 small red onion, diced small
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (or flat leaf parsley), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice

Directions

  1. To a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the corn salsa. Use a spoon to combine well.
  2. Chill in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. To assemble shrimp and corn salsa shooters, place 1-2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce into the bottom of a shot glass or small snack cup. Top with 2 tablespoons of corn salsa and a piece of cooked shrimp.
  4. Serve and enjoy
Loading nutrition data...

Thank you so much for visiting me today!


If you make this recipe, I'd love it if you'd share a photo and/or give your feedback over on my Facebook page, Cooking with Chef Bec!

Before you run off to buy the ingredients to make these shrimp and corn salsa shooters, check out today’s posts from my blogger friends in this great event. Everyone’s worked really hard to make this week a special one, so it would be awesome if you’d please show them how much you’ve enjoyed this week by leaving them a little comment while you’re there. 🙂

Grilled Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate.
Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine.
15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps.
Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.
Favorite Popcorn Balls by Forty Eighteen.
Making Memorial Day a Family Affair by Bits of Ivory.
Sea Breeze Punch by Keep it Simple, Sweetie.
Steak Sandwich Stackers by Lady Behind the Curtain.
Memorial Day Whoopie Pies by The Freshman Cook.
Steak Verde Tacos by Clarks Condensed.
Red, White and Blue Sangria by Love in the Kitchen.
Sriracha Coleslaw by It’s a Keeper.
Lemon Pomegranate Punch by Food Lust People Love.
Peanut Butter Cup S’mores by Little Dairy on the Praire.
Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs by Like Mother, Like Daughter.
Vintage Patriotic Book Craft by We Like to Learn as We Go.

The giveaway that was originally part of this post has since ended. The entry form and giveaway details have been removed from the text of this post.

37 Replies to "Corn Salsa Shooters with Shrimp"

  • Megan @ MegUnprocessed June 30, 2016 (11:45 am)

    I love how colorful this is! So much fun and festive!

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons June 29, 2016 (4:55 pm)

    These look amazing! I love the presentation!

  • Lauren Kelly Nutrition June 28, 2016 (9:37 pm)

    These are so much fun, Becca!

  • Britta January 27, 2015 (12:27 pm)

    Two for two? I couldn’t pass up this amazing party food for our Superbowl Party Food so I added it to our features along with your Hot n Cheesy Spinach Bacon dreaminess. This recipe is also featured this week on Family Fun Fridays! 🙂 Thanks for linking up! Pinned it!!

    • Chef Becca January 29, 2015 (8:04 am)

      Thank you so much for featuring my recipe, Britta!

  • Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Caribbean Rice ~ Its Yummi January 5, 2015 (9:16 pm)

    […] I like spice, but naked grilled shrimp has never been a bad thing in my book, either. You might also enjoy my recipe for shrimp and corn salsa shooters. […]

  • Quick 'n Easy Southern Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe October 11, 2014 (4:30 am)

    […] in for holiday decorations this year, I plan to buy everything I need to put together more of my shrimp and corn salsa shooters appetizer for our tree decorating […]

  • Megan May 29, 2014 (10:07 pm)

    These look awesome!! My kids will love these!

  • Peanut Butter Cup S'mores #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 - Little Dairy On the Prairie May 26, 2014 (12:25 am)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • Christina @ It's a Keeper May 22, 2014 (9:04 am)

    These look so fresh and festive! I’m going to make some for our Memorial Day party!

    • Chef Becca May 26, 2014 (3:40 am)

      I hope you enjoy them, Christina! There isn’t enough shrimp in the world to fulfill my every whim to eat it 😉

  • Geoff May 21, 2014 (3:25 am)

    Beautiful fresh shrimp with corn and cocktail sauce, what could be better? I’m going to have to give the jalapenos a miss though -way to hot for my taste.

    For dessert I was thinking of a delicious plate of homemade chocolate brownies.
    Beautiful sweet shrimp followed by wonderfully moist brownies – a match made in heaven, I think.

    • Chef Becca May 21, 2014 (6:42 am)

      Thanks for stopping by, Geoff! I agree with you…your brownies for dessert would make a perfect match!

  • 15 Barbecue Favorites with $160 Amazon Giftcard Giveway - Day 7 #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 - Summer Scraps May 19, 2014 (8:12 am)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • David @ Spiced May 18, 2014 (6:58 pm)

    Becca! This is a totally fun idea…and perfect for a summer cocktail party. I just noticed that my local supermarket has corn super cheap this week…I should grab some shrimp and make these shooters! Fun idea!!

  • Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs - Like Mother Like Daughter May 18, 2014 (10:02 am)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • Lisa @ Cooking with Curls May 17, 2014 (11:23 pm)

    I would love to say that I look forward to grilling every Memorial Day, but it is guaranteed to rain in Iowa every stinkin’ year. 😉 That’s my new tradition, sitting and watching the backyard flood, lol

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (11:26 pm)

      Oh girlyfriend, I feel your pain! That’s how it is every year on Easter here. A flipping deluge of water down the street!

  • Lisa @ Cooking with Curls May 17, 2014 (11:11 pm)

    Those are so adorable and fancy at the same time!! I love the glasses. 🙂

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (11:25 pm)

      Thanks, Lisa!
      I scored those little glasses at a garage sale for 10 cents a piece. I was wishing she had about 12 more of them, but I took what I could get! 🙂

  • Deb Harrington May 17, 2014 (4:12 pm)

    The Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters “LOOK” soooo yummi (sorry, couldn’t resist) 😉 Love, love, love shrimp, corn and salsa. You’ve solved my dinner dilemma, thank you for that and the generous opportunity. Have a beautiest weekend 🙂

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (4:30 pm)

      Haha! I love your enthusiasm for these shooters, Deb!

  • Michele nicastro May 17, 2014 (3:08 pm)

    We love to BBQ! And the

  • Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce #KickOfftoSummerWeek2014 - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks May 17, 2014 (1:26 pm)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • Salsa Verde Steak Baked Tacos May 17, 2014 (1:09 pm)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • Steak Sandwich Stackers #KivkOffToSummerWeek2014 - Lady Behind the Curtain May 17, 2014 (12:26 pm)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • Betsy Barnes May 17, 2014 (11:11 am)

    My favorite activity over the Memorial Day weekend is watching the Coca-Cola 500 Nascar race. When my son was younger, we used to attend this race, camping and cooking out, it was my son’s favorite weekend! Now, we have a cook out and invited a few friends to watch the race. 🙂

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (11:35 am)

      We LOVE Nascar at my house, Betsy! That sounds like such a fun weekend!

      • Betsy Barnes May 17, 2014 (12:10 pm)

        Just wanted to let you know, the “Follow We Like to Learn as We Go on Instagram” entry doesn’t link properly. 🙂

        • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (1:13 pm)

          Thanks for letting me know, Betsy! I’ve notified the event organizer so it can be fixed.

  • Laura Phillips May 17, 2014 (10:06 am)

    We like to relax at home and cook out with our girls. This year, our youngest daughter’s birthday falls on Memorial Day, so I hear that our menu is going to include sushi (without “that yucky caviar stuff on top” 😉 )and birthday cake.

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (10:37 am)

      I just shouted “AMEN” when you said you were going to leave the “yucky caviar stuff” off the top of your sushi, Laura! That’s exactly how I feel about it 🙂
      Happy birthday to your daughter!

  • Making Memorial Day a Family Affair – #kickofftosummerweek2014 – Bits of Ivory May 17, 2014 (9:33 am)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • Grilled Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops {Day 6} #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 #Giveaway - From Gate to Plate May 17, 2014 (9:23 am)

    […] Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi 15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by […]

  • Karen @BakingInATornado May 17, 2014 (8:43 am)

    I’m from the East Coast so I’ve steamed shrimp before and just love it. Your presentation is so unique, really makes for an impressive appetizer.

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (10:08 am)

      I know it’s not the most conventional or convenient way to have shrimp, but for a cocktail party or outdoor event, I thought it would be a fun way to try them 🙂

  • Jen May 17, 2014 (8:19 am)

    I love grilling!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

1.2K Shares
Buffer7
Pin1.0K
Share28
Yum45
Stumble96
Tweet