New York City Rain 3, Saucy Dipper 2 (Shrimp Dip and Jerk Corn Salsa)

Tomorrow my husband and I return to Denver after an extended stay in New York. While I’m sad to leave, I’m also looking forward to having a larger kitchen and windows! The Saucy Dipper is about to get better…

We were lucky to have one last set of visitors here in NYC this past weekend, but unfortunately we had a hiccup in our touristy plans — torrential rains. Walking down New York City streets through wind and rain just might be one of the worst ways to spend a morning.

A drizzle I can handle. Even a short lived down pour is okay. But a few other things I can’t handle. Namely

  1. Sideways rain
  2. Cars that drive by and splash nasty NYC puddles onto my clothes and face
  3. Soaking wet shoes

After traipsing all over the Upper West Side, my friend Nina and I tired of our sopping wet feet and tired of seeing other women proudly wear their rain boots. Desperate times called for desparate measures. We impulse shopped.

rain boots

See how sad I was? This is when I thought Urban Outfitters didn’t have my size. But it turns out they did. Hello cute rain boots!

While waiting for the sales person to return, Nina had a fabulous idea. She said, “Let’s go home, make dip, and drink cocktails!”

Ahhh. It’s nice to know the Saucy Dipper really does have fans. Nina, thanks for being so much fun to hang out with and for chopping the onions! Those suckers really hurt my eyes.

cutting onions

The onion brought a tear to her eyes too. Hence, the glasses.

Not only did the dips brighten up our afternoon, but it also helped me empty out the refrigerator a little more, which is evident by the hodge podge of ingredients here.


Saucy Dipper Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip Recipe

*1 tbsp. butter

*1/3 medium-sized onion, chopped

*2 tsp. pepper

*2 tsp. salt

*1 c. cream cheese (I used reduced fat cream cheese)

*1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded

*1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

*1/2 lb. cooked shrimp, chopped into thirds

Directions: Melt butter in frying pan. Add onions, pepper, and salt to the pan and cook until the onions are soft.  In separate bowl, blend cheeses and Worcestershire sauce. Add onions and shrimp to bowl and mix. Chill for one hour and serve with French bread.

Download the Saucy Dipper Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip Recipe

cream cheese shrimp dip

Saucy Dipper Jerk Corn Salsa Recipe

*5 large tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped

*1 small can of corn

*2/3 medium-sized onion, chopped

*2 tbsp. jerk seasoning

*1 tbsp. salt

*1 tbsp. chili powder

Directions: Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir. Add more seasoning to taste. Chill for one hour and serve with tortilla chips.

Even after deseeding the tomatoes, your salsa can be quite runny. I removed several spoonfuls of juice before serving.

Download the Saucy Dipper Jerk Corn Salsa Recipe

island jerk seasoning

corn jerk salsa

PS – Thanks to my gal pal, Chung, for giving me these home grown tomatoes. Without them, I don’t think the salsa would have turned out so well.

tomatoes for salsa


  1. Thank you for such a great weekend. For the record – sunglasses don’t actually protect your eyes from onions. Tears were definitely flowing. It was a good try though. Next time I’m wearing goggles. I’ll miss you living in NYC but I’m looking forward to making great dip in Denver. Safe travels! I miss moby already!

  2. BTW you forgot to add the picture of a saucy dipper party foul…the broken plate. But as Jason put it… One less item to pack haha!

  3. One last comment… Can you tell I’m bored – 4 hour layover in Baltimore on my way back to San Diego. The tomatoes were really good Chung!

    1. Those tomatoes were really good! The pictures of the broken plate didn’t turn out too well. I’ve kept them, though. Maybe I’ll have a chance to use them in another post.

      1. awwwwww, I missed so much in the past couple weeks! I’m catching up on all my blogs. Yeeeeaaah tomatoes! Those were grown with love from my parents. I am so SO SO glad that you were able to use them 🙂 But I am also horribly sad that you have left NYC. I am very grateful to Katie for introducing us. Looking forward to cooking with you, remotely or in-person, many times in the future!!!!

  4. Yum! Those tomatoes look just heavenly. I wish I was in Denver to welcome you back…I miss Colorado so very much!

    NYC in the rain can be no fun…at least you got some cute boots at the end of the day. Thanks for sharing with us love!

    1. Ah. We would have had so much fun with you here. You and Nina should plan your own dip party for Dipstock! Do it San Diego style…

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