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Salsa Shrimp Melts

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 10 - 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 3 mins
  • Yields 16 to 20 pieces

It doesn't need to be a special occasion, you can turn any after school snack into a fiesta with these tasty bites.

  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 10 - 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 3 mins
  • Yields 16 to 20 pieces

Mozzarella is stretched during the cooking process.


4 oz (125 g) northern shrimp
1/4 cup (60 mL) salsa
16 to 20 crackers or 
baked tortilla chips
1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Canadian Monterey Jack or 
Mozzarella cheese


Drain shrimp, pat dry and cut into small pieces. In a bowl, combine shrimp and salsa. Spoon evenly on top of crackers. Place on a small baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese evenly over shrimp mixture.

Bake in preheated 400 °F (200 °C) oven or toaster oven for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.


A smooth salsa works best for this recipe. Some of the chunky versions may have pieces that are too big to fit on the cracker.

To microwave, place 4 or 5 crackers on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on Medium-High (70 %) power for about 20 seconds or until cheese is melted.

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Mozzarella is stretched during the cooking process.


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Mozzarella is stretched during the cooking process.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 127 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 7 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 0.7 g
Sodium: 280 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 13 % / 138 mg
Vitamin B12: 24 %
Vitamin D: 24 %
Phosphorus: 14 %
Zinc: 10 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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