A simple summer dinner recipe shared by Oceania Cruises chef, Linda Miller

There’s nothing like fresh seasonal ingredients when crafting a favorite recipe to enjoy during the warm summer months. I grew up in the farmlands of New Jersey, where just-picked sumptuous corn and tomatoes were always at hand. As a child, I had corn on the cob just about daily during the summers and often accompanied it with a tomato “sandwich“ – just bread, slices of ripe, juicy tomatoes, a bit of salt and a dab of mayo. As I got older, I fell in love with seafood, so I landed on a corn, tomato and shrimp dish that I still make and enjoy to this day. Join us on one of our summer cruises and experience The Finest Cuisine at Sea®.

oceania_summer corn and shrimp dinner recipe

Summer Corn, Shrimp & Tomatoes
Serves 4


  • 4 tablespoons butter, preferably clarified butter or ghee
  • 1 pound shrimp, medium to large, peeled and deveined
  • 4 ears of corn, kernels removed from cob with a sharp knife
  • 6 scallions, sliced thin, white & light green part (also slice 2 tablespoons dark green part for garnish)
  • ⅔ pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup cilantro or basil, packed, chopped or sliced thin


  1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter.
  2. Add shrimp and sauté about 1 minute on each side, until a golden pink color but not fully cooked. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
  3. Decrease heat to medium and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  4. Add chopped white/light green scallion and sweat for 30 seconds.
  5. Add corn, stirring frequently, and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes or until corn kernels are softening.
  6. Return the shrimp and its juices to the pan with the scallions and corn and finish cooking the mixture for about 1 minute or until shrimp are fully cooked and corn is softened.
  7. Add cilantro or basil and tomatoes and remove from the heat. Stir, taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Plate and garnish with green chopped scallion.

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