Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quick & Easy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

I grew up eating ceviche. Depending on where you live, you may not even know what it is.  Ceviche is commonly seen in Central and South America and more popular in the coastal regions. This seafood dish is typically made from fresh raw fish or shrimp soaked in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime.  It can be served as an appetizer or a main dish. We had it for dinner tonight. It is a refreshing meal great for the end of summer. 

Shrimp Ceviche

The ingredients are pretty simple but have a lot of flavor. For this recipe you can either choose fresh shrimp or frozen. If you choose to buy frozen you will just have to thaw the shrimp before starting.  Don't use warm water. Cold water is fine. It will only take about 10-15 minutes to defrost. If you use warm water the shrimp will start to cook. 

While my shrimp were defrosting, I started chopping up my veggies. I cut up everything except for my avocado. I waited until the very end to mix that in.

Once the shrimp were defrosted I cleaned them out and deveined them. Then I added a whole bunch of freshly squeezed lime juice (enough to evenly coat). You can also do the store bought lime juice but to me it just isn't the same. Then I added the onion and salt and placed mixture in the fridge for about 20 minutes or until evenly cooked. You'll know it's fully cooked when shrimp turns pink.

Once my shrimp was fully cooked I added the remainder of the ingredients. I mixed everything together and let it marinate for a few minutes before serving.

I love making this recipe. Like I said I grew up eating this stuff.  Seafood isn't for everyone but I love it. It is especially great during those hot summer nights. So if it is still hot where you live, give the recipe a try.  Let me know what you think.

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