March 06, 2013

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Oh man do I love me some Ceviche. It all started when I visited Frontera Grill, a restaurant by Rick Bayless, winner of Top Chef Masters, in Chicago.

Basically, Ceviche is a Mexican seafood dish where you allow the natural juices of lime "cook" the shrimp (or other white fish) for you.

Here's my favorite recipe, adapted from this one. I've been making it for years.

Shrimp Ceviche
Serves: 3/4 as a meal or more as an appetizer.
Prep time: 5 hours

1lb uncooked shrimp (fresh or frozen). Peeled & deveined.
1 1/2 cup fresh lime juice. (about 6-10 limes)
One small red onion
1 or 2 jalapeƱos, chopped.
1 large firm tomato, diced.
1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped, stems cut off.
2 ripe avocados, sliced into small chunks.

Optional: Tortilla Chips or corn tortillas.

5 hours before you want to serve dinner, squeeze the juice from the limes into a large glass bowl.
Add the diced red onion.
Tear the prepared shrimp into two or three pieces each and add them as well. Make sure the shrimp is pretty much covered by the lime juice.
Cover with foil and refrigerate for 4 hours.

One hour before service, add diced jalapeƱos, tomato, cilantro, and avocado.
Refrigerate one hour more.
Stir & serve!

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Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

I love shrimp ceviche - extra jalapeno for me please :)

Jelli said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks great, Kerrie! I love making/eating ceviche. My husband's Costa Rican grandfather always makes it for me when we go visit. So sweet. I generally add chopped celery to mine & use lemon juice, but since I <3 limes, I'll have to try that! Thanks for sharing.

Cassidy Robinson said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmm, that looks so yummy! And I love it because it's eccentric and not ordinary (like most of the stuff I eat, ha!) Josh likes shrimp, so I think he would be good for it too! Will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing. :)

Alan + Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

I love ceviche! I had never had it until recently, and had no idea that the lime "cooks" the shrimp. Thanks for posting this recipe--I'm definitely going to try it.

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Whoa mama, this looks tasty! I've always wanted to visit Frontera but for now I'll have to settle for buying his salsas at the grocery store... and making this ceviche. :)

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