Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp ceviche is a fresh, zesty dish that's perfect for hot days. It's a mix of raw shrimp cured in lime juice, combined with crunchy veggies like onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers. This dish is not only delicious but also easy to make and great for health.

You don't need a stove or oven, just some fresh ingredients and a fridge. It's a cool, tangy treat that brings a splash of the ocean to your table. Ideal for parties, picnics, or a light meal, this ceviche is sure to impress.

Why This Recipe Works

Simple and Fresh Ingredients: The beauty of shrimp ceviche lies in its simplicity. This recipe uses fresh shrimp, ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and zingy limes. These ingredients are easy to find and pack a punch of flavor. The freshness is key here - it's like a burst of the sea with every bite. Plus, these ingredients are known for their health benefits, making this dish a nutritious choice.

No Cooking Required: One of the best parts about this recipe is that you don't need to cook anything. The lime juice does all the work, 'cooking' the shrimp in its acidity. This means less time in the kitchen and no need for pots, pans, or a hot stove. It's a fantastic option for warm days when you want to keep things cool and simple. Plus, the lack of cooking preserves the natural flavors and nutrients of the ingredients, making it a fresher, more vibrant dish.

Ingredients

Shrimp: Fresh, raw shrimp is the star. Peel and devein them. If unavailable, use pre-cooked shrimp, but the taste differs slightly.

Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice cures the shrimp. Lemon juice can be a substitute, but it's less traditional.

Red Onion: Adds crunch and sharp flavor. Soak in water if you prefer a milder taste. Shallots are a good alternative.

Cilantro: Fresh cilantro gives a herby, fresh touch. If you're not a fan, parsley can be used instead.

Tomatoes: Fresh, ripe tomatoes add sweetness and texture. In off-season, cherry tomatoes can be a good substitute.

Tips

  • Always use fresh shrimp for the best flavor.
  • Cut ingredients uniformly for even marinating.
  • Let it marinate but not too long – shrimp can get tough.
  • Adjust chili as per your heat preference.
  • Serve chilled for a refreshing taste.

How to Serve

Ceviche is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in various ways. Traditionally, it's served as an appetizer or a light Dinner, perfect for hot summer days or as a festive starter. Its refreshing and zesty flavors make it a hit at gatherings.

  • With Corn Chips: Scoop it with corn chips for a delightful snack.
  • In Tacos: Use it as a taco filling for a fresh twist.
  • Over Salad Greens: Serve over a bed of salad greens for a healthy meal.

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Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

"Discover the refreshing flavors of shrimp ceviche with this easy recipe. Perfect for appetizers or a light meal, served chilled."
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: lime juice, shrimps
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 ripe tomatoes diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Avocado diced (optional)
  • Cucumber diced (optional)

Instructions

  • Chop shrimp into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl.
  • Pour lime juice over shrimp, ensuring it's fully covered. Let it sit for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Once shrimp turns pink and opaque, add red onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeño.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with avocado and cucumber if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal Carbohydrates: 26g Protein: 4g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g Sodium: 25mg Potassium: 923mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 12g Vitamin A: 3341IU Vitamin C: 95mg Calcium: 67mg Iron: 1mg

Notes

Always use fresh shrimp for the best flavor.
• Cut ingredients uniformly for even marinating.
• Let it marinate but not too long – shrimp can get tough.
• Adjust chili as per your heat preference.
• Serve chilled for a refreshing taste.
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