The beauty of the ceviche is that the fish is marinated in lime juice and in this process, the fish flavor becomes fantastic. In this occasion instead of using fish, we are going to use shrimps but they are also marinated in lime and the flavor that they acquire is unique.
The ceviche also consists of mixing many ingredients and here the same rule is followed. In this ceviche you will see tomato, avocado, cucumber and more ingredients that give lots of freshness and harmony to the ceviche. In few words you will have a type of very interesting salad on your table, that you have taste.
– In Mexico the shrimp ceviche is normally served as entree plate although it can also be enjoyed as main course accompanied of a red rice. And don’t forget to put tortilla chips or crackers garnishing the plate.
About the Recipe
Making ceviche is easy, only the shrimps have to be marinated and then many ingredients are mixed.
This ceviche is prepared with raw shrimps, therefore you will have to buy the freshest shrimps that you can find. Don’t worry you won’t eat raw shrimps they are cooked with lime.
If peeled and deveined shrimps are bought, you will save some steps.
We recommend preparing this ceviche with red onion because it has a more special flavor than the one of the white onion.
The total preparation time is of .
Recipe for 4 portions.
1.1 lbs of Shrimps
10 Limes (10.5 oz)
2 Tomatoes (14.1 oz)
1 Avocado (8.8 oz)
1 Serrano Pepper (.4 oz)
1 Cucumber (11.4 oz)
1/2 Red Onion (2.6 oz)
4 Coriander sprigs (1.4 oz)
Pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon of Salt
1 Food Container with Lid
1 Chopping Board
1 Mixing Spatula
1 Lime Squeezer (optional)
Marinate the Shrimps
Peel 1.1 lbs of shrimps.
Remove the head of the shrimps that were peeled and the vein that is located in the upper back.
Dice the shrimps with the ones you worked. Then pass them to a food container.
Add in the food container, where the shrimps were put:
The juice of 10 Limes.
1/2 tablespoon of Salt.
Mix very well the food container ingredients with a mixing spatula.
Cover the food container, put it in the fridge and leave the shrimps marinating for 45 minutes, so the flavors mix.
While the Shrimps are Ready... Cut
Peel 1 cucumber.
Cut lengthwise the cucumber that was peeled and remove the seeds.
Cut into small chunks the cucumber with the one you worked, put it in a bowl and reserve.
Dice 1 avocado and 2 tomatoes; transfer these ingredients to the bowl and reserve.
Finely chop 1/2 red onion, 1 serrano pepper and 4 coriander sprigs; upon completion pass them to the bowl and reserve.
Prepare the Ceviche
Take from the fridge the food container.
Transfer from the food container to the bowl the shrimps that were marinated, without adding all the lime juice just a small quantity.
You will notice that the shrimps had a transparent appearance and through the lime cooking they have turned into a white and pink color.