Shrimp Ceviche

Borrowed Shrimp Salad

If you haven’t noticed, we’re spending a lot of time out on the patio enjoying this wonderful springtime weather.

Today’s recipe is a great appetizer or light lunch and perfect for this time of year as well as summer. It comes from Elise on Simply Recipes and I did not change one thing. I think it is perfect just the way it is. Enjoy!

Shrimp Ceviche
serves 4 to 6

1 pound medium-small shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons salt
3/4 cup limejuice (juice from 4 to 6 limes)
3/4 cup lemon juice (juice from 2 to 3 lemons)
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1 Serrano chile, ribs and seeds removed, minced
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 cucumber, peeled diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 avocado, peeled, seed removed, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
    In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water with the salt to boil. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute to 2 minutes maximum, depending on size of shrimp. (Over-cooking the shrimp will turn it rubbery.) Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and place into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain the shrimp.

    Cut each piece of shrimp in half. Place shrimp in a glass or ceramic bowl. Mix in the lime and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for a half hour.

    Mix in the chopped red onion and Serrano chile. Refrigerate an additional half hour.

    Right before serving, add the cilantro, cucumber, and avocado.


    1. All my favourite in a dish....superb!

    2. Ceviche is so good, especially now that temps are warming up in spring and summer cooking. Other options that I have made besides the shrimp include a scallop ceviche, and even a conch ceviche. All are wonderful.

      Bon appetite!

    3. Shrimp ceviche sounds excellent with serrano chile, love it!

    4. I have been hearing a lot about Ceviche in Peru. Thanks for posting a recipe here!

    5. this sounds perfect with the warmer weather, and the chile and avocado sound like a perfect accompaniment. can't wait to try it!

    6. just the way I love shrimp I love avocado why didnt I think of this! pure perfection!

    7. Your shrimp dishes look mouth watering. By the way, thanks so much for your advice on my BBQ shrimp and what went wrong. I really appreciate it :- )


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