I just have to share with you a recipe that I made last night. It’s simple, but with a bit of chopping you’ll have a nice dinner, appy, or snack in about 20-30 minutes top. Perhaps it might show up at your New Years party? Yep, your guests will thank me.
Fresh Shrimp Ceviche
3 cups cooked chopped shrimp.
2 cups chopped cucumber
1.5 cups chopped onion. Red or white is fine.
2 cups of chopped fresh tomato
lots of limes for juicing. I used about 6 key limes.
1 large handful of cilantro chopped super fine.
First step: I cooked up the raw shrimp in a skillet till they were just cooked. Be careful not to over cook the shrimp. After they are all cooked up, I chopped them finely. Place in the fridge to cool. I find visually food looks best when all the components are chopped the same size, but feel free to do as you like, and don’t sweat it. It will all taste the same in the end regardless.
Second step: After the shrimp is cooled a bit, you can now add all of your chopped veggies, cilantro, onions, and this is where you will need lots of lime juice. I used approx. 6 key lines, so use the amount that you want to taste. Authentic ceviches are served with a lot of lime, but make it your own.
Third step: Allow for the mixed up ceviche to sit for a few hours to allow all the flavors to blend in, and then it’s ready to serve with either tacos, tostadas, or however you’d like to eat it. I made it into a meal and served it with retried beans, and rice.