Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Ed Berg


An easy to make shrimp dish with lots of flavor!

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30 Min
3 Hr


1 qt
salted water
1/2 c
plus 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 lb
unpeeled small shrimp (about 41 to 60)
1/2 medium
white onion, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/3 c
chopped fresh cilantro, plus several sprigs for garnish
1/2 c
1 - 2 Tbsp
vinegary mexican bottled hot sauce (such as tamazula, valentina or buffalo – tabasco works in a pinch)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, preferably extra-virgin (optional, but smoothes out sharpness)
1 c
peeled, diced cucumber or jicama (or 1/2 cup each)
1 small
ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 - 2
jalopenos - finely diced
several slice
lime slices, for garnish
1 pkg
tostadas or tortilla chips or saltine crackers, for serving

How to Make Shrimp Ceviche Recipe


  • 1Cooking and marinating the shrimp:
    Bring 1 quart salted water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of the lime juice. Add shrimp, cover and return to a boil. Immediately remove from heat, set pot lid askew and pour off all liquid. Replace lid and set aside, letting shrimp steam in closed pot for 10 minutes. Spread out shrimp in large glass or stainless steel bowl to cool completely. Peel shrimp (and devein, if desired). Toss shrimp with remaining 1/2 cup lime juice, cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • 2The flavorings:
    In a small strainer, rinse chopped onion under cold water, then shake off excess liquid. Add to shrimp bowl along with chopped cilantro, ketchup, hot sauce, optional olive oil, cucumber and/or jicama and avocado. Mix gently, taste and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon. Cover and refrigerate up to a few hours, or serve immediately.
  • 3Serving the ceviche:
    Spoon the ceviche into sundae glasses, martini glasses or small bowls. Garnish with sprigs of cilantro and slices of lime. Serve with tostadas, tortilla chips or saltines.

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About Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Hashtags: #shrimp, #Ceviche