Shrimp Ceviche

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This is a great dish for summer. It''s cool and refreshing and can be made anytime. It''s also an easy to make dish that equals as an impressive appetizer.

"This is a very tasty recipe. The orange and paprika add a lot of great flavor. Personally, I added tomato and cucumber, and I served it in the form of a cocktail with Clamato Cocktail Juice. In addition I I scraped a little lime and orange skin (I don't know the technical term) into the juice to emphasize the flavor. My customer loved it! Thanks for sharing this. :)"

- Vael


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0.5 pound shrimp; (peeled, cleaned, and cut in small pieces)
2 large Limes; (Juice only)
2 large Lemons; (Juice only)
4 tablespoons Bitter Orange juice (Naranja Agria/ Sour Orange)
0.5 large Red Onion; (Slices)
2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
0.5 teaspoon Paprika or Cayenne Pepper; (Optional)
5 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro; Chopped
1 teaspoon Sugar

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



I love this dish and there are many short cuts to making this even easier.

Make sure that the shrimps are peeled and cleaned. Then chop them into smaller chunks. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp. If you are using frozen make sure they are completely defrosted before adding them. (You can do this quickly by soaking them in cold water)

Juice the lemons and limes and add the juice to a large bowl. (You don''t have to use fresh lemons and limes if you can not find them. You can use the containers of just the juice found in the produce section of you local grocer.) Add the bitter orange juice also to the bowl. If you can not find bitter oranges Goya makes a bottle of Bitter Orange Juice that will work as well. If you use the bottle juice use only 3 cap fulls.

Take half of a large Red Onion and slice it so the slices are no longer than an inch and as thin as you can get them.

Add the Kosher Salt, Pepper, Paprika or Cayenne Pepper if you like it spicy, Cilantro, and EVOO.

(If you can not find any fresh Cilantro there are cilantro pastes available that can be used as well.)

Combine all ingredients and make sure that the shrimp is completely submerged in the juices. Let this sit in the the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours. Check after that to make sure the shrimp has turned to it''s beautiful coral color. If some pieces are still raw let it sit longer. I personally like to leave it overnight so that all the juices are settled in and the flavor has completely absorbed.

Serve with Plantain chips or alone in a Martini Glass for decoration.

You can add tomatoes to the bowl as well.

I like to garnish with a few small chunks of Avocado and fresh Cilantro (A Lime or Lemon Wheel will work as well.)


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Shrimp ceviche with added tomato & avocado



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The most addicting thing ever! I add more cilantro, half the salt and on occasion I add cubed white fish like pollock or cod. Then top it with avocado and serve with tortilla chips or table crackers.
leogirl3 1 year ago

Prepared it today!!! Awesome! Highly recommended!
LynettePulgar 2 years ago

Solid ceviche and really easy. Tastes much better after chilling.
michellejumonvillekelley 2 years ago

I loved this recipe! Great after a nice dinner. I added a couple extra tablespoons of sugar to ease the bitterness down.
Gourmet_chef 2 years ago

This turned out great! I added tomatoes and some chilies.
GrillingNetwork 2 years ago

Wrbryan91 2 years ago

Good flavor and perfect amount of heat, but will use 1/2 the salt and pepper next time. I didn't find the bitter orange, so I added fresh squeezed OJ.
Jengerhardt96 3 years ago

I liked it. It was a bit sour with winter fruit in Tennessee. I added a couple teaspoons of sugar to cut the bite but after 24 hours it was still a bit sour but good.
DeCastri 3 years ago

This was really good! Made it as an appetizer for Valentine's Day. Only thing I would change next time is to cut down the salt a little....delicious!
sarahholahan 3 years ago

It was thoroughly enjoyed at a friend's New Year party. Went straight to favorites. I may ease up a little on the red onion next time but it WAS good.
Bigmeskin 3 years ago

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