by Olena

Shrimp Ceviche (Video)

by Olena

5 from 1 reviews

Easy Shrimp Ceviche with raw or cooked shrimp that is cool, zesty and refreshing. Dip into with tortilla chips, spread on a tostada or add to tacos.

Easy fresh dips like pineapple salsa, black bean salsa and mango salsa are in our regular summer rotation. Enjoy!

shrimp ceviche in a bowl and chips on a side

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Shrimp ceviche is one of those high end appetizers I never order in a restaurant because it is soooo expensive. Ha, truth be told we barely even go to restaurants except for sushi.

I used to wait all year round for our yearly all-inclusive vacation to Mexico to eat ceviche. No more. Shrimp ceviche recipe is so easy to make at home. Once you get over a fear of “eating raw seafood” you will keep making ceviche all summer long.

And to clarify, you will not eat raw shrimp as lime juice will “cook” it. You can also use cooked shrimp, no problem.

Shrimp ceviche is cool, zesty and refreshing. A must have for summer! Let’s do it!

shrimp ceviche scooped with tortilla chip

What Is Ceviche?

What is ceviche? I will explain in my own words. Ceviche is raw seafood “cooked” in lime juice for a few hours. Then mixed with traditional flavors like jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, avocado, tomato etc.

I can guarantee you there are a million variations of ceviche. Ceviche cocktail with clamato juice, hot sauce and ketchup. With addition of cucumber or mango. And so on.

For today’s shrimp ceviche recipe all you need is shrimp, limes, red onion, tomato, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, salt and pepper.

shrimp, cilantro, limes, tomato ,avocado, red onion, jalapeno

How to Make Ceviche with Raw Shrimp

I buy small peeled, deveined and tails off raw shrimp. The cheapest. You can also add crab and scallops if you happen to have them on hand.

  1. Place 1 lb of shrimp in a bowl and cover with warm tap water. Let thaw for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and give a gentle squeeze.
  3. Cut small shrimp in half lengthwise and large shrimp into 4 long stripes.
  4. Then dice. You want small pieces of shrimp with each bite.
  5. Pour fresh lime juice over diced shrimp in a bowl. Stir.
  6. Refrigerate for 1.5-2 hours or until pink and opaque.

Your shrimp is now “cooked” and ready to be combined with other ingredients.

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How to Make Ceviche with Cooked Shrimp

If you are not “brave” enough to make ceviche with raw shrimp, use cooked. No worries, no judgement here. I was the same until a few weeks ago. Until I saw how perfectly lime juice cooks the shrimp. It was pink after sitting in acid for 1.5 hours!

Many will say ceviche with cooked shrimp is not authentic ceviche but that’s OK. Marinate cooked shrimp in lime juice for only 15 minutes. That’s the only difference.

closeup of shrimp ceviche recipe

How to Juice Limes Properly

OK, friends. You can use a shortcut with cooked shrimp but don’t even think about bottled lime juice. It is not the same taste plus a ton of preservatives. Yikes.

You need 3/4 cup fresh lime juice. That’s about 6-8 large limes depending how fresh, juicy and big your limes are.

To juice limes:

  1. Roll limes on a cutting board pressing with your hand. Helps to release juice from the flesh.
  2. Cut limes in halves.
  3. Squeeze juice using this squeezer. Limes are not lemons. I find lemon rimmer doesn’t work as well.
  4. You should end up with 3/4 cup juice. Discard skins.

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How Long Does Ceviche Last?

After you stir everything together, let ceviche marinate for 15 minutes.

I adjust salt and pepper to taste after taste testing shrimp ceviche with a chip. You have to take into consideration that all tortilla chips have different levels of sodium.

Ceviche will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 2 days.

shrimp ceviche ingredients stirred in a bowl

What to Serve Ceviche With?

With tortilla chips. Our favorite are organic Kirkland tortilla chips. They are lower in sodium and seem to be not as oily. Set out for your guests or family as a dip.

Spread on a tostada. You can even make your own healthy tostada shells at home. So much better than store bought. Essentially tostada is a giant tortilla chip.

In tacos. If you are making fish tacos or any veggie tacos, top with ceviche. Or just make ceviche tacos haha.

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Shrimp Ceviche

5 from 1 reviews

Easy Shrimp Ceviche with raw or cooked shrimp that is cool, zesty and refreshing. Dip into with tortilla chips, spread on a tostada or add to tacos.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook + Chop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw or cooked shrimp (peeled, deveined & tails off)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (6 large limes)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded & diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (I added about 1/2 tsp salt)

Instructions

  1. If using frozen shrimp, add it to a medium bowl and cover with warm tap water. Let thaw for 10 minutes.
  2. In the meanwhile, squeeze juice from limes and add to a large bowl. Please do not use bottled juice.
  3. Drain shrimp and give it a gentle squeeze. Dice it and add to the bowl with lime juice.
  4. Marinate: cooked shrimp for 15 minutes; raw shrimp for 1.5 hours or until opaque and pink. Acid will “cook” the shrimp.
  5. While shrimp is marinating, dice tomato, avocado, red onion, cilantro and jalapeno and add to another bowl. Refrigerate if making ceviche with raw shrimp. I also recommend do dice avocado right before combining shrimp with veggies to avoid brown avocado.
  6. Add vegetables to the bowl with shrimp, stir and add salt and pepper to taste. Remember tortilla chips are salty. So I would salt after the taste test with a chip.
  7. Serve cold with chips, on a tostada and even in tacos.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 2 days. 

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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