25 March 2011


Since my weight loss surgery, I am not able to eat red meat or chicken--so I am always on the look out for recipes that deals with seafood. In my research, I came across this wonderful shrimp ceviche recipe. I cooked this recipe the other night and both Mr G and daughter loved it. I served the ceviche with wheat couscous and a wonderful 5 grained wheat bread.

To learn more about this great dish please click on: Ceviche

1 pound medium-small shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp salt
3/4 cup of lime juice(juice from 4-6 limes)
3/4 cup of lemon juice(juice from 2-3 lemons)
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1serrano 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
* I added mango pieces--added a great flavor to the dish*


1. In a large pot, bring to a boil 4 quarts of water, salted with 2 Tbsp salt. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute to 2 minutes max, 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.

2. Drain the shrimp. Cut each piece of shrimp in half, or into inch-long pieces. Place shrimp in a glass or ceramic bowl. Mix in the lime and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for a half hour.

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

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

Serves 4-6

*Recipe is taken from: Simply Recipes

Hope everyone will have a great week end!

Tracy :)

     *Inspiration for wanting to try this recipe came from Julie and her blog: moments of perfect clarity

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche With Wheat Couscous and Grained Bread


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Sounds delicious!
I practically live on salmon and vegetables myself!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Pamela

Yes, it was very delicious. I love salmon, but I do not cook this wonderful fish much. May have to start eating it more.

Tracy :)

julochka said...

it looks yummy! and it reminds me that i haven't made it in ages. i think the original idea came from a mexican restaurant in cedar rapids, where my sister often has a similar dish and she described it to me once, so i tried to make it. tho' i originally made it for a christmas party, it seems like food that should be eaten outdoors on a warm summer evening, doesn't it?