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Ceviche de Camaron, or Shrimp Ceviche, is one of the easiest and most delicious Mexican recipes ever!
I like to serve it as an appetizer or on tostadas as a main dish. It’s an tasty dinner idea that’s always a big hit.
Very similar to Coctel de Camaron, but this recipe does not include as much liquid. Light, refreshing, and perfect all year long.
- Raw Fresh shrimp
- Diced Roma Tomatoes
- Diced Cucumber
Before you get started, have all the necessary ingredients on hand.
Here, we’re using fresh lime. If you prefer yellow lemon juice, that works too. Or, make it a lot easier on yourself and use bottled lime juice.
This is a basic recipe. You can also add ½ diced red bell pepper. Swap out white onion for red onion, and serrano peppers for jalapenos.
Instead of just lime juice, you can also use a combination of orange juice + lime juice.
- Rinse the raw shrimp in cold water. Remove shells, tails, and devein, if necessary.
- Chop up into small pieces.
- Completely cover with lime juice.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
The practice of curing seafood in a citrus marinade has been done for 100s of years.
Marinating shrimp in citrus juice will kill any harmful bacteria, making the shrimp and any raw fish edible.
You’ll see this also done in recipes like Aguachile Verde. In Bora Bora, Poisson Cru fish marinated in a blend of coconut juice and lime juice.
- To cook, cover the shrimp in water and bring to a boil. Immediately turn off the heat.
- Drain the water.
Warning: Overcooked shrimp becomes rubbery, and no one wants that. Turn off heat immediately after it starts to boil.
This step is completely up to you, but it’s the safest option I cook the shrimp only if I am serving it to others.
People want to see pink shrimp, and marinating shrimp in a tangy lime juice will only make them opaque in color. They don’t turn completely pink unless cooked.
- Gather the rest of the ingredients.
- Add everything to a deep plate, and mix everything together.
- Season with salt and taste for good measure.
Fresh is best, but it’s ok to use frozen shrimp.
If using frozen shrimp, let the mixture marinade overnight to remove any frozen flavor.
Size does NOT matter with ceviche. You will be chopping the shrimp down to an edible size anyways.
Place leftover ceviche in an airtight container along with the marinating juices. Consume right away. Throw away after 2 days.
What to Serve It With?
Typically, this dish is served on a tostada, tortilla chips, or with saltine crackers.
To serve, smear a thin layer of mayo on a tostada. Add the ceviche de camaron and top with a few slices of avocado.
Drizzle with a few drops of your favorite hot sauce and enjoy!
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Shrimp Ceviche (Ceviche de Camarón)
- 1 lb large shrimp
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1 tomato diced
- ½ cucumber diced
- 1 jalapeño finely diced
- ¼ onion diced
- ½ bunch of Cilantro
- Peel and devein the shrimp.
- Wash and rinse the shrimp.
- Chop into 1-inch size pieces.
- Pour 1 cup lime juice over the shrimp. It’s about 10 key limes.
- Cover and refrigerate the shrimp.
- Meanwhile, chop the tomato, cucumber, jalapeño, onion, and cilantro.
- Take shrimp out of the refrigerator.
- Add the tomato, cucumber, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, and salt to the shrimp.
- Mix well.
- Cover again and return to the refrigerator.
- Chill overnight.
- When the shrimp are pink, it is ready.
- Serve and top with avocado.
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I love shrimp ceviche and it’s so great to make it at home now. Looks amazing!
This recipe is the best! Hope you try it
It definitely, looks so delicious and very enticing. The color it gives makes people crave it. The best part is that it’s easy to prepare, loved it!
Glad you enjoyed this Gervin!
Best ceviche recipe!!
That just made my day! Thank you!
I’ve never had this before, but I know I’m going to love it! I can’t wait to make it.
So glad you enjoyed this!
This looks like a great combination of ceviche with the avocado. Sounds like the perfect summer dish!
It is! Hope you try it
I added black papper and ground piquín chilli pepper for a spicier taste.
Sounds amazing! Glad you try it
Delicious beyond belief thank you so much for sharing!
So glad you liked this recipe! It’s a favorite at my house.
I am new to this recipe, but wow does it sound delicious! I love shrimp, so excited to give this recipe a try!
Shrimp ceviche is definitely a delicious and refreshing dish, especially on a hot day. Let me know how it turns out for you!
I agree, I love all of the vibrant colors in this recipe. Sounds like a great option for a meatless meal! Thanks for the recipe share!
The combination of colorful vegetables and fresh shrimp in this ceviche makes it a healthy and delicious meal option. Enjoy!
Wow! This is such a unique recipe! The freshness looks of this dish make it so delicious and very appealing! Thanks for sharing this with us! I’ll definitely make this at home!
It’s definitely a refreshing and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any occasion. I hope you enjoy making it.
Amy Liu Dong
Wow! This is an easy and delicious recipe to make.
I really love it so much!
Glad to hear that you enjoyed this Shrimp Ceviche recipe!