We’re Adam and Joanne from inspiredtaste.net and welcome to our kitchen. We’re showing you how to make fresh, healthy, and delicious shrimp ceviche at home. I love it served as an appetizer or for a light meal.
To start, we need a lot of fresh squeezed citrus juice. I’m using limes and lemon for this recipe, but you can always experiment with a different ratio of citrus or include a little orange for more sweetness.
Fresh juice is what makes ceviche taste best. To get the most juice out of each fruit, we use a citrus reamer — this one didn’t cost us much. Next up, we need some finely minced red onion and since we are adding it raw, we like to “deflame” them with hot water.
Letting the onion sit in hot water for a few seconds takes the raw heat off the onion so it doesn’t overpower the dish. For some crunch we add cucumber — I just chop it into bite size pieces. Don’t forget, as usual the full recipe with extra tips is on Inspired Taste.
We do love some spice from chiles. We use two chiles in the recipe, but remove the seeds first. If you want the ceviche to be spicy, leave some or all the seeds intact. I like them to be finely minced.
For even more fresh flavor, we add cilantro. I just roughly chop it. If you are not a fan leave it out. Before we move on. Don’t forget the deflamed onions from earlier. Traditionally, ceviche is made with raw seafood that’s cooked in citrus juices.
This means it is very important to use fresh caught shrimp. If you don’t have access to fresh shrimp, we have a safer, foolproof option. We gently poach the shrimp first and then add it to the citrus juices and other ingredients to marinate.
We realize this isn’t traditional, but I promise, it still tastes amazing! It only takes a few minutes to do. When cooked, lay the shrimp out on to your cutting board to cool. Then, when they are cool enough to handle, pull off the tails and chop into small pieces.
Remember, if you have access to fresh caught shrimp, you can skip the poaching step. We’ve shared all our tips in the recipe on Inspired Taste. Now it’s time to put everything together. Add the shrimp to the other ingredients and pour over the citrus juices.
Season with a little salt, then toss really really well. Press the shrimp down into the juices and then marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Just before serving, we like to dice an avocado and stir it into the ceviche.
Serve straight away or within a few hours, it really is best enjoyed the day of making it, not that we ever have leftovers! And that’s it, easy, fresh shrimp ceviche. Enjoy! Thanks for watching. If you love this video we have lots more.
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