Here in Key West we are very fortunate to have so much fresh seafood available to us. Ceviche is a great way to enjoy really fresh seafood. Here is a recipe that I came up with for my ceviche loving friends. Of course, you can adjust the ingredients and amounts to your taste. For instance, I have a bunch of friends that do not like tomatoes (weird, right!?). In that case, they have made this recipe without the tomatoes and loved it. Just play with it and I am sure that you will come up with your favorite version!
- 1 lb. peeled and deveined fresh Key West pink shrimp and/or fish such as mahi-mahi, snapper or grouper, chopped into small pieces
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 jalapeno peppers (seeds removed), diced (optional)
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
- Juice of 5 – 8 lemons or about 1 cup
- Juice from 5 – 8 limes or about 1 cup
- 1 large avocado, diced (optional)
- Add shrimp / fish and fruit juices to a large bowl.
- Toss to insure the equal distribution of the citrus juice as that will be the process that cooks the shrimp / fish.
- Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for approximately 4 hours or until shrimp / fish is not longer translucent.
- Drain the seafood.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients with the shrimp / fish.
This is a delicious, low calorie, and healthy snack or appetizer. Serve with tortilla chips.