Shrimp Ceviche


4lbs shrimp, peeled and diced
10 Lemons, squeezed
5 limes, squeezed
3 large Tomatoes, diced
2 Onions, diced
1 Cucumber, peeled and diced
Jalapenos (optional)
Garlic, minced (i like to use about 4 pieces)
Cilantro, minced
Avocados, diced

Black pepper
Garlic salt
2 table spoons of Fish sauce (available at any asian market)


I usually peel and chop up the shrimp first. The lemons and limes numbers will vary, but I like to use more lemons than limes. Once the shrimp is cut up and ready, squeeze the lemons and limes into a bowl or Tupperware. Mix the shrimp in the lemon/lime juice (make sure the juices are filled over the tops of the shrimps) and put in the fridge. Let sit for about 2 hours.

Dice the tomatoes, onions, and cucumber and put in a large bowl (add jalapenos if desired). Mince the garlic and cilantro next and place into the diced vegetables bowl.

When the Shrimp is ready (color should be reddish orange to indicate shrimp is cooked), mix it in with the bowls of diced vegetables. Here you can add a little bit more of some freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice. Flavor to taste.
Finally add the diced avocados, I put these in lastly because if you put them in before you mix up the shrimp and vegetables and flavor to taste, then the avocados will get mushy.

From here, I also like to mix in my roasted tomato salsa (in my own little bowl when I am eating the Ceviche) since I love spicy food. Recipe follows below:

10 large or roman tomatoes
15 Jalapeno peppers
10 Serrano peppers
5-10 Habanero peppers
4 pieces whole garlic

Garlic salt
2 table spoons fish sauce

Cut up the tomatoes in half, place on a baking sheet and broil on high heat until browned.

Cut up the Jalapenos, Serrano and Habanero peppers and place on a baking sheet. Peel the garlic and also place on baking sheet, broil on low heat until browned.

Place the tomatoes in a blender and blend until smooth. Put the blended tomatoes in a bowl or Tupperware.

Next blend the peppers and garlic together until smooth and add to the bowl of blended tomatoes. Here you can choose to add as much blended peppers you want. You don't have to necessarily use as many peppers as I do. Go by taste. Finally, flavor with salt, garlic salt and fish sauce to taste.