Best Shrimp Ceviche Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 14 reviews

Shrimp Ceviche is as fresh as the cool summer breeze! It is light, easy, and refreshingly full of seafood goodness, avocado, mango, and a citrus dressing.

With summer just around the corner, here is an amazing appetizer recipe. It will bring you closer to the beach while staying in the comfort of your home! Enjoy it with Jerk Chicken, Homemade Lemonade, and Panna Cotta!

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Easy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Shrimp Ceviche is full of citrus flavors that meld well with seafood. You can serve it as an appetizer, snack, or even as a light meal since it is packed with fruits and vegetables, too.

It is such a simple recipe that you can make at any given time, even when summer is over. The only difficult part would be waiting until you can taste it after you put it in the refrigerator!

As it marinates, the flavors get distributed throughout the dish and the result is phenomenal! And you get to enjoy it with tortilla chips which provide a nice textural contrast to the cool dish.

So, if you are looking for something zesty with a slight kick, then, this is the perfect recipe for you!

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What is the Shrimp Ceviche?

It is shrimp marinated in a combination of citrus, herbs, fruits, vegetables, and seasonings. The technique of “curing” seafood dates to ancient times in various locations around the globe.

And in Peru, the ceviche is their national dish and they even have a holiday for it.

Is the shrimp raw in ceviche?

Yes, it is. But that is for the traditional version. The acid from the citrus, typically lime and lemon, will denature the protein in the seafood to soften it up.

But since consuming the seafood raw raises health concerns, this recipe uses cooked seafood instead.

Can I use frozen shrimp for ceviche?

Yes! While using fresh ones would be preferable, soaking frozen ones in cold water to defrost them completely also works.

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What do you need to make Shrimp Ceviche?

  • seafood: cooked shrimp
  • fruits and vegetables: cucumber, tomatoes, mangoes, avocados, red onions, jalapenos,
  • citrus: lime juice and zest, orange juice
  • herb: cilantro
  • others: salt, tortilla chips

How to make Shrimp Ceviche?

  • Prepare the seafood: Chop half of it and place everything in a bowl. Add in the fruits and vegetables.
  • Add the citrus: Pour the juices and the zest. Season with salt and toss everything.
  • Chill: Cover the bowl and chill for 30 minutes to 8 hours. If you will not consume it in the next 30 minutes, skip adding the avocado. Just add it later right before serving.
  • Serve: Serve with tortilla chips.

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Shrimp Ceviche Variations:

You can apply the technique to other seafood. You can try:

  • white fish
  • flounder
  • scallops
  • octopus

At the same time, you can mix and match other fruits and veggies like:

  • apple
  • corn
  • green onions
  • lettuce
  • sweet potato

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What to serve with Shrimp Ceviche?

Aside from tortilla chips, you can serve it with:

How long does Shrimp Ceviche last?

Make sure to consume it within a day. The avocados oxidize as it sits in the fridge and the cilantro turns the dish bitter.

It is better to make it from scratch each time you want to serve it to ensure freshness.

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Recipe Tips:

  • To cook the seafood, poach it in hot water to kill any lingering bacteria. The citrus will continue “cooking” it as it sits in the fridge. Another way is to steam it partially.
  • When substituting with fish, opt for the freshest, sushi-quality ones.
  • Rinse the red onions in water to tone down the heat.

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5 from 14 reviews
Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds  shrimp  (peeled and cooked)
  • 1  small red onion  (diced)
  • 2  jalapenos  (seeds removed then minced)
  • 1 cup  cucumber  (finely diced)
  • 2 cups  Roma tomatoes  (seeded and diced)
  • 1/2 cup  cilantro leaves  (finely chopped)
  • 2  avocados  (seeded and chopped)
  • 2  large mangos  (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup  lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup  orange juice 
  •  Zest of 1 lime 
  •  Salt to taste 
  •  Tortilla chips  (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Chop half of the cooked shrimp and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add the whole shrimp, red onion, jalapeno, cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro, mango and avocado in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the lime, lime zest and orange juice over the shrimp mixture. Add salt to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight. If you want to refrigerate it for more than 30 minutes, skip adding the avocado as it will get brown.
  5. Serve chilled with tortilla chips.
Calories: 252 Carbohydrates: 18 Protein: 26 Fat: 9 Saturated Fat: 1 Cholesterol: 286 Sodium: 890 Potassium: 651 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 11 Vitamin A: 1266 Vitamin C: 51 Calcium: 190 Iron: 3
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Robin Rue

This sounds like such a great meal. My family is gonna love it.

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Jen

I’ve actually never had ceviche before but this looks tasty! I love shrimp.

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Tasheena

This recipe looks really flavorful. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

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TaraMetBlog

This sounds so fresh and delish. Great for dinner or for a party too. Pinning it!

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Rog Willis

What a fantastic dinner idea! I've heard of ceviche before, but have never had it.

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Amber Myers

Perfect for shrimp fans! My kids and husband enjoy it. I'd eat this without the shrimp!

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Rika

This looks great! I've made shrimp ceviche before, using my friend's recipe. Can't wait to try this.

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Liz

Omg, this is to die for! I have to try it.

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Bohemian Babushka

BB's sooooo gonna make this one! Had forgotten how much Babushka loves ceviche, never realized how easy it was to make. Gracias for the recipe. Oh, and of course it got pinned. ; )

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Chef Dennis

This Shrimp Ceviche looks really delicious and satisfying to eat! I am a fan of seafood and this is just so perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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Paula Schuck

Ooh!!! Citrus and seafood go together amazingly well! Thank you! I’ve always wondered how to make ceviche. I’ll keep the recipe for later,

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Lynndee

That looks delish! We're all fans of seafood over here so I'm going to save your recipe. Thanks!

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Rena

This recipe looks so cool and delicious! I had never heard of this before but I can't wait to try it out.

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Jessica Formicola

I love the addition of mangoes here! Such a nice twist, and the sweetness is perfect!

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heather

This ceviche is delicious! I love the mangos in it, they add so much flavor.

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Kathy

This recipe looks amazing. I love that it's so full of color too. I definitely want to make this soon.

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Kita Bryant

This dish looks so delicious. Shrimp is one of my favorite things to cook with too.

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Lizzie Lau

I could eat ceviche daily, I love it so much. I lived in Mexico, Quintana Roo, for 6 years and they always add some ketchup to their ceviche.

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Swathi

This Shrimp Ceviche looks delicious. perfect salad with shrimp my favorite.

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Shannon Gurnee

I've never made Shrimp Ceviche, but it looks delicious! I would love to try making this sometime.

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Rose Ann Sales

I love how colorful this dish is. I can't wait to try this one..!

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Ana

I'm allergic to shrimp but the recipe looks incredibly delicious and quick to make! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Marysa

What a delicious combination! I love all the fresh veggies you incorporated in this dish.

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