Shrimp Ceviche Salad

 Posted by on September 12, 2013
Sep 122013

shrimp ceviche

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During my last week at Target helping train in some new employees I met another person who enjoys cooking just as much as I do and we quickly became friends. One day while we were talking the topic of food blogs came up and of course I had to give myself a shameless plug.

We talked about our styles of cooking, mine focusing more on healthy than a specific region while Basil’s emphasized a fusion of latin and caribbean cooking centered on a paleo lifestyle.

Then he mentioned a cooking contest he’d entered against his friend who had a culinary degree. His friend had challenged him to a cooking contest and Basil choose one of his staples, ceviche. After hearing Basil explain how it was made and the reactions both the judges–who were a group of common friends–and the competing chef I had to ask him for the recipe.

His original recipe calls for fresh raw shrimp, but since my first time making the dish will be for a group of friends as well I chose to use the next freshest option of in-shell pre-cooked shrimp instead.

Thanks for the recipe Basil, keep them coming!


1. Thaw shrimp in cool water, pat dry with paper towels and chop into 1/2 pieces
  • 10-15 shrimp (225g)
2. Transfer to a medium non-reactive bowl (i.e. silicone, glass, ceramic, stainless steel) and juice the lemons, limes, and oranges by halving and squeezing them into the bowl.
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 lime
  • 1 orange
3. Dice cucumber, onion, jalapenos and stir into shrimp mixture and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 1 cucumber (250g)
  • 1/2 red onion (150g)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (50g)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (125g)
4. While the mixture refrigerates, dice avocado, tomato, cilantro and toss with oil in a separate bowl.
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 vine tomato
  • 1 TBSP cilantro (adjust to taste)
  • 1-2 TBSP olive oil
5. Combine mixtures together in the non-reactive bowl and salt to taste. Garnish with salt and pepper if desired.
  •  salt/pepper to taste
6. Enjoy!


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