Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cool Summer Ceviche for Two

On hot summer days I love serving cold shrimp ceviche as an appetizer or a light meal.    A few restaurants make a really great ceviche here in OKC, but I enjoy making it fresh and adding lots of shrimp.  I change the recipe a tad here and there depending on what I crave or have on hand.    Last evening I added fresh pineapple for a sweet compliment to the
tomatoes and lime.  You can also add mango instead, my market was out so I substituted the pineapple.


 I thawed some frozen precooked shrimp and chopped up my favorite fresh veggies for a homemade salsa.   The colors are as pretty as the taste.


I layered half of an avocado in the bottom of the glass and then a generous portion of the ceviche~a cool and refreshing dinner after working in the hot summer sun.  


I love serving ceviche in a pretty glass and then placed on plates...  
onto a woven tray and out to the patio for
an easy dinner.     




Recipe:

Summer Shrimp Ceviche

1 lb of cooked and  cleaned shrimp
4 small tomotoes diced or a small container of cherry tomotes quartered
1/2-1 c fresh pineapple diced (optional)
garlic salt to taste
ground pepper to taste
1/2 orange sweet pepper diced
1 bunch of cilantro finely chopped
1 small vidalia onion finely chopped
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. lime juice
1 small seeded jalepeno if desired for heat


Combine, chill and let marinate 
for a least 30 minutes.
Serve over a bed of lettuce as a first course salad  or
in a large margarita glass over diced avocado as an appetizer  or even a light summer meal.  Serve with tortilla chips.

I'm linking with Foodie Friday this week.

Enjoy!

 

7 comments:

  1. Hi Sonia, This looks and sounds wonderful. I am hosting a small luncheon soon and this sounds like the perfect dish. Thanks for sharing.
    xo, Sherry

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  2. Sonia this sounds soooo yummmy! We just love shrimp dishes. Thank you for posting this recipe. I'll try it soon.

    Have a good day!
    ~Melissa :)

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  3. Thats almost too pretty to eat but if i was there i sure would.. Thank you for the recipe.

    Sonny

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  5. I think I am going to have some tonight, this is a great summer treat.

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