When one thinks of seafood dishes, ceviche immediately comes to mind. And today, I present to you a truly extraordinary recipe – Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche. This mouth-watering dish is the perfect fusion of Brazilian and Puerto Rican cuisine, so you can expect a burst of flavors and spices to hit your taste buds.
As a chef specializing in both Brazilian and American cuisine, I have formed a profound love for making shrimp ceviche that’s both easy to prepare and delightful to taste. It’s also a healthy option for those on a balanced diet plan! With fresh lime juice, plum tomatoes, yellow onions and diced jalapeno pepper marinating peeled and deveined medium shrimp, every bite promises to leave you craving for more.
But what makes this particular recipe stand out is the magical touch of Jose, my dear friend who is an experienced Puerto Rican chef. With his contribution, the Jose Shrimp Ceviche has become one that no other can compare to!
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just craving something light and refreshing, Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche will make your palate dance with joy. So put on your aprons and grab the necessary ingredients to dive into this incredible recipe – let’s get cooking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Oh! How I cannot express in words the love I have for this shrimp ceviche recipe. This dish will take your taste buds on a journey through the Gulf coast, Puerto Rico, and Brazil! Being a true seafood lover, I can say with all confidence that this recipe rocks the boat and sails smoothly.
First, let’s talk about the star ingredient – the fresh and juicy shrimp. These peeled and deveined medium-sized shrimps are marinated with fresh lime juice and diced plum tomatoes that give an impeccable balance of sourness and richness. The dish also has red onions, cilantro, celery ribs, and jalapeno pepper which add an extra layer of crunchiness and spiciness to the shrimp ceviche.
Moreover, this recipe is versatile since you can customize it according to your taste buds – Want to add extra heat? Just throw in another jalapeno pepper. Want some more tang? Add a squeeze more of lime juice or orange juice. Trust me; you’ll never get bored of eating Shrimp Ceviche since there are endless variations you can create just from this one recipe!
Lastly, not only is this dish delicious beyond imagination but it’s also healthy! The marinated shrimp is raw which makes it a great source of protein without any added calories or fats. So if you’re looking for healthy appetizer recipes that will still be mouthwatering, then this recipe is definitely for you.
In summary, this Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is a symphony of flavors that is customizable to your preferred taste preferences while maintaining its health benefits. So don’t wait any longer; grab your ingredients and get ready to experience the tastes of several countries with this delightful recipe.
- 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
- 1 cup fresh lime juice (about 10 limes)
- 10 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 avocados
In order to make Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche, we will need a combination of fresh, vibrant ingredients that create the perfect balance of flavor and texture when mixed together. The most important ingredient is, of course, the shrimp! We will use one pound of peeled and deveined medium shrimp as the base for the ceviche. Additionally, we will add a generous amount of freshly squeezed lime juice; about ten plums worth.
To complement the tangy flavors of lime, we will mix in diced plum tomatoes and yellow onions. They add a subtle sweetness and crunch to balance the sourness of lime juice. We’ll bring a bit of heat to this mix with minced jalapeno peppers that provide just enough spiciness without overpowering other flavors.
Finally, we’ll add two celery ribs that create the refreshing snap and crunch in every bite along with freshly chopped cilantro leaves which truly lend a unique flavor to this dish. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
It all comes together perfectly in Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche recipe!
The Recipe How-To
Step One: Preparing the Shrimp
To start off our José Shrimp Ceviche recipe, we need to have 1 pound of peeled and deveined medium shrimp ready. You can either peel and devein the shrimp yourself or purchase them prepped from your local seafood vendor.
Step Two: Cooking the Shrimp in Lime Juice
In a large bowl, add the peeled and deveined medium shrimp and 1 cup of fresh lime juice. Mix well and let sit for 10-15 minutes until the shrimp turns pink and slightly opaque. The lime juice will help cook and flavor the shrimp.
Step Three: Mixing the Ingredients
Add 10 diced plum tomatoes, 1 large diced yellow onion, 1 diced jalapeno pepper (seeded if you prefer milder heat), and 2 diced celery ribs to the cooked shrimp mixture.
Step Four: Adding Fresh Cilantro, Salt, and Pepper
Add in a handful of freshly chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step Five: Let it Marinate
Mix all of the ingredients well and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Step Six: Adding Chopped Avocado Before Serving
Before serving, chop up some avocados and add them to top off this delicious dish. This will give it a nice silky texture while also complementing its fresh flavors.
That’s it! Our easy-to-follow recipe is sure to get your mouth watering. Just a few simple ingredients, expertly combined flavors to give you a rich, zesty tasting showcase of seafood goodness – all made possible with this mouthwatering recipe for José Shrimp Ceviche!
Substitutions and Variations
Ah, but I hear your stomach does not agree with shrimp! Fret not, for there are still options aplenty.
If seafood does not float your proverbial boat, you may certainly substitute it out with a different protein. Chicken, steak or even tofu may be used in lieu of the shrimp to achieve a similar texture and absorbency.
Should you wish to spice things up a bit, toss in some diced jalapeño or another hot pepper of your choosing. But do take care to remove the seeds and white membrane first, lest you desire the heat of the devil himself.
For those who prefer a milder dish, consider swapping out the jalapeño entirely for a diced bell pepper or two. In this manner, you shall enjoy a refreshing crunch along with a more mild flavor.
Are avocados not up to your fancy? Fear not! Take care to omit them from the recipe entirely or substitute with another mild-flavored vegetable such as cucumber, zucchini or green beans instead. The end result shall still be fresh and vibrant as ever.
Truly, the world is yours to conquer when it comes to substitutions and variations on José’s Shrimp Ceviche Recipe. Do not be afraid to make it truly your own!
Serving and Pairing
Oh, what a treat it is to serve and pair this delightful shrimp ceviche! This dish has the perfect balance of tangy and spicy flavors that are just begging for a refreshing pairing.
Serve this ceviche cold, but not too cold. You want to be able to taste all those rich and vibrant flavors. Garnish it with fresh cilantro leaves, a slice of avocado, or some crispy tortilla chips. Trust me, they add an unbeatable crunch to your dish.
When it comes to pairing, there are endless options! Here are some of my favorites:
Pair your Jose Shrimp Ceviche with a crisp and sparkling Cava or Prosecco from Spain, or with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The acidity in these drinks helps to cut through the ceviche’s tanginess and elevate the flavors even further.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, try pairing with an ice-cold beer like a Corona or Pacifico. It’s a classic combo that never goes wrong.
As for the main course, keep it light and fresh by serving with grilled fish lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, or even a simple arugula salad with cherry tomatoes and cucumber dressed in a lime vinaigrette.
This Jose Shrimp Ceviche is perfect for any occasion: as an appetizer at a sunny, outdoor gathering or as part of dinner during hot summer nights. Whatever way you choose to serve it, be sure to enjoy every bite!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Hark ye! Once ye have made thy shrimp ceviche, thou mayest store it in the refrigerator for a few hours afore serving. Methinks that this dish will benefit from marinating for at least two to three hours, if not more.
But if thou hast made more than thou needest, fear not! Thou canst store thy shrimp ceviche in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two days after preparation. However, I advise not to add the avocado until ready to serve.
When reheating the shrimp ceviche, I recommend heating it mildly so as to not overcook the shrimp and make them rubbery. Thou must gently warm the mixture at low heat before adding diced avocado and cilantro. Serve with some tortilla chips, and voila! Thou hast an impressive appetizer ready to please thy guests’ palates.
‘Tis of great importance that one takes utmost care when reheating thy shrimp ceviche, as raw seafood must be handled with caution to avoid the risk of foodborne illnesses.
Tips for Perfect Results
If you want to make the perfect Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche, it’s essential to follow specific tips that will help you achieve the desired result. Here are some tips I’ve gathered from my years of experience making this dish.
1. Choose the Right Shrimp
One of the essential ingredients in ceviche is shrimp. For this recipe, we are using medium shrimp that has been peeled and deveined. It is crucial to select fresh, high-quality shrimp to get the best flavor.
2. Don’t Overcook
Cooking the shrimp too long can cause it to lose its flavor and texture, which can affect the success of your Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche. To avoid this, blanch the shrimp for 2-3 minutes only or until they turn pink and start to curl. Then remove from heat immediately and let cool down.
3. The Lime Juice Matters
Fresh lime juice is an integral part of any ceviche recipe. It’s a good idea to use fresh lime juice instead of bottled, which often contains additives that can impact the taste of your ceviche.
4. Cut Your Vegetables Evenly
Make sure all vegetables are chopped in uniform sizes, so that they cook evenly with the rest of the ingredients.
5. Chill Thoroughly Before Serving
After you have made your Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche, make sure to chill it for at least 30 minutes before serving it. This will help all of the flavors meld together and also ensure that your ceviche is at a safe temperature to eat.
By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to create a perfect batch of Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche every time!
In conclusion, if you are looking for a refreshing and healthy appetizer recipe, look no further than Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche Recipe. With its flavorful mix of fresh vegetables, tangy lime juice, and succulent Gulf Coast shrimp, this dish is sure to impress your taste buds.
Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also packed with healthy ingredients and is easy to make. So why not give it a try at your next party or gathering? Your guests will thank you for it!
And remember, don’t be afraid to experiment with different substitutions and variations. Whether you add some sliced avocados or switch up the type of pepper you use, the possibilities are endless.
So go ahead and give this recipe a try. Who knows? It might just become your new go-to dish for any occasion.
Jose’s Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
- 1 lb peeeled and deveined medium shrimp
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 10 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (or to taste)
- 2 avocados, diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- chopped fresh cilantro, to taste
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Place shrimp in a glass bowl and cover with lime juice to marinate or cook for about 10 minutes or until they turn pink and opaque.
- Meanwhile, place the plum tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, avocado, and celery in a non-reactive stainless steel glass or plastic bowl.
- Remove shrimp from lime juice, reserving juice. Dice shrimp and add to the bowl of vegetables. Pour in the remaining lime juice marinade. Add cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to coat.
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.