Seviche (always a winner)Submitted by: SHAWN55555
IntroductionSeviche - Basically a type of Salsa w/Shrimp. The best light refreshing dish you could have on a hot summers day. Seviche - Basically a type of Salsa w/Shrimp. The best light refreshing dish you could have on a hot summers day.
1 pound of medium size shrimp
6 -8 tomatoes
1-2 bunches of cilantro
2 - cucumbers
3-4 cerano chilies - to taste (start small and work you way up)
Clamato tomatoe juice
topitio hot sauce
Clean the shrimp. De-shell and cut out the black cord out from their back, continue to slice the shrimp in half completely. Then cut the shrimp in three pieces.
*The purpose of this cut is to make a thin shrimp filet and small bit size pieces. This will also allow the shrimp to cook faster in the lime juice.
Place the cleaned shrimp into a large bowl. Juice as many limes as it takes to completely cover the shrimp. Place plastic wrap over the bowl and leave in the frig for about 2-3 hours. Check the shrimp to see if it has turned pink in color. Cut a couple of pieces in half to make sure that it has been completely cooked through. If it is not, allow for more time. (Not cooked through if the middle is still grey).
Cut the tomatoes in to cubed pieces. You don't want the chunks of tomatoes to be to large. Tostitos scoops only hold so much. Once the shrimp has coooked through you will need to completely cover the shrimp with the cubed/diced tomatoes. Then you do the same with the cucumber then onion. Chop up the whole bunch of cilantro taking out the big stem pieces and put it in the bowl. You never could have to much cilantro. For a mixture of this size I would throw in about 3-4 ceranos. These little suckers are hot so start with few and add more to your taste. Now stir what you have placed into the bowl.
Shake the Clamatoe Tomatoe juice and pour into the bowl. You want to pour enough just to completely cover the contents in the bowl. Add the Topitio hot sauce, this gives it a great flavor. Since it is hot sauce again to your taste. You will need to add some salt (a couple of pinches) but not too much, because the chips will be salted.
Wishing I was at your house!!!
Seviche is a fish recipe, so you could get creative and add in octopus, imitation crab and/or any other fish you like.
I have always just made it with shrimp. I have had it with imitation crab and it was also good.
Serving Size: makes 20 - small bowl servings