SHrimp ceviche with avacadoSubmitted by: BIGOLEDIVA
IntroductionBeautiful as an appetizer, light entree, or brunch dish! See presentation ideas at end of recipe! PS- this makes 6 good size servings...but i usually can't resist gobbling down at least 2 myself- and that is STILL only 180 calories- even with chips it's 330 calories! YUMMMM! Beautiful as an appetizer, light entree, or brunch dish! See presentation ideas at end of recipe! PS- this makes 6 good size servings...but i usually can't resist gobbling down at least 2 myself- and that is STILL only 180 calories- even with chips it's 330 calories! YUMMMM!
1 cup fresh lime or lemon juice*** if SHRIMP are COOKED only the following half cup fresh LIME juice is needed***
1/5 cup fresh lime juice
1 -1.5 cups cucumber, peeled and diced
1 small onion, small dice
1.5 -2 cups plum tomato, diced
1/3 cup lightly packed cilantro, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and FINELY minced
9-12 oz salad shrimp(or chopped large shrimp)
1 small avacado(about 3/4 cup) diced.
salt & pepper to taste
**optional hot sauce
meanwhile, chop cucumbers, onion, tomato, and pepper mix well in bowl and add 1/2 cup fresh LIME juice. Add cilantro and avacado. Add salt to offset the lime juice- the more salt you add the less tart the lime will seem- usually about 1/2 teas to 3/4 teas.
When shrimp are white and cooked DRAIN the juice from them. Salt shrimp seperately from veg mix until you like the taste. Add DRAINED shrimp to veg mix and stir well. *** if you have cooked salad shrimp simply rinse them in salted water and add to mix when ready to serve. You can add additional salt, pepper, jalapenos or even hot sauce until it tastes good to you.
I serve this in a martini glass with wedges of fresh lime in the side of the glass. I place the glass on a salad plate and surround the base of the glass with either potato chips or tortill a chips- drizzled in lime juice! The chips are NOT included in the calorie count! usually 1 oz of chips adds about 150 cal.
Personally I LIKE this the next day- but the acid continues to cook the shrimp so for some of you it may seem like the shrimp are a tad tough if you save for the next day!
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGOLEDIVA.