2 pounds Shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup Lime juice 1/4 cup Lemon juice ¼ cup Orange juice 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, divided 1 clove Garlic, finely minced 1/2 cup Finely diced red onion 1 tablespoon Finely diced jalapeno pepper 1 cup Diced grape tomatoes 2 Avocado, diced 1/2 cup Finely chopped cilantro
Cure the shrimp. Place the shrimp in a shallow baking dish, bowl, or container and then pour the citrus mixture over top of it. It doesn’t matter what container you use, but you need to make sure that the shrimp completely submerge in the cocktail. Once submerged, cover the container with plastic wrap and then place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the shrimp turn a pink and white color.
Marinade the shrimp and veggies Toss the cured shrimp, juice blend, red onions, jalapenos, remaining salt, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Cover the mixture and place back in the fridge for 30 minutes. This will allow the flavors to come together.
Serve with a fresh avocado. Before serving, peel and cut your avocado into small chunks and mix into the ceviche along with the cilantro. Once the avocado is mixed in, serve it immediately.
HOW LONG SHOULD SHRIMP SIT IN LIME JUICE? We find that leaving the shrimp in for about 30 minutes is just about perfect. You want the juice to cook the shrimp, but if you leave the shrimp in too long, they can become tough. When in doubt, we recommend going by the look of the shrimp. Uncooked shrimp is translucent and gray. Once it has cooked in the juice, it will turn a bright pink and white.
IS CEVICHE COOKED OR RAW? Ceviche often refers to the shrimp as “cured,” which basically means that it cold “cooks” in a citrus bath before serving. In this recipe, “cooking” means that it denatures the protein in the shrimp, which means it will have a similar appearance to cooking. One of the reasons you need the freshest shrimp you can find is that the citrus bath does not kill bacteria living in the shrimp. But it is no more dangerous than eating sushi as long as you start with quality ingredients, you should be fine.
IS CEVICHE KETO? Our recipe for ceviche is almost keto friendly. You will want to omit the orange juice due to the high sugar content. The other ingredients all fall under a keto diet, so you should get the majority of the flavor of the regular recipe, minus the orange juice. Otherwise, the high protein shrimp and avocado make a great keto combination of protein and fat.