Author @NotARoyalFan1 Serves: 6-8 Time: 1h prep+1h 30′
1 lb. of shrimp (deveined)
3 small tomatoes
1 small red onion
15 limes (may be more depending on how juicy they are)
1/2 bunch cilantro
2 habanero chiles
1 avocadosalt to taste
1. Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse shrimp out. At least for me, I can taste the difference when others don’t wash the shrimp and it’s not good.
2. Cut shrimp in smaller pieces. Add to bowl.
3. Cut the small red onion and add to bowl.
4. Cut 12 limes in half and squeeze juice and mix in bowl. This is to marinate the shrimp until it turns pinkish. This took about half an hour. You can also use cooked shrimp if you don’t feel comfortable consuming raw shrimp, but i haven’t tried that myself.
5. Rinse and slice tomatoes and set aside.
6. Peel, rinse and cut cucumber and set aside.
7. Cut stem from both habanero chiles, cut 3 limes and add its juice along with a pinch of salt to blender. Blend as desired.You can add more chiles if you’d like. My aunts like using 7 habanero chiles, but that’s too spicy for me.
8. Grab 1/2 bunch of cilantro, rinse and cut into small pieces.
9. After the shrimp has finished marinating, add tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro and chile onto bowl. Mix and add salt to taste. Not too much as typically tostadas or tortilla chips are already a bit salty.
10. I cover up bowl and leave in refrigerator so it can marinate some more. Usually an additional 30 minutes will do or until your guests start arriving.
11. Prepare your tostada with a couple of avocado slices or put the ceviche on a bowl and dig in.
Story of the recipe
Growing up whenever our family had any celebration like baptisms, birthdays and graduations, these items were found without fail: DJ, banda, tequila, tacos and ceviche.
Shrimp ceviche is perfect for any occasion though. Some of my best memories are gathering with my sisters at my home making ceviche, drinking margaritas, while listening to Joan Sebastian as we talked about our relationships.
I hope you all love it as much as I do. Enjoy!
Total prep time will depend on how many people you have to help. As I did this on my own, it took a bit longer. The habanero chiles and avocado are optional. My kids are not fans of spicy food, so I don’t add chiles and instead add Tapatio hot sauce on my own tostada.