Tropical Shrimp Ceviche

Summer is all about simple, light dishes and this tropical shrimp ceviche fits the bill.  With a handful of ingredients that are merely sliced, stirred and served, it doesn’t come much easier.  The flavor, on the other hand, is anything but.  The tropical sweetness of the kiwi and mango meeting the meaty succulence of the shrimp, makes for a satisfying snack that will keep you repeatedly coming back for just one last dip in the dish.

I, myself, pretty much consumed half the bowl last night while glued to a riveting episode of So You Think You Can Dance.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to watch it, Lady GaGa was guest judging and man, talk about the opposite of simple.  From the blue hair, to the red cartoon looking sailor hat, to the two plus foot high shiny red funk boots, she had it going on. I’m  not sure what “it” is, but she certainly takes the crown.

Photo courtesy of MTV

If I had been sitting next to her last night at the judging table, I’m betting I would have won her over with a plate of this sensational shrimp ceviche.  I can see it now….

“Uhh, hey Lady Gaga.  Nice to meet you.  I’m a huge fan of your work, your outfit not so much, but your work, love it.  How about a little ceviche for the show?”

Ok, so maybe not, but it was worth a shot right?

To create a bowl of your very own star studded shrimp side, you’ll simply follow these two basic steps.  First up, add in a little chopped shrimp, a handful or two of kiwi and mango, a few other choice veggies, a couple shots of olive oil and a squeeze or three of citrus juice.

And step two?  Well stir it all together of course.  Oh, and add in a little salt and pepper.  Does that mean it’s actually three steps?  No matter, it’s worth the extra couple shakes, trust me on this one.

Serve it with a pile of tortilla chips, grab a friend (or, if you can track one down, a multi-million dollar celebrity star) and enjoy a simple yet satisfying summertime treat.

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Tropical Shrimp Ceviche

Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

1 Pd Cooked Shrimp, Cut into Bite Sized Pieces
1 Cup Mango, Cubed
1 Kiwi, Chopped
1 Cup Tomato, Diced
1/2 Cucumber, Chopped
1 Green Onion, Diced
1 Bunch Cilantro, Chopped
2 Limes, Juiced
2 Lemons, Juiced
2 Clementines, Juiced
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper, to Taste

Directions:

Place all ingredients with the exception of the salt and pepper into a bowl and combine.

Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

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19 Responses to “Tropical Shrimp Ceviche”

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    Strawberry Cake — July 29, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    I love ceviche! I always do it with raw fish and shrimp and let the lime/lemon juices do their thing with it. Looks lovely! I like addition of mango yum.

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    Laura in Cancun — July 29, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    Here in Mexico we do it with tomato, lime, onion, salt, seafood, cilantro… and then some more lime. Then a few extra squeezes of lime just for good measure. and a side plate of chopped up habanero for the brave.

    I like your version though… the addition of fruit sounds yummy!

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    Faith — July 29, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    You know, I’ve been in the mood to have something similiar the other day. Now I have your recipe to make for me and hubby. Lady Gaga is crazy… I really don’t care for her.

    Have a great weekend .. ;)

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    Melissa R — July 29, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Hahaha… LOVE IT!! The recipe looks yummy too!!

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    anne — July 29, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    I have seen this around so much lately, that this is THE. LAST. STRAW. Makin’ it this weekend, girlfriend! anne

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    Cindy B. — July 29, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    This look amazing!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — July 29, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    This sounds delish and healthy too

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    Mari's Cakes — July 29, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    Mango, cilantro and clementine juice….you got me!! I am sure it is delicious :)

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    Jeanette — July 29, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    Love all the tropical fruits in this seviche, so pretty!

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    Rach — July 29, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    I missed that episode! I need to watch it online and see Lady Gaga!

    Looks delicious by the way :)

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    Rita — July 30, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    You just made Ceviche an absolute must try’ I love this combination and it looks divine. would beat Gaga anyday.
    Rita

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    Monet — July 30, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    This looks far more colorful (and delicious) than anything I’ve seen Lady Gaga in :-) Thank you for sharing with me. I’m hungry for some ceviche now!

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    5 Star Foodie — July 30, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    A fabulous ceviche, I love the tropical flavors here with the mango and kiwi, very nice!

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    Jenna — August 1, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    Mmmm! Simple and bright and fresh–love it! I never would have thought to add kiwi to shrimp. What a wild and delicious idea. I’m sure Lady Gaga would have gone gaga over it.

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    Roxana GreenGirl — August 1, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    i was always scared of ceviche, well same goes for sushi, but I love your shrimp version. And the paring with the tropical fruits, wow, a must try. Hubby would love it!!
    I got goose skin seeing Lady Gaga, I really don’t like her at all :) )

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    Ameena — August 2, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    Ah…Lady Gaga makes me ill. Seriously, I am so over these stars that are SO talented and yet have to be so crazy to get attention.

    The ceviche on the other hand looks divine. Simple and yet so flavorful…I’d love to have some of that right now!

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    Nuts about food — August 2, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    I adore ceviche. This is already a beauty to look at, I can just imagine how good it probably tastes! I think LG is talented and has an amazing musical background and education. Her look, however, not so much. But we are wasting words on it, so I guess that is the point no?

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    Maranda — August 13, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Yay!!! I can finally have ceviche!! I’m so excited! Just in time to see this recipe. It looks amazing!!

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    Chad — March 30, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    I love this recipe!

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