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.
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.
Tropical Shrimp Ceviche
Total Time: 30 min
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
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.