ceviche de camarones

various dates

Ceviche de camarones = Mexican shrimp salad.

Ceviche is a very popular technique where the food is marinated/cold-cooked in lime juice. That is most often done with seafood, but it can also be done with beef ( = Carne Apache) or other meats.

Soak in lime juice at least 1 hr. for raw fish, 2 hrs. for raw shrimp a.o. seafood.

A. shrimp ceviche

2018-07-24  a.o.

This is pretty much the standard recipe, except that I precooked the mixed seafood.

 I now use that method—separate seafood and veggies—instead of mixing it all together from the start. The veggies look better if added only when the meat/seafood is ready. See Ceviche de Pescado.


This is what you need for 6-8 servings:

  • 1 lb. salad shrimp
  • 1 lb. mixed seafood
  • ½ raw onion, chopped fine
  • 4 roma tomatoes, chopped, drained
  • 15 limes, juiced
  • S&P
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers
  • cilantro, chopped
Pic1: ceviche de camarones



Pic2: the veggies
Pic3: mix
Pic4: marinate

B. shrimp ceviche with fruit


This is my fruity version of a very popular Mexican dish. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to prepare it to your personal preference. The fruit was all my idea. :-)

This is still the old method, everything together.
I now marinate the shrimp without the fruit & veggies. See Ceviche de Pescado.


This is what you need for 4 servings:

  • 1 lb. shrimp, cooked
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large tomato
  • 3-4 branches fresh cilantro (parsley)
  • 1 serrano pepper, destemmed
  • 2 scallions
  • 15 limes, freshly juiced
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • S&P
  • ½ long cucumber
  • 1 small can peaches or mixed fruit)
  • ½ cup strawberries
Pic5: a colorful fruit & shrimp ceviche