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Shrimp Ceviche "Cocktail"

Bayless: "Ceviche is best made the day it is served. Flavorings can be added to the shrimp a few hours in advance."

1

quart

salted water

1/2

cup

plus 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1

generous pound unpeeled small shrimp, (about 41 to 50 count to a pound)

1/2

medium

white onion, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces

1/3

cup

chopped fresh cilantro, plus several sprigs for garnish

1/2

cup

ketchup

1

to 2 tablespoons vinegary Mexican bottled hot sauc, (such as Tamazula, Valentina or Bufalo)

About, 2 tablespoons olive oil

1

cup

peeled, diced cucumber or jicama (or 1/2 cup each)

1

small

ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed

Salt

Several, lime slices

Tostadas, or tortilla chips or saltine crackers

1

Cooking and marinating the shrimp: Bring 1 quart salted water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of the lime juice. Add shrimp, cover and return to a boil. Immediately remove from heat, set pot lid askew and pour off all liquid. Replace lid and set aside, letting shrimp steam in closed pot for 10 minutes. Spread out shrimp in large glass or stainless steel bowl to cool completely. Peel shrimp (and devein, if desired). Toss shrimp with remaining 1/2 cup lime juice, cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

2

The flavorings: In a small strainer, rinse chopped onion under cold water, then shake off excess liquid. Add to shrimp bowl along with chopped cilantro, ketchup, hot sauce, optional olive oil, cucumber and/or jicama and avocado. Mix gently, taste and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon. Cover and refrigerate up to a few hours, or serve immediately.

3

Serving the ceviche: Spoon the ceviche into sundae glasses, martini glasses or small bowls. Garnish with sprigs of cilantro and slices of lime. Serve with tostadas, tortilla chips or saltines.

Servings: 6

Yield: 6 Dozen

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (1.6 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 9 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

67.22

Calories From Fat (60%)

40.22

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4.55g

7%

Saturated Fat 0.63g

3%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 230.34mg

10%

Potassium 86.65mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 6.94g

2%

Fiber 0.14g

<1%

Sugar 4.68g

 

Protein 0.33g

<1%