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Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
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Ceviche, Ceviche, Ceviche! Yes, Please! This 4th of July weekend, We adopted this traditional Peruvian appetizer with a spicy kick, and it was AMAZING! I marinated seasoned poached shrimp in an elaborate citrus shrimp stock. Then mixed in fresh onions, tomatoes, cilantro, corn, and avocados; and paired it with a lightly salted fried plantain.
This Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is considered a healthy appetizer or snack, plus it has so much protein and flavor you might enjoy munching on it all day like us, like while relaxing by a pool! Enjoy!

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Perfecting The Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe Ingredients

Here’s how to ensure your have the right ingredients for your Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe…

Shrimp: For the best results in this recipe, use 16-20 count shrimp. Pre-cooking/Poaching, the shrimp, is great if you are pressed for time.

Onion: Red Onions provide a kick for this recipe and shouldn’t be omitted unless you absolutely hate onions.

Roma Tomatoes: The tomatoes marinate the citrusy flavors. I cut out the membrane of the tomatoes to keep the essence of the dish in tack, so it is not too soupy.

Cucumber: This ingredient adds to the texture of the recipe and it so yummy!

Avocados: Add this essential ingredient to the mixture last because as we all know avocadoes have to be attached to their seed or they brown very easily.

Ceviche Stock: The secret ingredient is the the stock is the cajun seasoning. You wouldn’t think this seasoning pairs well in a Peruvian dish but it absolutely does! Cajun seasonings are comprised of salt, organic paprika, garlic, onion, red and green bell peppers, and celery powder. When you lightly blend the ingredients in, make sure that you don’t blend too much because you want to be able to strain the essence of the stock. I also use the mortar to pull out those flavors before I put it in the blender as well.

Variations of the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Try variations of this Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe by using any fresh fish like mahi mahi, grouper or sea bass. Since these are a flakier fish than the shrimp mussel fibers you can marinate and cure them in the ceviche stock for several hours and they will be more true to the essence of the ceviche dish.

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 1 hr Servings: 6 Calories: 237 Best Season: Summer


Fresh shrimp, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, avocados, and cilantro submerged in a spicy seasoned citrus stock.

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Ceviche Ingredients

Shrimp Stock for Ceviche



Preparing the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche

  1. Poaching the Shrimp for the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    in a medium saucepan bring 2 quarts of water, olive oil, and salt to a boil. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. After, rinse with ice-cold water to cease the cooking process. and set aside.

    spicy shrimp ceviche recipe
  2. Preparing the Ceviche Stock for the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    Place the garlic cloves, cajun seasoning,  ginger, celery stalks, sprigs of cilantro, poached shrimp, vegetable stock, Chili Habanero Pepper, Serrano pepper, lime juice, red onions, and clamato juice in a blender and pulse for 30 seconds.

    spicy shrimp ceviche recipe
  3. Marinating the shrimp for the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    Place poached shrimp in a bowl with ceviche marinade and place two bay leaves on top. Allow shrimp and stock to marinate for 30 minutes. 

    Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
  4. Dicing the fresh Ingredients for the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    Dice the onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and cilantro and place in refrigerator to retain freshness. Remove the corn from the cob and place it in the refrigerator as well.

    spicy shrimp ceviche recipe
  5. Frying the Plantain for the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    Peel, slice, and fry the plantain. Set it aside to cool. Lightly season with salt to taste.

  6. Mixing all Ingredients for the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    After 30 minutes has lapsed. Add diced onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, and corn. Dice your avocados and add them to the mixture. Mix softly. Plate the appetizer in a margarita glass and garnish with the fried plantain. Enjoy!

    spicy shrimp ceviche recipe
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 cups

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 610mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 11.6g4%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g21%
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 19.3g39%

Calcium 94%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Wow, this is great! I really need to learn how to cook and this recipe looks simple and delicious. I am really excited to try to make this. I really appreciate the thorough descriptions of each step in the process. That really helps a novice cook like me work through kinks that will come up due to my inexperience. The big concern with my cooking is my confidence in myself but this article really makes it seem doable so I will give it a shot!

    1. I’m so happy to hear this! Yes, you can absolutely make this. I will soon start making videos as well. Cheers and thank you for your feedback, Nicholas!

  2. Wow, this looks amazing. Thank you for sharing the Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with us. I can’t wait to give it a try. My family is always looking for some new exciting food ideas and this one looks great. Your pictures are beautiful and the recipe is simple enough that we will have no problem making it for ourselves.

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