Thursday, June 11, 2009

Foodie Friday and a Taste of the Sea

It's Foodie Friday once again, hosted by our gracious host Designs by Gollum. Make sure to pay her a visit to see more scrumptious recipes. In keeping with the beachy theme this week at the Lace and Ivy Cottage, I have a simple, delicious recipe for you seafood lovers.

Have you ever had ceviche? Living in Southern California, seafood is common and readily available, but this recipe calls for ingredients that can be found at any grocery store.

Ceviche is traditionally made with raw fish or shrimps "cooked" in the acidity of lemon juice. No raw fish here, just imitation crab meat and salad shrimp available at your grocers freezer or meat section.

Here's a photo of the ingredients.

After a little chopping, slicing, and dicing, and you end up with this.

I served it alongside some store bought tostada shells. You can serve this as a light, summer main course or as an appetizer or first course with some good quality tortilla chips.

Do you recognize the clam shell. You can see it in my tablescape here for some thrifty tablescaping ideas.

Crab and Shrimp Ceviche

1 pound frozen salad shrimp, defrosted
1 pound imitation crab meat, roughly chopped
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion finely diced
1/2 seedless or seeded cucumber finely diced
1 firm mango, shredded
1 bunch cilantro chopped
The juice of 5 limes (preferable) or 3 lemons

Mix all ingredients together and chill.

Serve cold

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I love hearing from you!

Till next time,


Keetha Broyles said...

Very interesting! I've never heard of it before, but am usually game to try new things, and I DO love COOKED sea food. :-)

Kelly K said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Ceviche! This looks great!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lorna, this sounds like a perfect summer dish. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it. Thank you for your understanding about the meme. You are just so sweet. laurie

Allidink said...

I've never had ceviche before but I've heard good things about it lol. I think Paula Dean made ceviche in shot glasses once! LOL. It looks goof in the clam shell.

All the best,

Allidink said...

Hey by the way about the antique stores in San Diego. You have to go here It's awesome there are a bunch of antique stores. My favorite one is called Vignettes! But check them all out I find great things in all of them. Also if you go on a Wednesday at 3:30 they have a nifty street fair with all kinds of yummy food, baked goods, flowers, art, crafts lol! They even have lama rides and a bouncy house haha.

All the best,

Martha said...

Looks good and so perfect with yoru Thursday tablescape!

Chandy said...

Beautiful and delicious! I'll have to try that!

Oh, Happy Philippine Independence Day, Lorna! I'm making some good "Pinoy" food tonight!

Tammy518 said...

This looks so good! I'll definitely try it. I tried to make ceviche once with raw shrimp, but it never did look "cooked" enough to me, I just threw it out.

I had missed your tablescape from yesterday. Wow, I love it! And I love that huge table too! I've got a couple set of beachy dishes, and I need to find a big clamshell like that as a serving dish.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I have never had ceviche...but it sounds wonderful! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

ellen b. said...

Hi Lorna!
Your ceviche looks so refreshing and good!!

KBeau said...

Looks so good and summery. I'll have to try it.

Mary said...

This is quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

imjacobsmom said...

I never had ceviche but sure sounds interesting. It looks pretty too. ~ Robyn

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I like the clam shell. I also scrolled down to your tablescape, too. Very nice.

Gollum said...

I hadn't heard of this dish, but I'm so glad you introduced me. What a fresh, healthy dish!

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