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.
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Till next time,