What is Ceviche?
Ceviche is a Peruvian dish consisting of raw fish that is marinated in lemon or lime juice and often tossed with fresh herbs, chili peppers and onions. The most common types of seafood found in this dish are snapper, halibut, shrimp and scallops. When the raw fish sits in the acidity of the juice, it lightly cooks the fish in the same way as if it were heated. Both its texture and taste are die to the acidity of the marinade as well. When comparing it to other raw fish dishes ceviche is much more acidic and spicier than most.
Ceviche has started to become more popular in recent years and is frequently found on restaurant menus across the US. This Latin American dish can be served in many different ways making it a foodie friendly menu item that is likely to be spotted on your Instagram feed. Beautiful and delicious, what’s not to love?
Another great reason to enjoy ceviche is the health benefits that come with all that flavor. Unlike poke bowls where it is either rice or salad based, ceviche is mostly fish so the protein content in a single serving or bowl is significantly higher.
At Great American Seafood, we created a shrimp ceviche that is easily assembled (simply thaw and combine) and customizable by you! Our shrimp ceviche kit contains small northern based MSC certified shrimp accompanied by either a bell pepper or jalapeño marinade, giving you a solid base to make into whatever you want or enjoy as is.
Here are a few recipe ideas:
Mint and Watermelon added to Bell Pepper Shrimp Ceviche
Pineapple added to Jalapeno Shrimp Ceviche