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Refreshing Ceviche with Shrimp

Have you heard of ceviche recipes with shrimp? Shrimp is one of the foods that can truly delight me and having recently been intrigued in the popular ‘raw food’diet, I have tried some raw food dishes out myself. The reason why raw food is all the rage these days is because of the notion that people were healthier in the ancient times due to the lack of carcinogens that could be attributed to food preparation, food preservation and cooking.

Raw food fans strongly believe that besides the breakdown of nutrients inherent in raw food products when they are cooked, many of today’s lifestyle diseases are due to cooking, preparing and preserving the food. Interestingly, many of the people who follow raw food theories are healthy, fit and glowing with health. This really made me think, especially since I am a stickler at sanitation and clean food preparation. Lost in thought regarding this health revolution, that is when I considered making some tasty ceviche recipes.

Shrimp is safe to be eaten raw due to the natural way that the vinegar kills microorganisms in seafood. It is so easy that it is one of my favorite shrimp recipes. For those who do not know, ceviche, which is sometimes spelled as seviche or cebiche, is a popular dish found in the seaside locales of Central and South America, and the Philippines. The dish is typically made from raw fresh fish marinated in lime, lemon, or any similar citrus juice, and then spiced with chilies. Salt, onions, cilantro, coriander, and pepper are also often added to the dish. Continue reading

Basic Salmon Ceviche

If there is one kind of fish which just about everyone knows and likes, it is salmon. This large, firm-fleshed and very flavorful fish is incredibly popular and is enjoyed in preparations ranging from smoked or cured (like lox and its Scandinavian cousin gravlax) to croquettes to steaks and everything in between.

However, as many different ways as you have had this popular fish before, you probably have not had it in a ceviche before – and if not, then it is definitely time to change that. This basic salmon ceviche recipe is terrific and takes only a bare minimum of time to prepare at home. The key, as with all ceviche is to use the best, freshest ingredients you can find. Get on your local seafood merchant’s good side, pick the best produce and the results will be incredible.

While salmon is not a fish which traditionally makes its way into ceviche, since it tends to live in colder waters than South America where the dish originated, it takes wonderfully to the method. Salmon has a wonderful flavor which if anything, is even better for not having been cooked with heat. Continue reading

Tilapia Ceviche with Shrimp

If you have not yet had the pleasure of eating ceviche for yourself, it may sound like an odd concept. Due to the widespread popularity of sushi and sashimi, raw fish and other seafood is not as much of a novelty as it used to be, but the idea of cooking these foods by marinating them in lime juice can be a strange one to those unaccustomed to the dish.

However, do not let the unfamiliarity of ceviche keep you from trying it; or for that matter, from making it at home. This tilapia and shrimp ceviche recipe makes a great way to experience this ancient South American method of preparing seafood and as you will find, it is also one of the most delicious seafood dishes you have ever tasted.

Ceviche is also easy to make, requiring no more time or effort in the kitchen than making a salad. With a few minutes of preparation and a few hours of marinating, you will have made something that tastes incredible and will have your dinner guests asking for the recipe. Continue reading

Squid Ceviche Recipe

Squid is one kind of seafood which a lot of people really like, but are at a total loss when it comes to the idea of cooking it at home. It is true that making your own squid dishes can be something of a challenge, with the exception of deep fried variations. However, not everyone wants to deal with deep frying either – and when prepared in a lighter fashion, it can be simply delectable.

Instead of puzzling over how to cook squid at home, why not try not cooking it instead? That is to say, why not make a squid ceviche? It is light, delicious, and easy to make at home. Instead of actually cooking the squid, you can simply marinate it in lime juice with jalapeno, onion, and cilantro for something incredibly good.

You will be surprised at how amazing squid tastes when you take a detour from the tried and true methods and give this easy squid ceviche recipe a try. The next time you see fresh squid at your local seafood market, pick some up, and make this recipe – you will be glad you did. Continue reading

Mixed Shellfish Seafood Ceviche

A lot of people love seafood, but have long since burned out on making it at home. After all, even the most ardent of seafood lovers eventually gets a little tired of the same old olive oil, a little garlic, and a squeeze of lemon and a sprig of parsley preparation. A lot of cooks just shrug and start reserving seafood for meals out; however, all it takes is a great new recipe to get you excited about seafood all over again.

For example, try this octopus, scallops, and shrimp ceviche recipe. It offers the wonderful flavors of these three ingredients in an entirely different way than you may be used to, but one which you are sure to return to again and again once you taste it for yourself. Better still, it is an incredibly easy recipe to make.

The real challenge with this recipe is to find fresh, cooked octopus (canned octopus is available at most grocery stores, but it is generally unsuitable for this recipe, since canned octopus meat is usually smoked or packed in oil. It will do in a pinch, but if you can find it at your local seafood market (and you know how to cook it properly, which is beyond the scope of this recipe), your ceviche will be much better for it. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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