Thursday, June 12, 2014

Diet success with my newest discovery...CEVICHE!

A few moons ago (probably 2 years ago) I witnessed my first ceviche being ordered and eaten by a friend. Since then I have ordered it multiple times, but recently I have come to use it as a meal rather than an appetizer, to aid in weight loss! I must insert here, that a Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is very similar, except that the shrimp gets cooked in a traditional way. In ceviche, the shrimp and seafood are cooked by leaving in lime juice for a day or two until they are opaque (not clear anymore). The lime juice cooks the seafood. All the while you leave it in the refrigerator.
Here is my first attempt in making it tonight:
I cut up handfuls of green peppers, cucumbers, jalapeños, onions, fresh ripe red tomatoes, added cut up cooked shrimp and flounder (mine took 2 full days to be in the juice). I threw in a bunch of cilantro, parsley, and seasoned with a few drops of hot sauce, and black pepper. I used about half of the lime juice and poured in about the same amount of Clamato. Last I added cut up avocado.  
We ate it with tortilla chips in the "scoops" form. It was the best EVER! 

So low calorie, low fat, and helpful with weight loss.  There was no added salt because there is enough on the tortilla chips!!!! 

Try it. If short on time, I would just grill or pan sear the seafood, chill it and add rest of ingredients. Hubby and I were both in hog heaven!



Claude said...

I love ceviche, but ive never tried to make it. May have to soon...

Brent Roberts said...

This is my favorite, I love ceviche so much.

Julie said...

Nice to see you here, Brent! I did not know what a ceviche lover you are!!!! Awesome!!!!! You would love the Mexican Shrimp cocktail at LaFogatas!!!!! Captain Charlies in Juno has the best ceviche!

Julie said...

Claude.... you will LOVE it! Other that a lot of chopping, it is very easy!

Cindy said...

Looks yummy!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie,
I love Ceviche but I have never made it before. It's not a favorite for Hubby, so I usually pick up a container for me at a local Mexican market.
Yours looks amazingly delicious. It's a perfect summer meal.
Thank you for your comment and Happy Father's day to your Husband too.
Bobbie Lynn

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yummy. Pretty too

Simone Felic said...

Uma delícia, adorei, as suculentas adoraram a nova casa nos blocos, ficou ótimo.

shirley said...

this looks and sounds yummy.