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.
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!