Must eat: Guatemalan Ceviche

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Ceviche is a dish in which any variety of fish and other seafood is mixed (usually raw) with juices, herbs, and vegetables (and sometimes fruit). A dish similar to ceviche was eaten almost 2,000 years ago. In South America, especially in Peru – where ceviche is recognized as a traditional local food – there’s a wide variety of different versions. The region’s abundant seafood and the availability of a wide variety of herbs and spices means that the “Central American version” of ceviche has its own distinctive ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 10 shrimp)
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup seeded chopped tomatoes
  • ¾ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup V8 juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup Cerveza Modelo Especial (in Guatemala: cerveza Gallo)
  • 1 avocado

Procedure

  • Place 4 cups of water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Drain and place in ice water bath to cool.
  • Strain when cool.
  • Peel and devein the cooked shrimp and cut into ¼- to ½-inch pieces and place in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl mix 2 cups of cold water with a teaspoon of salt.
  • Add the onions and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and rinse thoroughly. This will reduce some of the strong flavor of the onion.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients, except the avocado, and refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Just before serving, cut the avocado into bite-size pieces and fold into the ceviche.
  • Serve with crackers of your choice (in Guatemala this ceviche is served with saltine crackers).

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Ingredients: 
1 pound large shrimp (about 10 shrimp)
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup seeded chopped tomatoes
¾ cup finely chopped red onion
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce, or more to taste
¼ cup V8 juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup Cerveza Modelo Especial (in Guatemala: cerveza Gallo)
1 avocado

Contributions

Ceviche with white fish

If you are a fan of Ceviche and wanna try other variations, I can also recommend the recipe of another WorldSupporter. This variation includes white fish instead of shrimps. Check out: Quick and Easy - Ceviche

Recipe of WorldSupporter

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