Carabinero Shrimp Citrus Splash Ceviche

Carabinero Shrimp Citrus Splash Ceviche


For the Ceviche:

  • 1 pound of raw Carabinero shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice (about 8-10 limes)
  • 1 cup of fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For Garnish:

  • Avocado slices
  • Additional cilantro leaves
  • Tortilla chips or tostadas


  1. Prepare the Shrimp:

    • Rinse the raw Carabinero shrimp under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
    • Cut the shrimp into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Marinate the Shrimp:

    • In a glass or non-reactive bowl, combine the lime juice and orange juice.
    • Add the raw shrimp pieces to the citrus juice mixture, ensuring they are fully submerged.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 20-30 minutes. The citrus juice will "cook" the shrimp, turning them pink and opaque.
  3. Prepare the Vegetables:

    • While the shrimp is marinating, prepare the vegetables.
    • Finely chop the red onion, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro leaves.
    • Dice the red and yellow bell peppers.
  4. Combine the Ingredients:

    • After the shrimp has marinated, drain the excess citrus juice.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the marinated shrimp, chopped red onion, jalapeño peppers, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and cilantro leaves.
    • Gently toss everything together.
  5. Season and Chill:

    • Season the ceviche with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Serve:

    • When ready to serve, arrange avocado slices on a serving platter.
    • Spoon the Carabinero shrimp ceviche over the avocado slices.
    • Garnish with additional cilantro leaves.
    • Serve with tortilla chips or tostadas on the side.

Enjoy the vibrant and refreshing Carabinero shrimp ceviche as an appetizer or light meal. The citrusy flavors, combined with the sweetness of the shrimp, make for a delightful and flavorful dish.

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