Langostino Ceviche

Great flavor using already-cooked seafood and fresh produce. Refreshing! Serve ceviche in chilled glasses, garnished with cilantro leaves and a lime wedge, with tortilla chips for scooping.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 medium orange

  • 5 medium limes, divided

  • 2 medium lemons

  • ¾ cup diced red onion

  • ¼ cup kosher salt, or more to taste

  • 6 sprigs fresh cilantro

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and slightly crushed

  • 2 serrano chile peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried, crushed Mexican oregano

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages frozen pre-cooked langostinos (such as Trader Joe's®), thawed

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons good-quality extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Grate 1 teaspoon orange zest into a bowl. Grate 1 teaspoon lime zest into the same bowl. Juice the orange, 4 limes, and both lemons into the same bowl; set aside.

  2. Place red onion in a non-reactive bowl. Add 1/4 cup kosher salt and cover with warm water. Juice the remaining lime into the bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse well with cold water; drain again.

  3. Return onion to the non-reactive bowl. Add citrus juice and zest, cilantro sprigs, garlic cloves, serrano peppers, sea salt, oregano, and cayenne. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.

  4. Remove from the refrigerator. Remove and discard garlic, serrano peppers, and cilantro sprigs. Add langostino tails and mix gently to combine with the juices. Cover and refrigerate for 45 more minutes.

  5. Remove from the refrigerator and add cherry tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and olive oil; mix well until thoroughly incorporated.

  6. Taste and season with additional kosher salt if needed.

Cook's Note:

If you want extra heat, remove serrano peppers after marinating, but don't discard them. Instead, chop them finely and put them back in the bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
5g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 1g
Potassium 216mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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