Rating: 4.29 stars
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5

This recipe is one of my family's favorites. It can be served on corn tostadas or with corn chips as a meal or as an appetizer, as it is normally served in most authentic Mexican restaurants. Goes best with cold beer! Don't forget the hot sauce.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large glass or ceramic bowl, gently toss the shrimp and scallops with the lime juice and lemon juice. Mix in onion, cucumber, tomato, jalapeno, serrano, cilantro, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cover bowl, and chill ceviche 1 hour in the refrigerator, until shrimp and scallops are opaque.

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Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 35.1g; carbohydrates 10.6g; fat 3g; cholesterol 253.3mg; sodium 858.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (116)

114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2009
This was a complete waste of expensive seafood. It takes a whole lot longer than 1 hour for the shrimp and scallops to "cook" in the lime juice and since I listened to this recipe they never fully finished since everything else was already added. This recipe might work if you get pre-cooked seafood, but if you don't then you have to soak the seafood overnight in just lime juice before adding everything else. The 1 hour is very misleading and inaccurate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
This dish came out fantastic. I only gave it 4 stars instead of five because I think the measurements are a bit off in this recipe. For instance, I served 12 people on easter with using 2 1/2 lbs shrimp (4 seemed Way too much), 2 cucumber, 1 lb immitation crab (instead of scallops), and 1 large onion. This made so much that I had a hard time finding a bowl to hold it. It was hit at our feast and everyone had some; as well many went for seconds. I still had nearly half a bowl of leftovers! (which is fine by me :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2007
I made this for a potluck sort of affair, and it was well-received. I used one lb shrimp, one lb scallops, and one lb haddock loins (I'm a poor college kid, I can't afford $50 worth of fish), but kept the veggies the same. To facilitate eating with chips, I chopped up the fish to about the size of a fingernail. We ate this with globs of sour cream and guacamole, and some people even took some home. I made wraps out of the leftovers for lunch and dinner today, and I still have leftovers! This serves waaaay more people than I was expecting. The only problem is that it isn't as good the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2007
So good! We have ceviche (made from my grandmother's recipe) every summer, served in martini or margarita glasses, of course, and Javi's recipe is the real thing. It's low-cal, too, which makes it even better. Highly recommended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
I've been looking for a good ceviche recipe and all I had to see was the picture to know this was the one. I am from the Sonoran Mex area and this is the closest thing I've found to what they serve in resturants in that area. Thank You Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
We used 2 lbs shrimp and 3 lbs talapia to cut on cost, but other than that we followed the recipe and loved it. We cut the shrimp and fish into smaller than bite sized pieces before adding the lime and lemon juice, so it cooked very quickly, an hour was more than adequit. We brought this to a party, hoping to munch on left overs for dinner and came home with an empty bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2005
This is a great recipe for those summertime picnics/BBQ's. I made it this past weekend and everyone could not stop raving about it!!! I highly recommend this treat!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
We always let the seafood sit overnight or for a few hours in the lime/lemon juice to "cook". Then drain a small amount of liquid before adding the rest of the ingredients. We mix in the chopped cucumber last since it will get mushy in the mix. Add a few slices of avocado on top and it's perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2010
I gave this recipe 4 stars because I found that the measurements were off. The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly, and it took 6 + hours to "cook" the fish. It made way more than my family of 4 could even put a dent in, it also was very fishy tasting and we were quite disappointed. Now the 2nd time I made this I chose to make it with 1/2lb scallops, 1lb hake Fillets, and 1/2lb redfish, also doubled the amount of lime juice (86'd the lemon juice) to fully cover the fish and let it sit for about 30 min while I prepared all the veggies (I split the amounts of veggies in half) and added a dash of cayenne pepper too. ; ) we like it Hot* The lime juice "cooking" time was reduced to 1 hour 20 min and it was the best Ceviche we have had including our trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I hope this helps anyone who had the same issues I had my first attempt making this ceviche recipe. Read More
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