I can’t believe Labor Day is in a few days and summer is almost over! It may not get cool here in Texas until late October, but I’m ready for the weather to drop under 100 degrees! I’m closing out this busy week with this super fresh and light ceviche. The crunchy texture of the jicama and onion coupled with the creamy avocado and mango is amazing. Speaking of avocados, Central Market had the large ones on sale today for 77 cents! Needless to say, I filled my cart with avocados. 🙂
1 lb white fish fillets
1/4 of a large jicama, peeled and sliced thin
1 large mango, cubed
1 large avocado, cubed
1/4 of a red onion, diced
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeno, deseeded and minced
Juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp coconut oil
1. Add coconut oil to a pan and turn on heat to medium. Season fish with a pinch of salt and add to pan. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning half way through, until fish is cooked. Remove to a plate and let cool. Once cooled, roughly chop fish into bite size pieces.
2. Combine jicama, mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno and fish in a large bowl. Add lime juice and salt to taste.
3. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
Happy Sunday! I’m so glad it’s finally spring! These last couple of weeks have been a little inconsistent with cold and rainy weather one day and warm and sunny the next, but I’m excited for the next month or two of warm weather before the hellish Texas heat sets in for the summer. I’m looking forward to evening walks, dining outdoors, spending Easter with my family and my husband’s commencement ceremony.
What are your favorite recipes for springtime? If I had to choose a favorite meal, I’d have to say this shrimp ceviche would be the winner. The freshness and simplicity of this recipe is so great. This is the perfect meal for entertaining on a spring afternoon. Serve it alongside tostones or corn tostadas for a beautiful presentation. My husband, dad and grandfather really enjoy this ceviche so I’d say it’s a crowd pleaser, even with the most picky eaters.
Makes 6-8 servings
12 oz cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined), roughly cut or kept whole
2 large Haas avocados, diced
3 roma tomatoes, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 1/2 cups cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 3 lemons
Juice of 3 limes
2 tbsp EVOO
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp sea salt
1. In a large bowl, add tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, shrimp, lemon juice and EVOO and combine.
2. Add the avocado, lime juice, salt and pepper and carefully combine.
3. Chill ceviche in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.