Shrimp Mango Ceviche

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Ceviche is a refreshing appetizer or light meal, commonly made using raw fresh fish or shellfish marinated in fresh citrus juice that chemically "cooks" the seafood due to the citric acid found in citrus fruits. The longer the seafood sits in the marinade, the more cooked the seafood will be. In this case, the shrimp is lightly poached in salted water and then tossed together with freshly squeezed lime juice, diced mango, sliced red onion, tomatoes, jalapeños, chopped cilantro, and sea salt, creating the best-tasting Shrimp Mango Ceviche. Seeing that the shrimp is cooked before marinating, it's a great and easy option for those who don't enjoy eating raw fish or for individuals such as pregnant or nursing women who can't consume raw seafood. 


How long should ceviche be marinated?

The acidic properties of citrus juices are what "cooks" ceviche. For those who enjoy having their ceviche more on the rare side, the fish should be marinated for 5 minutes; for more of a well-done texture, the fish can be marinated for up to 20 minutes. If the fish is left in the citrus juice for too long, it will become overcooked and have an undesirable texture. 

How healthy is ceviche?

Yes, traditional ceviche is very healthy as there are no added fats in ceviche, making it low in calories and containing very few carbohydrates, resulting in a great choice. 

What is shrimp ceviche made of?

This shrimp ceviche is made using cooked and sliced shrimp, lime juice, mango, sliced red onion, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, and sea salt. 

Is ceviche healthy for diabetics?

Ceviche is an excellent choice for people with diabetes; ceviche is low in sugar and carbohydrates. If making this recipe, you may want to leave the mango toe sugar carb levels. 
Author: Jennifer Dodd
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
2 persons



Add the water and one teaspoon of sea salt to a pot on the stovetop, letting it come up to a simmer.  Add the shrimp to the water, and cook for 1 minute before removing the shrimp from the water using a slotted spoon. 
Side view of shrimp poaching in a pan of water
Place the poached shrimp onto a plate or container and into the fridge for 30 minutes until fully chilled. 
Overview of cooked shrimp cooling on a plate
Slice the shrimp lengthwise into 4 slices before adding the shrimp to a medium-sized mixing bowl, mixing it together with the rest of the ceviche ingredients.  
Overview of shrimp ceviche ingredients being mixed together in a bowl
Let the ceviche marinate for 5 minutes before serving it in a dish. 
Overview of a plate of shrimp ceviche on a table

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