Shrimp Mango Ceviche Recipe

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Side View of shrimp ceviche on a place with tortilla chips and slices of lime

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. 

 

As mentioned earlier, this shrimp mango ceviche recipe is an excellent starter. Traditionally, it is served alongside dishes like tostadas, tostones, tortillas, or tacos.

Some of the dishes that you may want to consider serving alongside your ceviche include Black Bean TostadasAir Fryer Chicken Quesadillas, or even something like Beef Chimichangas.

All the dishes mentioned above have somewhat crunchy textures, which perfectly complement the softer nature of the shrimp mango ceviche.

You can also consider simply using this ceviche recipe as a light side for any normal meal. Whether that’s a delicious Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter or something meat-free like Vegan Lentil Meatballs, your family is bound to love these combinations.

  • Shrimp - You simply can’t have a shrimp mango ceviche without including shrimp. These tasty treats are the backbone of this dish and make the whole thing come together. You can choose to opt for already cleaned and de-veined shrimp to make things easier, but we’d recommend buying them as fresh as possible.
  • Sea Salt - Sea salt plays a two-part role in this dish. Not only does it provide the saltiness you need to balance the flavors, but it also adds another layer of mineral content. Sea salt offers a range of minerals and micronutrients that may not be present in other salt types. 
  • Limes - In this case, the limes give our shrimp ceviche with mango a tasty zing and depth of flavor. Additionally, the citric acid in the lime juice typically fulfills the additional role of cooking the seafood (in this recipe, the shrimp is pre-cooked). You can, of course, play around with different types of limes till you find the flavor that you prefer.
  • Mango - This ceviche with tropical ingredients relies on the sweet, tangy flavor of the mango to complete the flavor profile. The mango also offers a contrast to the sour notes of the limes.
  • Red Onion - The red onion adds a lovely crunchy texture to this dish while having a subtle, distinct flavor that yellow and white onions often lack.
  • Roma Tomato - Unlike large slicer tomatoes, Roma tomatoes are far juicer and have a firm but succulent flesh. The tomatoes add a lovely bit of sweetness to this mango shrimp ceviche and enhance the overall texture of the dish.
  • De-seeded Jalapeño - The de-seeded jalapeño in this shrimp and mango ceviche adds a little bit of punch without making it too hot to handle. With most peppers, the heat is concentrated in the seeds. By removing the seeds, you make the pepper much milder. You can play with jalapeños of different ripeness levels to see how the flavor changes. 
  • Cilantro Leaves - Cilantro leaves help to complete this dish in terms of flavor and texture. They provide a rich, earthy flavor that balances everything out.

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 out the mango to lower sugar carb levels.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Serves
2 persons

Ingredients

  • 10-12 (16/20) Shrimp, shells and veins removed

  • 4 cups Water, for poaching 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sea Salt 

  • 2 Limes, juiced

  • 1/2 Medium Mango, diced

  • 1/4 Red Onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 Roma Tomato, seeds removed, cut julienne

  • 1 teaspoon Jalapeños, seeds and veins removed, minced

  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro Leaves, chopped 

Instructions

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 in 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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