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Bahamians inspired shrimp ceviche by ZivileDifficulty: Easy
Whenever we want to remember the feeling of our most romantic trip to Bahamas where we got engaged, we make this ceviche or Bahamian rum cake (promise to share the recipe soon).
Bahamians make a conch (pronounces konk) salad, which looks like ceviche and it’s super super delicious. They use a fresh conch, straight out of the see, lots of green bell peppers, onions, lime juice. It would sound like a simple ceviche, but.. they add a fresh orange juice and even orange flesh. It changes the whole thing. It’s so refreshing, delicious and I even would say addictive.
Btw.. If you ever in Caribbeans and would like to try some aphrodisiac, here are some facts:
The aphrodisiac of the Caribbean
Today, one particular piece of this gastropod is known as “Bahamian Viagra.” The “pistol,” thought by some to be the sea creature’s male genitalia, is actually an appendage found on both male and female conch. … In fact, it’s enjoyed across the Caribbean for reported aphrodisiac effects.
Let’s get back to shrimp and shrimp ceviche.
2.2 lb. or 1 kg of fresh peeled and deveined
1 cup of lime juice (approximately 15-25 limes)
1 cup of orange juice and some flesh cut in pieces (approximately 3 medium oranges)
3-4 tomatoes diced, seeds removed
3-4 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber, diced
1/2 medium red onion, finely minced
1 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves and steams (they are a good crunchy addition and has lots of flavor)
1 chili pepper, seeds removed. If you like more spicy, leave the seeds.
Salt to taste (I use around 1/2 of teaspoon of sea salt)
2 avocados diced, to top it off, when you serve
Let’s make it
- Chop the shrimp in a small pieces. Something like that.
- Squeeze lime juice and add to the shrimp. Mix well and put in a refrigerator for minimum of 30 min, max over night to “cook” the shrimp in a juice.
- Chop the vegetables, cilantro, add orange juice, flesh, salt and mix with the shrimp. You can serve it right away or make it an hour or so in advance. I like to top it with some sprouts and avocado.
- Serve and enjoy!