You guys. It’s almost that time of year—the time of year when that thing happens on the TV. And everyone freaks out about it and gets super excited. It has something to do with football.
Oh yes, the Super Bowl. Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not the biggest football fan. Although, I must say, since I watched all 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights in the past few months, I’ve developed a respect for the game. And Tim Riggins. For those of you who don’t know who Tim Riggins is, I’m sorry. He’s basically the most gorgeous man on earth. Anyways.
Let’s talk food. Football food. My friends (and Tasty Kitchen members) Three Many Cooks always have fun and tasty recipes, so when I came across a Shrimp Ceviche Dip with avocados, I knew I had to make it! (If this amazing dish sounds familiar, it’s because it was part of Pam’s Day of Deliciousness over at the ranch.)
Let’s get started, shall we?
Shrimp! Peeled, de-veined, and shells removed.
Throw them in a pot/pan of boiling water and cook them for a few minutes until they are cooked through.
Remove the shrimp from the skillet and lay them on a paper towel to absorb the water. I seasoned them a bit with some lime juice and salt just for good measure. It was the right thing to do!
Give them a rough chop, so they are cut into bite-sized pieces.
Chop up some cucumber too and throw the shrimp and cucumber into a bowl.
Next comes the avocado! Cut it into a similar size as the shrimp and cucumber and add it to the bowl.
Same with the green onions!
Once all that is in the bowl, add in some ketchup. If ketchup’s not your thang, you can totally use salsa instead. I made it both ways and both ways were delish! One tastes more like a tradition shrimp cocktail, and then other more of a Mexican ceviche.
Add some Tabasco sauce for kick. I used the chipotle Tabasco because it’s my all time fav!
I added a little extra because I wanted a kick.
Throw in some freshly squeezed lime juice and a touch of olive oil. Give it a good toss to combine. Taste it and adjust salt if you need more, and then it’s go time!
Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!
A huge thank you to Pam, Maggy, and Sharon from the incredible food blog Three Many Cooks for such a fun game day recipe!
A seafood dip packed with fresh Mexican-style flavors.
- 2 pounds Cooked Salad Shrimp, Halved If Larger Than A Small Dice
- 1 Medium Seedless Cucumber, Cut Into Small Dice
- 2 Avocados, Cut Into Small Dice
- 8 Medium Scallions, Sliced Thin
- ⅔ cups Chopped Fresh Cilantro
- 1 cup Ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons Tabasco Sauce
- ½ cups Lime Juice
- ¼ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Tastes-Like-Fried Tortillas Or A Bag (16 Oz. Size) Tortilla Chips, To Serve
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Serve with Taste-Like-Fried Tortillas or tortilla chips for dipping.
Makes 1 heaping quart.
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pricila on 1.22.2013
this should be named shrimp cocktail dip. yikes, real ceviche is so much more than this.
Jayne | Tenacious Tinkering on 1.21.2013
I love shrimp but with avocado? I’m amazed. It’s like shrimp guacamole.
ernie mcdonald on 1.21.2013
cooked…..uncooked….parboiled….i luv this snack for football and beyond..
Erika (TK) on 1.21.2013
While the typical ceviche is indeed cooked in citrus juice, Ecuadorian ceviche typically uses shrimp, is often par-boiled in water (a practice that apparently began after a cholera outbreak), and uses ketchup for a more tomato-based sauce. Raw, cooked in citrus, or par-boiled, I like ‘em all.
Maggie of A Bitchin' Kitchen on 1.21.2013
I love that you referenced Friday Night Lights…I watched all of the seasons in a period of 3 weeks last year. It’s so addictive, and Tim Riggins is a beautiful specimen of a human being. Anyway…this dip looks incredible! I’m not a huge football fan, so I’m all about the Superbowl snacks!
Jessica on 1.21.2013
I’ve also never seen ceviche with anything resembling cocktail sauce. And if it’s supposed to taste similar to cocktail sauce then why use ketchup and hot sauce? Why not just toss with some cocktail sauce. And then rename the recipe. Boiled shrimp and red sauce is not ceviche.
Kara on 1.21.2013
It’s driving me crazy that this is a “ceviche” recipe. Ceviche is NOT cooked first. The combination of citrus juices and other acidic ingredients is what denatures the seafood. If you cook the shrimp in boiling water first, then it’s not ceviche. I
Marilyn on 1.21.2013
Ceviche is by definition raw fish ‘cooked’ in a acid such as lime juice. This is a very misleading recipe title as the shrimp is actually cooked in water.
Maria Tadic on 1.21.2013
This is such a unique dip. Looks so fresh and delicious! Great for summer get-togethers!
whatsgabycooking on 1.21.2013