Delicious Coconut Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

I would never have thought of combining shrimp, coconut and grapefruit in one dish but that is exactly what this coconut shrimp ceviche recipe does, and the result is divine!

I was inspired to make this recipe from the book “Simple Stunning Parties at Home: Recipes, Ideas and Inspirations for Creative Entertaining” by Karen Bussen.

I modified the recipe as shown below:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound  (approximately 90-100) shrimp, peeled, cooked, with the tails removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 to 1.5 grapefruits roughly chopped into sections, peel removed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • If shrimp is frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge.
  • Remove tails (if present) by gently prying off. You could also use a knife but you may lose some of the shrimp left inside the tail.
  • Extract juice from lemons (approximately 3 to 4) into a small bowl.
  • Add coconut milk to lemon juice and stir briefly to mix.
  • Cut grapefruits in half (transversely) and chop into small sections (skin removed)
  • Place shrimp in a serving dish and add grapefruit sections.
  • Pour lemon/coconut milk over the shrimp/grapefruit.
  • Chop up fresh cilantro and sprinkle over the dish.
  • Add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

What I love about this recipe:

  • Unique blend of flavors
  • Very quick and easy to make
  • Kid-friendly

Options/Modifications:

  • You can add some diced jalapenos for extra flavor.
  • You can chop up the shrimp into small pieces prior to marinading.
  • You can serve with steamed rice or on its own.
  • You can use raw shrimp and then marinade for a longer time (about 1 hour). The citrus juices of the lime/lemon will cook the shrimp.
  • Coconut milk can be quite high in saturated fat so you can select a light version with less fat if preferred.

Enjoy your delicious coconut shrimp ceviche!

 

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Coconut shrimp ceviche

 

Showing Appreciation…And Enjoying Some Delicious Honey Garlic Shrimp

Image courtesy of the cookingjar.com

Image courtesy of the cookingjar.com

Last night, I decided to cook a new recipe for my family. It was a very simple stir-fry dish consisting of shrimp, honey, soy-sauce, ginger, garlic, chives and cilantro with a side of turmeric basmati rice and steamed broccoli. My husband and kids instantly devoured it!

This morning, I found one of my husband’s pink notes (which is now stuck on the fridge where I can see it daily).

The shrimp dinner was delicious babe…I really love how well you take care of each of us…

Just a few simple words made me feel so appreciated! Sometimes in the mound of laundry, dishes, cleaning, cooking, comforting, soothing, bath-times, diapers, bedtime routines and other daily activities, you start to wonder if you are making a difference or if what you do matters. It does matter! You do make a difference!

I never tire of being told I am appreciated by my family. It is like added fuel to keep me going.

Tell someone you appreciate them today! It can make such a difference to their day!