Ceviche - Fish And/Or Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Healthy and terribly yummy. I always love sampling ceviche at farmers' markets, but can't justify spending $6 - $8 for a small tub. Making it yourself at home is not difficult, and much more budget-friendly.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 793.78 g tilapia fillets (chopped into small cubes. or 1 3/4 lbs substitute shrimp or 1 3/4 lbs use a combination of fish and ) or 793.78 g other white fish (chopped into small cubes. or 1 3/4 lbs substitute shrimp or 1 3/4 lbs use a combination of fish and )
  • 29.58 ml garlic, chopped
  • 2 peeled shallots, finely chopped
  • 29.58 ml green onions, chopped (both white and green parts)
  • 2 seeded roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 14.79 ml cilantro leaf, chopped
  • 22.18 ml hot sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 4.92 ml salt
  • 2.46 ml pepper
  • 118.29 ml fresh lime juice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Store in a covered glass or plastic container, lime juice should cover all ingredients; if not, add more lime juice. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. When done, the seafood should be totally opaque. Stir before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or (my favorite way) chop avocado and place in a dish. Spoon ceviche on top of avocado.
Most Helpful

4 5

Very good ceviche, but I agree with Zurie -- 1/2 cup of the lime juice definitely isn't enough to cover everything. I think I needed about 8 limes-worth of juice to properly cover the fish. I also upped the jalapeno (1/2 a pepper would've been okay with me, but it never would've been spicy enough for DH). I used some fresh halibut for the fish, and I also added some diced cucumber (DH's preference in ceviches). I served this with sliced avocado, saltines, and Valentina hot sauce on the side. DH was a very happy camper for dinner last night, thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2013

4 5

Oh wow, this is a 5 star ceviche!! Only problem was -- 1/2 cup lime juice wasn't nearly enough to cover the ingredients! I added considerably more lime plus lemon juice. I used a fat ripe tomato from my veggie garden. Did not have jalapenos, but used a pickled cayenne pepper. We love fish, and I'd eat all fish raw if I could!! Tilapia is unknown here except near inland lakes, but I used a fillet of a fresh-off-the-boats white-fleshed ocean fish of the kob family. (South African coast here). Maybe you should check out the amount of lime juice in the recipe. Thanks for posting!