BC Spot Prawn Ceviche
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- Ready In:
- 1 lb (2 to 3 dozen) ultra-fresh bc spot prawns, peeled and diced (see Cook's Note)
- 3 -4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped chives or 3 tablespoons scallions
- 1 tablespoon fine sea salt, plus more if needed
- 1 tablespoon roughly ground fresh black pepper, plus more if needed
- 3 limes or 2 lemons, juice of, plus more if needed
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced (about 2 tablespoons) or 1 tablespoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1 small yellow bell pepper, halved, seeded, white fibers removed and diced
- 1⁄2 English cucumber, diced
- 1⁄2 small shallot, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk (optional)
- 1 Hass avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
- fine sea salt
- roughly ground fresh black pepper
- 1 lime or lemon, halved
For the ceviche:
- Add the prawns, olive oil, chives, salt, pepper, lime juice, jalapenos, bell peppers, cucumbers, shallots and coconut milk if using to a large bowl and toss to combine. Let marinate until the prawns are pale and firm to the touch, 5 to 10 minutes. Season to taste with more sea salt, pepper and lime juice if needed.
For the avocado:
- Place the avocado halves in a small bowl and lightly smash. Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice.
- Turn the ceviche out onto a large platter or place in a large bowl next to the avocado. Serve family-style, with wontons, chips, crackers or wafers.
- Serving suggestions: crispy wontons, corn chips, crackers or wafers (make sure they are simply flavored so the flavor of the BC Spot Prawns comes through).
- The BC Spot Prawn season starts in May and runs through June; frozen BC Spot Prawns are available year-round. Halibut, scallops or albacore tuna can all be used in place of BC Spot Prawns.
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