Citrus Ceviche With Shrimp and Scallops

"This is a twist on a Emeril Lagasse recipe from 2005. Recipe is healthy, flavorful, and easy to prepare. My family doesn't like "hot" stuff, so this recipe is mild. That being said, feel free to add serrano chiles or jalapeno peppers to your taste. I made about 4 different ceviches the other day for taste testing (yes, my husband is spoiled) and this was our favorite. NOTE: I have made this several times since the original posting and wanted to post a quick update. Feel free to sub sweet bell pepper (diced) for the cucumber. Also add salt and lemon pepper to taste at the end AFTER it is "cooked". I usually let mine "cook" for 6 hours, not the 3 recommended."
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Ready In:
3hrs 45mins




  • In a medium-sized stainless steel or clear glass bowl, place lemon, lime and orange juices.
  • Stir in the shrimp, scallops, cucumber and red onion. If you are adding chiles or peppers, add them now as well.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours. The shrimp and scallops should have turned white (from opaque) meaning that the citrus juices have "cooked" them.
  • 30 minutes prior to serving, remove from the fridge and stir in the tomato, avocado, chopped cilantro, and olive oil.
  • Serve in martini glasses with saltine crackers on the side if you want to be fancy, otherwise just put the bowl out with a few spoons and a whole bunch of saltine crackers and tortilla chips and let everyone dig in!
  • To serve, divide the ceviche between 6 chilled martini glasses.

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  1. Galley Wench
    Made last night for guest and they loved it! We do like 'hot stuff' so I added a little more red onion, a minced jalapenos, and a small chipotle in adobo sauce. (May have 'kicked it up"' a bit to much, but it was good!) Instead of cucumber I added a little diced jicama for real crunch! Made for ZWT5 Family Picks, Mexico
  2. Fayster
    Great recipe!! I served it for a small group a few weeks ago and am making it for 4th of July today. I bought HEB (TX grocery) Mild pico de gallo - all the onions, cilantro, etc all made up already (lazy cook syndrome). I drained it before adding to bowl. Used Cod as we were having shrimp as another part of the meal. Used the citrus as in the recipe and added a home-grown cucumber and marinated for about 5 hours. <br/><br/>Started out using tortilla chips but really liked it better on saltines. Had it out as an appetizer and then took the bowl to the table for dinner and added some avocado slices to everyone's plate to put it on. It got rave reviews.
  3. susie cooks
    This is really tasty! I added a jalapeno also. I love the addition of orange juice. Served this with tortilla chips. Made for ZWT 5.
  4. acm6404
    I used jalepeno, garlic and increased the amount of cilantro. Pretty yummy stuff.



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