Faux Mixed Ceviche

Faux Mixed Ceviche

Mixed Ceviche, Patty Cake’s Pantry style, is very simple to prepare.  Do you remember my cheater’s salsa recipe?  This mixed ceviche recipe is very similar because it is made with several cheats.  In spite of this, my “homemade” mixed ceviche is always well received by my guests.   It doesn’t matter if it’s New Year’s Eve or Superbowl Sunday, this mixed ceviche, served with crunchy tortilla chips, is always one of the first things to be devoured when I set out the appetizers at any get together.

Faux Mixed CevicheIf you’re uncomfortable “cooking” raw seafood with lemon juice, this recipe is for you.    This recipe is made simple by the use of small, pre-cooked, salad shrimp, 300-500 per pound, from the frozen food section, and surimi (a.k.a. imitation crab).   Don’t be fooled, though, there’s no sacrificing flavor.

What will you need to make this recipe?

From the Pantry:

  • salsa

From the Refrigerator:

  • lime
  • Roma tomato
  • cilantro
  • green onions
  • surimi

From the Freezer:

  • cooked bay or salad shrimp (300-500/pound)

Faux Mixed CevicheThis faux mixed ceviche isn’t just an amazing appetizer.  It also makes a light and refreshing summer dinner.  It’s delicious served atop a crispy tostada shell and topped with shredded cabbage,  slices of avocado, and drizzled with a creamy sour cream dressing. (My  Mexican friends insist you should spread the tostada shell with Mayonnaise before putting on the ceviche, but Baker’s Man doesn’t feel the need for mayonnaise on these.)

Faux Mixed CevicheWe really love our cheater’s recipe for Mixed Ceviche, and we hope you’ll love it, too.    Preparing good tasting food for your family and friends doesn’t need to be complicated.   If you don’t confess, no one will know that you cheated.   Just let the prepared ceviche sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow all of the flavors to fully come together.

Give this recipe for Mixed Ceviche a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Faux Mixed Ceviche
Recipe type: Appetizer or Entree
Cuisine: Southwest
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
This recipe is a cheater's version of ceviche which is made from ingredients that are readily available at your local market. If you're uncomfortable cooking raw seafood with lemon juice, this recipe is for you. Cook's Notes: Use your favorite salsa as the base for this recipe. Use the small shrimp for this, so you don't have to do much chopping. We use frozen pre-cooked shrimp that have 300-500 per pound. You can add ½ of cucumber that's been peeled, seeded, and chopped, too.) The total cost of the recipe is $6.07 or about $0.76 per serving.
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar Salsa (I chose Medium) ($1.59)
  • 1 large Roma Tomato, diced ($0.20)
  • 4 green onions, sliced ($0.40)
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped ($0.25)
  • ½ cup cooked bay, or salad, shrimp ($2.00)
  • ½ cup surimi (imitation crab) ($1.48)
  • Juice from 1 lime ($0.25)
  1. Thaw frozen shrimp. (Place in fridge overnight, or place the amount of shrimp you need into a plastic bag and place the sealed bag in a bowl of cold water.)
  2. Prepare Vegetables by chopping and slicing, and place in 5 - 6 cup capacity bowl.
  3. Chop surimi and separate it into smaller, bite sized pieces.
  4. Add shrimp and surimi to bowl with vegetables.
  5. Add Salsa to the bowl.
  6. Squeeze lime juice over salsa.
  7. Toss all of the ingredients together.
  8. Cover bowl and store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  9. Serve with tortilla chips or on a tostada shell.

Faux Mixed CevicheNutrition Information is for approximately 1/2 cup of the Faux Mixed Ceviche served without chips.  (The nutritional information for your chips is on the back of the bag.)

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.4g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 9mg
Sodium 703mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.4g
Dietary Fiber 1.6g
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 4.6g
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 6%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%

Disclaimer:  Nutritional information is calculated using online tools such as those available at cronometer.com or verywellfit.com.  We make every attempt to ensure that this information is calculated correctly, but this information should be considered estimates.   Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.  In addition, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition-fact sources, databases and the algorithms used.   You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful.  Under no circumstances will PattyCakesPantry.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. Faux Mixed Ceviche

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