Faux Mixed Ceviche
Recipe type: Appetizer or Entree
Cuisine: Southwest
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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.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/appetizer/faux-mixed-ceviche/