Ceviche, also known as cebiche or seviche, is a popular Latin American dish. Ceviche is usually made with raw fish that is marinated in citrus juice, such as orange, lemon or lime.
We have many different variations of ceviche in Colombia. Ceviche de Pulpo (Octopus Ceviche), Ceviche de Camarones (Shrimp Ceviche), Ceviche de Pescado (Fish Ceviche), Ceviche de Camarón con Coco (Coconut Shrimp Ceviche) and this Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche), a popular dish from the Pacific region of Colombia.
Colombian-style ceviches are usually served with saltine crackers, plátanitos (plantain chips) or patacones (fried green plantain). This Ceviche de Camarones y Mango is very simple to make and if you don’t like to eat raw fish, this is the perfect ceviche for you because the shrimp is already cooked!
This Shrimp and Mango Ceviche is one of my personal favorites. It’s light and refreshing, and with just the right amount of sweetness from the mangoes and heat from the hot pepper, it will have you coming back for more!
(4 to 6 servings)
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 4 mangoes (not to ripe), peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/4 cup of orange juice
- Juice of 6 limes
- 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 habanero or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium pot, bring 4 cups of water to boil, turn off the heat, drop in the shrimp and cover. Leave the shrimp in the hot water for 1 minute. Drain off the water and place the shrimp in a large bowl.
- Soak the red onions with warm water for about 5 minutes, rinse and drain.
- Add all the ingredients to the shrimp, mix well and let it sit in the fridge for at least one hour. Serve cold with saltine crackers, patacones or plantain chips.
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