Ceviche de Camarones (Colombian Shrimp Ceviche)

by Erica Dinho on March 17, 2009

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Ceviche de camarones Colombiano

This Ceviche de Camarones or Shrimp Ceviche is very popular on the coast of Colombia, but it is also enjoyed throughout the country. Keep this Ceviche de Camarones refrigerated until ready to serve.

Receta de Ceviche de camarones Colombia

Receta de Ceviche de camarones Colombiano



(4 Servings)

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves and Saltine crackers for serving
  • ceviche de Camarones


  1. 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 plastic bowl.
  2. Add the ketchup, lime juice, onion, cilantro, parsley, Tabasco sauce, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine all ingredients. Refrigerate and serve cold over lettuce leaves with saltine crackers.
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1 Cindy July 3, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Made this dish w/ out many adjustments and it was delicious! I put less ketchup in it than the recipe suggests to give it a lighter (not so ketchup-y) flavor. Guests loved it and several asked for the recipe. Very simple to make.


2 Erica July 3, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Thank you so much for your feedback.


3 Adriana January 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

I’ve made colombian ceviche before and I use red onion instead of yellow onion. Great flavor!


4 Sandy June 22, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I usually do this as an hors d’oeuvre and use cocktail shrimp so it’s easier to serve on the crackers, also with red onions and no ketchup. Cant wait to try it with the Tabasco though…


5 Chris October 11, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Yea I’m thinking the same no ketchup, too sugary for me all that high fructose corn syrup in everything is no good. I too would change for red onions instead of yellow.

Also would this be a similar recipe for Ceviche Mixto? I would like to do a mixto for my wife and I, as we love seafood, shrimp, fish, lobster bits etc, but I don’t think it’s served the same way right?


6 Robinson January 25, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Im colombian this dish is delicioso , would not change a thing


7 Jairo Galan June 18, 2011 at 10:03 PM

I’m original from Colombia, i just add white wine, and the result was incredible.


8 Theresa August 27, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Great recipes! Reminds me of my dear mother in law who taught me so many delicious Colombian recipes…….


9 Jennifer March 4, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Omg! Im Colombian and you NEEED the ketchup! It doesnt taste like ketchup when its all combined! Its helps give the sauce a certain flavor! yum. Im hungry now!


10 Erica Dinho March 4, 2014 at 7:50 AM

I agree with you! :)


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