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How To Make Shrimp Cocktail Ecua Style (ceviche)

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This is a delicious and easy cocktail that could be done either with shrimp or clams.
Ingredients
  Shrimp 280 Gram, peeled, deveined (retain the shell)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Red onion 1⁄2 Small, thinly sliced
  Lime 3 Small, juiced
  Orange 1⁄2 Medium, juiced
  Tomatoes 1⁄2 Medium, chopped finely
  Cilantro 1 Bunch (100 gm), minced
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Ketchup 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. BROTH: In a pot, pour water and add the retained shells.
2. Bring it to boil and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
3. Strain the liquid and discard the shells. Set aside.
4. In a bowl, put the sliced onions and pour the lime juice, mix and set aside for 30 minutes.
5. Prepare the other ingredients according to the list.

MAKING
6. In the pot, pour the strained broth and add the cleaned shrimps.
7. Bring it to boil and cook till it turns pink (do not overcook).
8. In a bowl, add the shrimp with the broth.
9. Add the marinated onions and the lime juice, tomatoes, cilantro, orange juice, vegetable oil and ketchup (if using).
10. Season with salt and stir to mix well.

SERVING
11. In a serving bowl, serve the ceviche with crispy bread or as it is.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Ecuadorian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Assembled
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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