Ceviche Recipe: The Ultimate Guide to Making Perfect Ceviche

This comprehensive guide provides everything you need to know to make the perfect ceviche, including ingredients, preparation methods, cooking times, and tips and tricks.

Ceviche is a classic South American dish made from fresh raw fish that is marinated in lime juice. The acid from the lime “cooks” the fish, giving it a firm texture and a bright, tangy flavor. This dish is typically served with tortilla chips or tostadas, and can be made with a variety of different types of fish. In this recipe, we’ll be using shrimp as the main protein.


  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Begin by peeling and deveining the shrimp. Cut the shrimp into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Pour the lime juice over the shrimp and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. While the shrimp is marinating, chop the onion, tomato, jalapeno, avocado, and cilantro and add them to the bowl with the shrimp.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for an additional 15 minutes.

Tips and Tricks

  • For the best flavor, use fresh, high-quality shrimp and freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • If you like your ceviche with a bit of heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeno pepper.
  • You can also add diced mango or papaya to the ceviche for a touch of sweetness.
  • For a vegetarian option, replace the shrimp with diced firm tofu.


Ceviche is a simple, yet delicious dish that is perfect for a summer day. With just a few ingredients and a bit of refrigeration time, you can enjoy the bright flavors of this classic South American dish in no time. Serve with tortilla chips or tostadas and enjoy!

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