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Javi's Really Real Mexican Ceviche Recipe
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Javi's Really Real Mexican Ceviche

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"This recipe is one of my family's favorites. It can be served on corn tostadas or with corn chips as a meal or as an appetizer, as it is normally served in most authentic Mexican restaurants. Goes best with cold beer! Don't forget the hot sauce."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a large glass or ceramic bowl, gently toss the shrimp and scallops with the lime juice and lemon juice. Mix in onion, cucumber, tomato, jalapeno, serrano, cilantro, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cover bowl, and chill ceviche 1 hour in the refrigerator, until shrimp and scallops are opaque.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2008

This dish came out fantastic. I only gave it 4 stars instead of five because I think the measurements are a bit off in this recipe. For instance, I served 12 people on easter with using 2 1/2 lbs shrimp (4 seemed Way too much), 2 cucumber, 1 lb immitation crab (instead of scallops), and 1 large onion. This made so much that I had a hard time finding a bowl to hold it. It was hit at our feast and everyone had some; as well many went for seconds. I still had nearly half a bowl of leftovers! (which is fine by me :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2009

This was a complete waste of expensive seafood. It takes a whole lot longer than 1 hour for the shrimp and scallops to "cook" in the lime juice and since I listened to this recipe they never fully finished since everything else was already added. This recipe might work if you get pre-cooked seafood, but if you don't then you have to soak the seafood overnight in just lime juice before adding everything else. The 1 hour is very misleading and inaccurate.

Sep 13, 2007

I made this for a potluck sort of affair, and it was well-received. I used one lb shrimp, one lb scallops, and one lb haddock loins (I'm a poor college kid, I can't afford $50 worth of fish), but kept the veggies the same. To facilitate eating with chips, I chopped up the fish to about the size of a fingernail. We ate this with globs of sour cream and guacamole, and some people even took some home. I made wraps out of the leftovers for lunch and dinner today, and I still have leftovers! This serves waaaay more people than I was expecting. The only problem is that it isn't as good the next day.

Mar 05, 2007

So good! We have ceviche (made from my grandmother's recipe) every summer, served in martini or margarita glasses, of course, and Javi's recipe is the real thing. It's low-cal, too, which makes it even better. Highly recommended.

Mar 20, 2007

I've been looking for a good ceviche recipe and all I had to see was the picture to know this was the one. I am from the Sonoran Mex area and this is the closest thing I've found to what they serve in resturants in that area. Thank You

Jul 20, 2009

We used 2 lbs shrimp and 3 lbs talapia to cut on cost, but other than that we followed the recipe and loved it. We cut the shrimp and fish into smaller than bite sized pieces before adding the lime and lemon juice, so it cooked very quickly, an hour was more than adequit. We brought this to a party, hoping to munch on left overs for dinner and came home with an empty bowl.

May 16, 2005

This is a great recipe for those summertime picnics/BBQ's. I made it this past weekend and everyone could not stop raving about it!!! I highly recommend this treat!!

Aug 17, 2008

Loved this and it was a big hit at the bunco party I took it to. The shrimp cookedd within a couple of hours in the lime juice so it was fine. Next time, I will leave the cucumber in big chunks, just a personal preference, and I'm thinking of adding avocado chunks. The flavors though as is in this recipe are fantastic. Thanks to Javi for making me look good ;-)


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 253 mg
  • 84%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 35.1 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 859 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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