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The Kitchn: I make this shrimp ceviche whenever it’s too hot to cook

Sheela Prakash and Jan Valdez, on

When the heat of summer sets in I just want to eat meals that will cool me down. My relationship with soups, stews, and basically anything that comes out of the oven is on hold for these next few months. I prefer easy summer dinners that come together quickly when I don’t feel like cooking.

Needless to say, this shrimp ceviche is on heavy rotation. The shrimp are gently poached first, then marinated in freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice with ripe summer tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño, and fresh cilantro. Add creamy, diced avocado right before serving. It’s tangy and refreshing, perfect for those hot summer days.

Serve the shrimp ceviche with homemade tostadas, crunchy plantain chips, or tortilla chips for scooping. Don’t forget to make pitcher margaritas and invite some friends over! Here’s how to make the best (and easiest) shrimp ceviche.

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We cook the shrimp for this ceviche, which means you don’t have to worry as much about obtaining the freshest raw shrimp possible, which can be a challenge depending on where you live and what’s easily accessible.

Easy Shrimp Ceviche

Serves 4 to 6

1 pound peeled and deveined raw medium shrimp, thawed if frozen


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