Friday, May 20, 2011

Shrimp Ceviche & Mango De Gallo

I made this for dinner tonight, it's called Shrimp Ceviche. I found it from the blog I Love Feta Cheese. It was really delicious and super easy to make and it only takes about 5 minutes to throw together!
(My dad brought this shrimp back with him fresh from the coast of Florida.)

Shrimp Ceviche

1 lb of shrimp (around ~ 40 shrimps), cooked. I buy them frozen and cooked from Whole Foods.
2 lemons
2 limes
2 small tomatoes
1/2 an avocado
1/4 cup, or 1 handful, of chopped cilantro
sea salt and pepper to taste
drizzle of EVOO

Start by rinsing frozen shrimp to defrost and take tails off. Chop tomato and avocado into about 1 inch pieces and add to shrimp. Top everything with the juice of  lime,  lemon, some chopped cilantro, a drizzle of EVOO, sea salt and pepper. So easy and delicious!!

*You can also chop these ingredients up real fine and serve it as a dip or a topping.

Mango De Gallo

You make this just like Pico De Gallo, except you use mango instead of tomatoes.

Mango De Gallo:
Red onion
Lime juice

I put the Mango De Gallo on my scrambled eggs this morning. Oh so yum.
I thought I had some blue corn chips here I was going to finish off the rest of it with and when I went to get them, they were nowhere to be found! Guess I ate them, don't you hate it when that happens? Anyway, I am sure they would be great with chips.

My garden is really taking off with all this rain we've had. I sure am glad I planted the rows down hill this year or they probably wouldn't  have survived.  It's been rainy and gloomy all week, but this weekend is suppose to clear up and get up to 80F degrees. About time! 

Just like last year, my thai basil it growing like wild fire. I already cut off a bunch of it today so I can freeze it. I  just rinsed it off under water, let dry on counter and freeze.  I can add it to soups and meals later, I really regret not freezing a bunch of it last year. This year I learned my lesson, I'm freezing as much as I can.

My Thai Basil from the garden.

I'll probably take some pics next week to show how well the garden and deck plants are doing. My tomato has almost doubled in size, I had no idea these were going to get so big, maybe it isn't such a good idea to try to grow them in pots, but they are doing fine so far.  I just know last year my tomatoes did horrible out in the garden, so I didn't want a repeat of that.

Lou and I have decided to only do our Tuesday night dinners every other week as the summer is approaching since this time of year is busier for the both of us.  It's my turn to pick and I have a yummy recipe already picked out.  Sorry for those of you that hate seafood, we seem to keep picking seafood recipes.  Seafood is one of my favorite foods on the planet. Growing up in Florida I had access to more fresh seafood there, so I just grew up on it and can't imagine ever giving it up.  My dad went on a deep sea fishing trip this year to FL and brought me back a bunch of fresh fish they caught and a bunch of fresh shrimp caught fresh that day. He froze it that day, too, so it would be the freshest it could be. It doesn't get better than that. Well, I guess me catching it and living on the coast myself WOULD be better than that, but I'm going to try not to have those daydreams! haha


ilovefetacheese said...

WOW looks DELICIOUS!!! I'm so glad you liked it :) That mango salsa looks awesome girl!

DailyGlamour said...

hummm i'm hungry

Move Laugh Aloha said...

Wow, both of those dishes look really yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipes!