Sunday, June 2, 2013

Summer Time Slow Cookin'

I had shrimp ceviche on our cruise and have been wanting to make it since we returned. Turns out ceviche is a very low cal, very delicious meal!!  If you're unfamiliar with ceviche it is fish cooked in salt and citrus juice.You throw everything together with the raw shrimp

and let the citrus cook it for you! its a really nice way to get a summery slow cooked meal! Here's the recipe we've come up with after two tries:

1 pound shrimp (medium) cut in half or leave whole (raw)
Half onion finely chopped
Half red pepper finely chopped
Half orange pepper finely chopped
Whole tomato diced
Half a cucumber diced
1 cup of chopped cilantro 
Quarter of a spicy pepper very finely chopped
2 limes (juiced)
2 lemon (juiced)
1 orange (juiced )
Tbsp of Splenda
Touch of cumin
Pepper to taste 
1/2 tbsp of salt 

(Optional - shredded lettuce and avocado to serve with) 

Throw everything except the lettuce and avocado in a covered bowl or ziplock bag. Marinate at least 6 hours or overnight, Turning or stirring the mixture a few times. 

To serve: put about 1/2 a handful of shredded lettuce in the bottom of a bowl. Top with 1/4 of an avocado diced. Spoon 1 cup ceviche over top making sure to get some of the dressing

1 cup of ceviche by itself = 69 calories, 9 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of fat
1 cup with 1/4 of an avocado = 194 calories, 10.5 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat

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