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Ceviche

In prior posts I have explored how there is a popular perception that something might be “the national dish” of a particular country, when in reality there is usually not any official designation. That having been said, the national dish of Peru (not really, but play along) is Ceviche.

Ceviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

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This method of preparing shellfish and other seafood in acid (typically lemon and/or lime juice) is centuries old and practiced around the world.

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Use fresh limes as you are likely to have stronger acidity.

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Making the salsa.

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Adding the ceviche shrimp.

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These are the best tacos!

Ceviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

Servings: 6 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

Ingredients:

3 limes
1 cup chopped seeded tomato
1 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 avocado)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound cooked peeled medium shrimp
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas

Directions:

Finely grate rind from limes to measure 1 tablespoon; juice limes to measure 1/4 cup. Place rind and juice in a large bowl. Add tomato and remaining ingredients except tortillas; toss well to combine. Cover and chill for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/2 cup shrimp mixture down center of each tortilla; fold in half. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: Calories 261
Calories from fat 27 %
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 19.5 g
Carbohydrate 30.3 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 498 mg
Calcium 114 mg

Source: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/seviche-style-shrimp-avocado-tacos

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Categories: Lunch3, Main Dish 3, Mexican, Recipes, Seafood, Vegetable

Author:The Ranting Chef

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