Shrimp Ceviche Recipe (Ceviche de Cameron)

Shrimp Ceviche (Ceviche de Cameron) is a fresh and delicious seafood appetizer. This CEVICHE STYLE SHRIMP COCKTAIL is our favorite light and healthy appetizer for the holidays. This gorgeous seafood starter is bursting with flavor and sure to please. This Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is ULTIMATE NYE APPETIZER!

Shrimp Ceviche in a bowl

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe – A Ceviche Style Shrimp Cocktail

This Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is a twist on the classic Shrimp Cocktail

When I lived in Florida I worked at a little martini bar and restaurant and absolutely fell in love with seafood. There’s just something about living on the ocean and how shrimp, salmon, and other seafood can taste so incredibly fresh. One of my favorite dishes at the restaurant was Ceviche. It can be made with fish or shrimp and it is utterly amazing. The meat cooks in citrus juices to create a bright flavor that is second to none.

It’s healthy, amazing, and oh so pretty. This Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is a play on that kind of recipe…using orange and lime just to cook the shrimp but adding in ketchup/tomato, cilantro, and other spices to bring a shrimp cocktail flair. Instead of chopping the shrimp and creating more of a ceviche dip, we left them whole for more of a shrimp cocktail appearance. We just LOVE to have this beautiful appetizer on our holiday tables, and it’s gone in no time!

This Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is a fun spin on the classic Shrimp Cocktail!

Shrimp Ceviche in a mixing bowl

Close up on shrimp cocktail

This Shrimp Ceviche Recipe is bursting with flavor!

If you love shrimp than I’m confident you’ll be OBSESSED with this Shrimp Ceviche recipe. I remember my grandparents having traditional Shrimp Cocktail every Christmas Eve at their house. Then men would stand around it eating the shrimp until they were gone. I always thought it was so gross! Well that feeling is in the past.

I’m a huge fan now…especially when the shrimp is cooked in citrus juices. It’s just so tasty I can’t describe it in a way that does it justice. You’ll just have to try it for yourself!

Shrimp ceviche

How do you make shrimp ceviche?

Ceviche is an interesting dish. Instead of cooking the fish or shrimp on heat, shrimp ceviche is “cooked” by soaking it in lime juice. The citric acid in the lime juice is what essentially cooks the raw shrimp or fish to make it safe to eat.

Shrimp Ceviche is served cold, usually as an appetizer. This shrimp cocktail inspired dish is bursting with flavor.

Bowl full of shrimp ceviche marinating in lime juice

This Shrimp Ceviche recipe is perfect for the holiday season but also so awesome for Summer. It’s light, fresh, and delicious. Plus its SO simple and requires pretty much zero work. I hope you love it as much as we do!


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(Some people have expressed frustration over me linking to my Mom’s site rather than posting the full recipe here. I usually put the full recipe up (there are over 1000 full recipes on the site), but this recipe was special and is 100% hers, so I wanted to link to her instead so you all could be aware of her awesome blog. Hope you understand! Click either link in the paragraph above for the full recipe)
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James McNulty
The 4th ingredient on the ingredients list is a : 1/2 a large red......., sliced or minced What is this missing ingredient?
    Becky Hardin
    My apologies! It should be onion. I'm updating it now. Thanks so much for letting me know!
JD Hildreth
Hey Becky, I may be missing something but I don't think so. In the Instructions we prepare 3 separate bowls of ingredients and then the 3rd bowl disappears ( the ketchup, mustard and Cilantro) I would appreciate it if you could clarify what happens to the third bowl and when. I really enjoy your blog and the great recipes Thanks Jim Hildreth
    Becky Hardin
    Thank you Jim! So sorry about that. I just fixed it. It should be added in with the other ingredients. Happy holidays!!!
      JD Hildreth
      Thanks Happy Holidays to you too
I have a crazy question, how many servings does this make and how many calories. I want to make this for small new years eve party and Some of my guess are a little health concious. thanks :)
    Becky Hardin
    It should serve approximately 6-8 if served as an appetizer, starter. I'm not sure on the calories...for some reason my counter didnt work on this recipe. It should be pretty healthy minus the ketchup, but you could use a healthier version or a sugar free ketchup to make it that much healthier. It's a very light and fresh recipe. Hope you love it if you make it!
How much orange juice would I need if I could not squeeze 10 oranges. Recipe sounds wonderful and would like to make for Christmas Eve.
Stella Gray
I have made this many times and it is ALWAYS a hit and the recipe is ALWAYS requested. Everyone loved it and so did I.
Hello!! My son is in culinary school and made ceviche last week with haddock. I fell in love. This looks wonderful. Can't wait to make it. I'm giving him the recipe.
    Becky Hardin
    Yay! that's wonderful to have a son in culinary school, how amazing! Hope you love this recipe :)
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