Georgia Magazine - September 2020 - 39

Between 400 and 500 licensed
shrimp boats do most of the
commercial harvesting in
Georgia. Their territory ranges
from the coast to 8 miles offshore.

JANE F. GARVEY

EXPLOREGEORGIA.ORG

-Georgia Grown, georgiagrown.org

Shrimp ceviche is quick to make, nutritious and delicious
any time of year.

Developed by Chef Christian Perez in conjunction with
Georgia Grown, a division of the Georgia Department of
Agriculture, this ceviche dish can be varied by changing the
vegetables and fruits in it.
In South America, the dish is made by allowing citrus juices
to "cook" the pristine fresh shrimp. Here, it's impossible to know
how fresh the shrimp we buy are, so briefly cooking them is a
good plan.
Perez's original recipe uses grapefruit juice, which can
cause problems with some medicines, so it's omitted here, but
use it if you like. If you can find Mexican sour oranges, use the
juice of one or two of those, or substitute juice from Meyer
lemons if you can find them.
Other good additions include anything crisp, such as diced
red radishes, jícama (peeled and diced) or diced apples. Small
Persian cucumbers are less seedy than the more familiar sort
and seem to stand up better to the citrus juices. Toasted ground
cumin seed might make an intriguing addition. Play with it!

SHRIMP CEVICHE
1 teaspoon sea salt
Water, enough to cover shrimp
2 pounds shrimp, preferably Georgia white shrimp, deveined, peeled
(shells reserved for making stock)
Ice water
1/4 cup red onion, diced small
1 avocado, peeled, diced
1 yellow mango, peeled, diced
6-8 grape tomatoes, quartered
1 Persian cucumber, trimmed, diced small
1/4 cup celery, diced small
4 limes, juiced
4 lemons, juiced
1 orange, juiced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, ribs removed, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
Freshly ground sea salt and freshly ground black or white pepper, to
taste
1/2 cup minced cilantro leaves, for garnish
Blue corn, yellow or white tortilla chips, for serving

Place 1 teaspoon of sea salt into a small pot of water and
bring it to a boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, prepare a bowl
of ice water and set aside.
When the water is boiling, add the prepared shrimp and
cover the pot. Take it off the heat and let it stand for about
3 minutes. When the shrimp seem firm, drain them and shock
them in the ice bath. When cooled, removed the shrimp from
the ice bath and pat dry with paper towels. Cut shrimp into
small pieces.
Place the shrimp in a medium bowl and add the red onion,
avocado, yellow mango, grape tomatoes, cucumber and celery;
lime, lemon and orange juices; and jalapeño pepper. Season
to taste with freshly ground sea salt and black or white pepper.
Marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving. Serve
with cilantro and tortilla chips. Serves about 6 as an appetizer
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or 4 as a main dish.
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