Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche Mariel Lewis June 22, 2013 Appetizers, Dairy Free, Fish, For the Fit, Latin American, Low Carb, Low Sugar, Nut Free, Paleo, Protein, Soy Free, Summer 6 Comments My husband and I had one of his friends from work (and his beautiful wife) over for dinner a few nights ago. We had such a good time with them! We drank wine, ate delicious food, and talked the night away. Today I’ll be sharing one of the appetizer recipes I made for them that night (my delicious Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche). We haven’t had a lot of friends over just yet, because we are still finishing up some of the last remodel projects, but we’ve had the pleasure of hosting a few people in the last few weeks and it has been a blast. Having people over is one of my favorite things to do (hubby likes it lots too), because making our home look pretty, deciding on a menu, and cooking/baking things for our friends is oh-so-much-fun to me. The other day, one of my friends from Ecuador and her boyfriend were passing by Boise while driving back from City of Rocks. They were on their way to my friend’s brother’s graduation in Oregon (she came to the US briefly to rock climb, camp and be there for her brother) and they stayed with us for one night. It was so great to see her, as it had been a while since we saw each other last, and to have a nice long chat about life over food and drinks. Preston and I adore being with people and highly enjoy creating long-lasting memories with them. That’s what life is all about, isn’t it? There is nothing like sharing your time, attention and love with God’s people; and when you do that, you feel completely satisfied. That’s how I see it. Do any of you feel the same way? If so, go on and share love with others! Invite some people over or plan a fun day at the park (taking Paleo snacks of course)…show ‘em you care. 😉 Get the full recipe here! 6 Responses Coach Rollie June 24, 2013 Ceviche is one of my favorite hight protein, healthy meals. This recipe is awesome! Mariel Lewis November 3, 2013 Me too! It’s so refreshing isn’t it?! Hope you like this recipe. Tamika July 16, 2013 Oh, wow…my mouth is watering. My husband took me to Guayaquil to meet the family last month for my birthday. We also spent 2 days in Esmeraldas, and spent a day on the beach in Atacames. The ceviche I had on the beach was AMAZING! I was watching the woman as she made it and I remember thinking “Ketchup?! Mustard?! What the WHAT?” But when I ate it…yum! Your recipe is the closest one to what I recall her using to prepare the dish. Can’t wait to make this! Thanks! Mariel Lewis November 3, 2013 Hi Tamika! Exactly! I try and make it JUST like they do in Atacames! My family and I used to go to the beach every summer really close to Atacames and their ceviches thee are such a staple! Make this recipe and you’ll feel like you’re right back in Ecuador! <3 Claire December 30, 2013 What’s the best way to juice 15 limes? I just made a chicken dish that called for juicing (and zesting) 4 lemons and my arms were exhausted then! I can’t imagine doing 15! Are you better off trying to peel them and put them through a juicer or just cut them in half and squeeze them by hand? Mariel Lewis January 1, 2014 Hi Claire! I hear ya! I find it best to cut them in half and then use a citrus squeezer to extract the juice (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/chefn-citrus-juicer-press/). If you don’t have a citrus squeezer, I highly recommend getting one; they are fairly inexpensive and they serve wonders in the kitchen. Happy juicing!