Shrimp ceviche from Panama


Though shrimp ceviche has a taste more similar to cooked seafood than raw shrimp - as it would happen with sushi - this dish is raw, the perfect treat for the sushi lover in your life.


2 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
18 lime
1 onion (medium sized, finely chopped)
1 bell pepper (red, chopped)
2 chili pepper (Jalapeno o Habanero)
6 T coriander (fresh leaves, chopped)
  hot pepper sauce (Habanero chili sauce)


  1. Squeeze limes and pour juice into a glass bowl or pan (do not use metal).
  2. Chop shrimp into 4-5 pieces depending on size.
  3. Place the shrimp, onions, red pepper, jalapenos, and parsley and/or cilantro into the glass bowl.
  4. Allow mixture to sit on the kitchen counter for up to 2 hours. Then refrigerate.
  5. Refrigeration is done when the shrimp are pink and opaque.
  6. Before serving, taste for spiciness. If not hot enough for you, add a few drops of Pepper Sauce.


Ceviche is a dish of finely sliced fish or seafood marinated in citrus fruit juice. The citric acid pickles the fish, effectively “cooking” it without heat. Ceviches originated in Peru and extended to other Central American countries, becoming also a part of their cuisine. Every country adds some favorite ingredients -cilantro, in Panama's case- to the marinade and use their local fish and seafood as base.

Ceviche can be an appetizer or served as main course. Serve with cracker and salad on the side.

Ingredients, metric  
1 kg     shrimp, peeled and deveined  
1½ dozen    limes  
1   medium onion, chopped  
1   red bell pepper, chopped finely  
2-3   jalapeno or habanero peppers, chopped finely  
6-8 Tbs    parsley and/or cilantro, chopped  
  Habanero pepper sauce  

Nutrition facts

Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving      
Calories   328.46  
Calories From Fat (8%)   26.98  
    % Daily Value
Total Fat 3.11g   5%  
Saturated Fat 0.72g   4%  
Cholesterol 414.38mg   138%  
Sodium 487.53mg   20%  
Potassium 857.71mg   25%  
Carbohydrates 38.14g   13%  
Dietary Fiber 9.95g   40%  
Sugar 8.24g      
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g      
Net Carbohydrates 28.19g      
Protein 47.45g   95%  
4 servings
Total time
3 hours