Summer Ceviche

Beaches, Sand, Fishing, a Cold Beer, and Ceviche....

Possibly no other dish says summer in Florida quite as well as Ceviche.

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When the temperatures are pressing the top of the thermometer and your shirt is soaked with sweat just thinking about walking from the car to inside, it's time to fix a meal that requires little or no prep and DEFINITELY no stove or oven! We made this Ceviche last week for a simple and light dinner. I prepped it at lunchtime and it was perfect! I enjoyed the textures of several different fish to keep it interesting, and the fresh citrus flavors with the clean tang of cilantro screamed summer lovin' to my tastebuds... ENJOY!

Ingredients:

2 pounds fish or shrimp* (I used grouper, tuna, and shrimp, but I would've loved some little pieces of salmon in there!)

3 Limes

3/4-1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice (or the 100% OJ in a bottle is fine)

1 Cup Grape Tomatoes, halved or quartered (Cherry Tomatoes work but I like the sweetness of the grape tomatoes)

1/4 Purple Onion, finely chopped

Cilantro, chopped

Salt and Pepper

Lettuce Leaves (I used romaine because it's what I had and it's crunchier than bibb)

Avocado.... LOTS

Sriracha

Rice, optional

Directions:

1. Peel and De-vein shrimp, if needed. Cut all fish/shrimp into bite size pieces. I think smaller is better.

2. Juice the limes right into the bowl and add the OJ until all the fish is covered.

3. Add the tomatoes, onion, and a bunch of Cilantro. Plus, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Cover and let stand in fridge at least 2 hours but 4 is even better!

5. To serve, slice the avocado and place in the lettuce leaves. Drizzle with Sriracha. Add a bit of rice if you like (Jasmine rice is my fave). Top with Ceviche, wrap it up, and enjoy!!