My Sunday Supper team is giving ‘ All ‘moms a break ! So we have a ‘Guys can Cook’ theme for Mother’s day. Love the idea especially since I know how it feels to have my husband cook that occasional meal even if it’s slightly burnt I was looking for a daddy blogger to guest post and I asked John Willey aka Daddy’s in Charge if he would grace my blog with a recipe. He very graciously agreed and blogged his recipe for the elegant “Shrimp Ceviche” Bonus ! It is a healthy recipe which fits with the theme of my blog and you only have to see the look on his wife’s face (pictured below) to gauge how delish the recipe is ! If you’re not already following him on twitter or his blog, you should. He has a humorous, down to earth lego themed blog called Daddy”s In Charge . Now over to John .
Let’s face it dinner time can be a very stressful time, there are just too many people to please. I know in my house dinner is usually a smorgasbord and I know that is wrong. The kids should eat what I make blah, blah, blah. I get all that. Sometimes though things have to be done to make the wife happy. When the wife is happy, daddy is usually happy if you catch what I am saying. This recipe is actually a pretty simple one that requires no actual cooking, some might not like this style of “cooking”, but I have found that the misses is much nicer to me when I make this dish.
The first ingredient is obviously shrimp. I usually use two pounds of raw shrimp. Make sure that you remove all of the stuff that you would normally not eat, like tails and rise other things that hang off of them.
Next you need to squeeze enough limes to make around 3/4 cup of juice. Makes sure that you have no open wounds or this will be a tortuous process. I have found out the hard way, it’s pretty painful.
Pour that juice over the shrimp in a medium to large bowl and let that sit aside for about five minutes until it gets a little opaque.
In the meantime you are going to chop five Roma tomatoes and one medium to large onion. I know in the picture I have two that’s only because I thought I had a bigger onion on hand, which I clearly did not.
A reminder, make sure you have all of the ingredients to make this dish before you make it.Also while you are doing this you will finely chop one big bunch of cilantro. It usually yields about had a 1/2 cup which is perfect.Once that is done mix it all together and put in the refrigerator for about an hour. The lime juice will actually “cook” the shrimp. I know that sounds kind of strange but it works.
While you are waiting you can chop up an avocado which will be added right before you serve this dish. Do not mix it in as the person eating this dish will take care if that.
For sake of pictures I served this dish up in a wine glass, I know that doesn’t make much sense, but I was looking for Martini glasses which would have been much cooler. Everything is cooler in a martini glass, think James Bond. Now that the dish is done hand it over to your wife and watch her go crazy. You my friend should be in for an enjoyable evening.
Thanks John for that detailed awesome recipe Can’t wait to try it out ! Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the moms out there !
About the author
John is a former New York City News Photographer turned stay at home dad. He spends his days juggling two young boys and a mountain of Legos. He and his boys antics are captured in the wildly entertaining blog Daddy’s in Charge? Follow him on Twitter @daddysincharge.