The Bloody Mary. A true morning staple to only be outdone by its sexier saltier clamier sister the Caesar. If you’ve not had a Caesar it’s basically a Mary but with Clamato juice instead. Why people are weird about Clamato juice is beyond me and I’m sure equates to them being duds in the sack. Tomatoes and clams. What a happy sweet marriage of flavors. The good thing about today’s recipe is that if you don’t even want the ceviche, you can just add vodka and blamo- there’s your cocktail!
This is one of the best ceviches I’ve ever had. It’s the perfect summer appetizer. Fresh and light and packs a delightful flavor punch to your mouth.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 lb of cooked shrimp
1 1/4 cup of Clamato juice
2 limes – juice those babies
1/2 tablespoon of celery salt
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup dill pickle brine (I’m obsessed with Bubbies kosher dill pickles. They’re ineffingcredible) but any kind of dill pickle brine will work just fine
Some squirts of sriracha
1 large tomato
Ahhhhhhhkay so firstly- mix together the Clamato, pickle brine, lime juice, Worcestershire, celery salt, and sriracha to taste. You can decide your level of spice you wanna have. Follow your heart. (You’ve now made a Caesar basically- so if you wanna stop now and just add vodka- this is a judgement free zone)
Remove the tails from your skrimps, give em a toss in some water to clean em out, and then start chopping them up to little bite sized bits. A coarse chop works tres bien.
Add them to your Caesar mix and marinade for about 30 min.
Then drain them but keep some of the marinade to add back in after. A few tablespoons worth.
Add in your diced tomatoes, avocado and some more lime juice. Sprinkle with a little more celery salt (the best part of a rimmed Caesar) and add back in a few tablespoons of the marinade if it looks a bit dry. Then finish with some fresh chopping cilantro.
Welcome to heaven!!
Serve with some tortilla chips or plantain chips.
Side note: This is what happens when the optimal lighting is by a door/ on the floor. You attract guests 🙂