Shrimp ceviche

I really adore eating ceviche so I decided I would try to make some. Ceviche is a dish that originated in south America, traditionally using raw fish. The addition of lemon or lime juice would serve to kind of cook the fish. I just cannot bring myself to use raw fish in a recipe, so I got some raw shrimp, cleaned, deveined, head and tails removed. I boiled them for a few minutes with a little seasoned salt, drained them and added the other ingredients. It is chilling in my fridge now and will be ready for a cool dinner on a hot summer night.

2 pounds cooked shrimp
Juice of two fresh lemons
Two diced tomatoes
One half diced green pepper
Four green onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
One half teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients allow to chill for a couple of hours. It’s good to serve with tortilla chips.



Broiled tomatoes, anyone?

Do you like cooked tomatoes or do you think they are yucky? I tried this recipe for Cheesy tomatoes tonight. I changed a couple things… For instance I used chipotle jack cheese instead of provalone, and since I had no cooking spray, I used olive oil. They were very good! Some day when I am not on a low carb diet I think I may try adding some Italian bread crumbs to the cheese mixture.