Ceviche de camarones, in it’s potentially poisonous form!

So I didn’t win that avocado contest. But it’s all good. I hadn’t had much experience doing video before, you could see the little strings that moved the avocados, and my voice acting definitely still needs some work. But, in a way, it’s good my video didn’t make it to the next round. This is because that video had the potential to poison many many people.

See, I never considered the fact that making ceviche with shrimp might in any way be different then making it with fish. Someone pointed out to me, after the fact, that shellfish are much more likely to get contaminated then fish, and that shrimp ceviche recipes generally tell you to cook the shrimp at least partway first, if not all the way. And in my video? Ms. Spoon specifically tells everyone that you don’t have to cook the shrimp, because the citrus in the lemon and limes do it for you. Hah! I have to admit, the centers of those shrimps weren’t quite as done as they could have been. Still, I didn’t think about it too much, as I didn’t realise the higher risk of eating uncooked/undercooked shellfish. And besides, I’ve been eating raw sushi for awhile now and didn’t think shellfish were significantly different or anything.

In any case, I ate all the ceviche and didn’t die. Here’s a glorious picture as a monument to my survival:

shrimp ceviche

I had been planning on uploading the ceviche video to Youtube, but now that I know it might cause people to poison themselves, I suppose I probably shouldn’t!

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  1. thecheckoutgirl January 13, 2009 5:22 pm

    I have always had my ceviche with raw shrimp and have never gotten sick. I am from San Diego and we would walk across the border to Tijuana and consume copious amounts of it with tostadas! Man, that just made me homesick.

    Since you know so much about the food scene here, do you have any idea where in Richmond I can get pulled tea? Dying for it.

    Great blog. :-)


  2. ptocheia January 14, 2009 12:24 am

    Thanks! Well, ceviche was half-cooked shrimp is pretty dang tasty, so I don’t think I’d turn it down anytime soon even with healthy risk.

    As for pulled tea? I’d actually never heard of it before! So I google’d it, and I still have no idea where it might be found. If you haven’t been before, you should try the Asian Food Festival that gets held at the convention center around March-April, one of the restaurants that serve food there might have it!

  3. diana perez March 26, 2010 4:04 pm

    this looks delicious!!!!!
    By: Gloria =]

  4. primepapers March 24, 2017 7:20 am

    I will wait for the video on the YouTube as it looks so much amazing to copy the recipe f this dish. Our body needs this kind of healthy things because we need to be perfectly alright with good health.