World Food Challenge

Day 18: Belizean Ceviche

Good evening, Raffies!

Tonight we were going to a small country on the Gulf of Mexico. We are going to enjoy Belize and its version of ceviche!
Ceviche is a renowned dish all over Latin America, originating in Peru. This national version follows the basic principles of all ceviches: using fresh raw fish and fresh ingredients. The fish is marinated in lime and in ceviche conch is the standard fish. Otherwise, you can also use shrimp, like we did.

It was incredibly light and refreshing! I’ll definitely enjoy it on hot summer days!..and then I remember I live in the Netherlands..

If you want to know how to make this dish, here is a pretty recipe to help you out.


230 g fresh shrimp

1 onion, thinly sliced

3-4 ripe tomatoes, diced

1-2 habanero, minced

5 limes, juiced

1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper

Now, there are different ways  you can prepare your shrimp. If you are using really fresh shrimp and you have been told that you can eat it raw, you are safe to roughly chop the shrimp and marinate it for approximately 1 hour in lime juice.

If you are not using very fresh shrimp, you can boil it. Bring water to boil in a pot and boil the shrimp for 3 minutes. As soon as it turns pinks, drain the shrimp and place it in lime juice to marinate it.

Take the tomatoes, cilantro, onion and habanero and mix them in a bowl. Add the shrimp with the lime juice. Salt and pepper to taste.


Have you ever tried Ceviche? Let me know in the comments below.



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