Friday, May 30, 2014

Foodie Friday: Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche filled Avocado

As I have mentioned before I have been trying recently to make a few changes to my diet and eat a bit healthier. In the last couple weeks of doing this food blogs have become my best friend. I love food and while I am determined to eat better I do not want to sacrifice on yumminess! Enter Foodie Crush, creator Heidi combines photography, her personal recipes and a curation of her favourite recipes from other food bloggers to create a wonderfully inspiring food resource. One of the recipes I am dying to try is the shrimp and scallop ceviche filled avocado. I love any seafood and ceviche is high on my list of favourite foods because it is so light and refreshing. Avocado is another favourite of mine so the thought of combining the two greatly appeals to me.The recipe and photos below are Heidi's own, be sure to visit her at Foodie Crush for even more foodspiration! Follow lovedesignbdos on Instagram to see my attempts at recreating this dish in the near future. 


½ pound large shrimp, shelled, cleaned and tails removed
½ pound sea scallops
½ jalapeno or serrano chile, diced, plus 8 thin slices
1 shallot, diced or thinly sliced
4 limes, juiced
kosher salt
¼ cup cilantro, chopped plus extra leaves for garnish
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
Avocados from Mexico, halved and pits removed
  1. Chop shrimp and scallops into large, diced pieces and add to a large bowl Add jalapeno, shallots and lime juice and stir well to coat. Season with kosher salt and cover and refrigerate for 1 hour for flavors to meld.
  2. Add cilantro and pomegranate seeds and mix. Prepare avocado halves and divide ceviche evenly among them. Garnish with cilantro leaves and sliced jalapeno or serrano peppers.


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