Florida Seafood Recipe: Shrimp Citrus Ceviche Salad

For a fresh and crisp take on pink shrimp, Chef Justin Timineri took a page or two from Florida’s biggest influences: Latin culture and citrus. This recipe for cooked pink shrimp with citrus ceviche salad gives the palate a dose of both the best from land and sea.

Pink Shrimp Citrus Ceviche Salad - Fresh Florida Seafood Recipes - Chef Justin Timineri - Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Pink Shrimp with Citrus Ceviche Salad

Serves 4

  • 1 pound large Florida pink shrimp, peeled and deveined with the tail on
  • 2 tablespoons seafood boil seasoning
  • 2 Florida pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented, seeds removed
  • 3 Florida tangelos, peeled and segmented, seeds removed
  • 3 Florida tangerines, peeled and segmented, seeds removed
  • 1 Florida sweet pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large Florida avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 bag plantain chips or tortilla chips


  1. Fill a medium-sized saucepot ¾ the way with water, and heat over medium-high.
  2. Add the seafood seasoning to the boiling pot of water.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until completely done.
  4. As soon as the shrimp are done, plunge them into an ice water bath to stop the cooking and cool them off.
  5. When the shrimp are completely cool, strain them and put them into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  6. Add the citrus, sweet pepper, red onion, olive oil, lime juice, cilantro and avocado.
  7. Season the ingredients to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Stir to combine ingredients.
  9. Serve ceviche with chips.


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Chef Justin Timineri - Florida's Executive Chef - Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The official Chef of Florida, Justin Timineri, shares some of his recipes with us. A proponent of eating healthy, locally-grown and harvested produce and seafood, Timineri’s recipes imbue that Fresh From Florida flavor. For more on chef Justin, click here.

   Recipes and images courtesy of Chef Justin Timineri and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For more recipes coming from Timineri’s kitchen, click here.

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