Red Snapper and Shrimp Ceviche

Those fortunate enough to be guests of Ivonne and Douglas Hoy during a Louisiana State University football game are greeted with warmth, hospitality, and if they’re lucky, Ivonne’s Red Snapper and Shrimp. She and her brother have modified the light, citrusy recipe that was passed down by their father, a native of Nicaragua.

Ivonne experiments with surprising flavors by substituting parsley and mint for the customary cilantro, and changes it up regularly for seasonality. Louisiana seafood mingles perfectly with the traditional Spanish flavors. Try this Red Snapper and Shrimp Ceviche at your next gathering. We know you’ll love it too.

Red Snapper and Shrimp Ceviche
Serves 12
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  1. 1 pound red snapper fillet, cut in 3/4–inch pieces*
  2. ½ pound extra-large cooked shrimp, cut in 1-inch pieces
  3. 3 cups minced bell pepper
  4. 2 cups minced red onion or sweet onion
  5. 3 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and chopped
  6. 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped
  7. 1 (16-ounce) container grape tomatoes, halved
  8. 1 cup fresh lemon juice, plus additional if needed
  9. ½ cup fresh orange juice
  10. ½ cup pineapple juice
  11. ½ cup chopped cilantro
  12. ½ cup chopped parsley
  13. 1 (1-ounce) container mint leaves
  14. 2 teaspoons salt
  15. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. In a large bowl, combine snapper, shrimp, bell pepper, onion, avocado, mango, tomato, juices, cilantro, parsley, mint, salt, and pepper. Make sure fish and shrimp are submerged. If not, add more lemon juice.
  2. Divide mixture between two gallon-sized resealable plastic bags. Refrigerate at least 12 hours. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
  1. If red snapper is not available, substitute any fresh, white, flaky fish.
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