Javi’s Really Real Mexican Ceviche

This chile pepper gets its name from its origin. In Spanish, serrano is an adjective meaning “from the mountains” which is where it originated-in the mountains of Hildalgo, Mexico. The serrano is normally about twice as hot as Jalapeno (about 10,000 to 15,000 Scoville units). It is the second most popular chile pepper in Mexico. This chile is used mostly for salsas but can also be used in soups, sauces, chili or stews. Try these as a hotter substitute for Jalapeno.

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4 lbs shrimp
1 lb scallops
6 large lines, juiced
1 large lemon, juiced
1 small white onion, chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 serrano pepper, chopped
1 bunch cilantro
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp kosher salt
ground black pepper to taste


In a large glass or ceramic bowl, gently toss the shrimp and scallops with the lime juice and lemon juice. Mix in onion, cucumber, tomato, jalapeno, serrano, cilantro, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover bowl and chill ceviche 1 hour in the refrigerator, until shrimp and scallops are opaque.

Serves 12.

From allrecipes.com