Cucumber Ceviche With Scallops And Shrimp

Cucumber Ceviche With Scallops And Shrimp
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This shellfish ceviche amps up the flavor by substituting cucumber juice for some of the citrus. For best results, use a small, think-skinned cucumber variety, such as Korean or Delikatesse. Read more about cucumbers on Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section.
  • 1 pound cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • fine sea salt, to taste
  • 8 ounce medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 8 ounce dry sea scallops, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 green or red serrano chiles, seeded and minced
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  1. Cut half of the cucumbers into ΒΌ-inch dice and set aside. Peel and seed remaining cucumbers and place in a blender along with lime juice, orange juice, and a pinch of salt. Blend for 1 minute, then pass mixture through a fine mesh sieve and discard the pulp.
  2. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a simmer and poach the shrimp and scallops in batches until barely cooked through, about 1 minute. Drain in a colander and spread on a baking sheet to cool.
  3. In a large, nonreactive bowl, toss the cooled shrimp and scallops with the tomatoes, chiles, cilantro, and onion. Add reserved juice and toss again. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  4. Season ceviche to taste with salt and additional lime juice, if necessary. Spoon into small glasses, garnish with cilantro, and serve.