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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Celebrate National Shrimp Day with Lucy Buffett!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from FSB Associates, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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Lucy Buffett’s new book Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life Hardcover was released yesterday, and since today is National Shrimp Day, I thought you might enjoy a great shrimp recipe from it, for your Mother's Day feast!

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And remember, Gumbo Love it makes a great Mothjer's Day gift too!

Lucy’s Spicy Shrimp Ceviche
Image credit: Angie Mosier

Lucy’s Spicy Shrimp Ceviche 
serves 8

2 pounds poached wild-caught Gulf shrimp (recipe follows) 
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion 
½ cup finely chopped celery 
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes 
¾ cup peeled, seeded, and chopped cucumber 
1 teaspoon finely chopped seeded jalapeño 
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic 
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus  ¼ cup for serving, if desired
Juice of 5 limes (about 1 cup) 
Juice of 2 lemons (about ½ cup) 
Juice of 1 orange (about ½ cup) 
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
½ teaspoon sea salt
 ¼ teaspoon white pepper 
½ teaspoon sugar 
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced (optional) 
2 limes, quartered (optional) 

1. Chop the shrimp into thirds or bite-size pieces, or leave them whole if you prefer, and place in a large bowl. 
2. Add the red onion, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, jalapeño, garlic, ginger, cilantro, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, salt, white pepper, and sugar and stir well. 
3. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate overnight. While the mixture marinates, occasionally turn the container to evenly coat the shrimp in the liquid. 
4. Transfer the shrimp and liquid to a glass bowl to serve or divide among eight martini glasses. If desired, garnish with avocado, cilantro, and lime

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Image credit: Chandler Williams Modus Photography

About the Author:

Lucy "LuLu" Buffett cooked her way from coast to coast before returning home to Alabama to open a modest little bayside gumbo and burger joint that doubled as a bait shop. Now, she is the successful restaurateur of two locations of LuLu's in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Destin, Florida, where she serves over a million guests a year. Her adventures-culinary and otherwise-inspired her to write LuLu's Kitchen (formerly self-published as Crazy Sista Cooking), and now Gumbo Love.

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