There I was, sitting in the kitchen, hungry for something to eat, nothing planned for my dinner, dying for some Mexican food ~ well, it is Cinco de Mayo after all. Everyone else had already eaten & I only had myself to worry about. I was craving some ceviche...but didn't have the necessary ingredients in the fridge.
this recipe for a lobster ceviche. It sounded good & I did have some of those 'imitation lobster chunks' (similar to the imitation crab/krab chunks, just in lobster flavor) in my fridge ~ I can work with that. What I was inspired to create turned out REALLY tasty. It was quick to get on the table since I didn't have to let the imitation 'lobster chunks' marinate in the lime juice like you would raw fish. Another real-time, on-the-fly, meal from my kitchen. Hope you give my 'inspired by' recipe a try, it's a keeper!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Quick & Easy 'Lobster Ceviche' ~ a spin on the classic
8 oz packet imitation lobster chunks (or crab chunks, if you prefer) ~
broken down into smaller chunks
1/4 cup canned mixed tropical fruit, chopped
1/2 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 avocado, cubed small
1/2 small jalapeno, seeded & minced ~ more or less/to taste ~ optional
2 Tbsp diced onion
2 Tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
3 Tbsp salsa ~ your favorite kind
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp chipotle chili pepper spice ~ or to taste
~ salt & pepper to taste
1) gently mix all ingredients together in bowl & season with salt/pepper
2) serve in a pretty glass, garnished with lime wedges & cilantro leaves
3) serve with chips on the side