Shrimp + Sweet Corn Ceviche

Shrimp + Sweet Corn Ceviche

Shrimp + Sweet Corn CevicheShrimp + Sweet Corn CevicheShrimp + Sweet Corn CevicheShrimp + Sweet Corn CevicheShrimp + Sweet Corn CevicheShrimp + Sweet Corn Ceviche

Sunday night, Eric and I stumbled across a party in our neighborhood.  Well, the truth is that the reason we ended up there was because we were complaining about the music. We had been trying to relax and had pulled out some lounge chairs in our backyard. The weather was perfect; warm, but not humid. The dog was sleeping next to us, exhausted after a jam-packed weekend.

“I’m going to take Maki for a walk and see where that’s coming from.”

“Really?”

“Yeah, I just want to see and maybe tell them to turn it down a bit.”

I laughed, knowing how ridiculous it was that the youngest homeowners on the street (and quite possibly in the three blocks surrounding us), the ones who were supposed it be hip and cool, were actually two crotchety guys who moan about the kids blasting their music too loudly.

Ten minutes later, Eric returned. It turned out the music was actually a live band (a band, I should add, that specializes in covering the songs of Jimmy Buffet, though they make it clear in their marketing materials that they do other genres) and that the woman whose party it was was very nice and had them turn down the volume. Oh, and if we wanted we were welcome to come over and join them.  Not being ones to turn down an invitation to a party, we headed off.

“This is so random.” I said as we approached their driveway. We knew no one and the only interaction we’d had with them was Eric’s brief confrontation.

The next thing we knew, three hours had gone by. A couple glasses of wine consumed. New friends made. We got to hear lots of gossip (and who isn’t a sucker for that) and felt even more connected to the neighborhood that we just moved into four months ago.

Of course, none of this has to do with ceviche. I’m not even going to try to bridge these two. All I can tell you is that it wasn’t as scary as I thought it’d be to make. In fact, it was really simple and so refreshing on these brutal summer days we’ve been having. There may have been some margaritas consumed as well… or gin and tonics. Definitely one of those.

Shrimp + Sweet Corn Ceviche



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MonetAugust 6, 2014 - 12:19 am

This looks lovely Brian. You can’t go wrong with a ceviche on a warm summer night! And it sounds like you had a wonderful time in your neighborhood. Those unplanned moments are often the best!

Nathalie C. @ Devoted FoodieAugust 6, 2014 - 1:54 am

Love ceviche! Beautiful dish!

Millie l Add A LittleAugust 6, 2014 - 2:52 am

I love ceviche! The corn and avocado in this sound gorgeous!

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Megan JohnsonAugust 6, 2014 - 5:31 am

So fun! This looks amazing. I have never made ceviche before, but I love it. What a great way to meet your neighbors!

Liz @ The Lemon BowlAugust 6, 2014 - 7:48 am

These photos – they are perfection. Only you could make raw shrimp look so gorgeous.

TieghanAugust 6, 2014 - 8:44 am

Wow, your corn looks so perfect and delicious! Pass some chips please! :)

naomiAugust 6, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Now that is a good time-randomness turned into new friends – who would n’t love it.

Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and HealthAugust 6, 2014 - 1:51 pm

im so glad you had a great time in the neighborhood…and ceviche, i try to order it if its on the menu.

Nik@ABrownTableAugust 6, 2014 - 2:09 pm

I’ve been meaning to try making my own ceviche at home but never get to it. Love the photos as always!

Kulsum KunwaAugust 7, 2014 - 7:20 am

lovely as always! Corn and shrimp are always perfect xx

JoanneAugust 7, 2014 - 8:20 am

Ha! I can’t believe you guys went from complaining about the party to joining it. But I also kind of can. :P Yay for new friends!

This ceviche looks quite summer perfect.

Arthur B RaleighAugust 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Yum!

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Sherrie | With Food + LoveAugust 9, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Epitome of summer, loving every shot more than the next!!

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AnonymousAugust 12, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Hi. New here. I notice green leafies on top, cilantro? Did you cook the corn first?

FrancescaAugust 13, 2014 - 2:33 am

Glad to hear your wander turned into wine and not a rumble. This ceviche looks great – and love your sun-drenched shrimp cleaning photo <3

Russell from Chasing DeliciousAugust 18, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Yum and yum! This is one delicious ceviche!

Stacey | Kitchen SerendipityAugust 19, 2014 - 9:30 am

Delicious. You know…..I don’t think I’ve ever made cerviche and I’m not sure why???

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