This past Friday, I experienced Dole Days of Summer at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California. The event offers entertainment and new menu items throughout the area with Dole pineapple. The one dish I was most looking forward to trying was the Pineapple Shrimp Ceviche from Tortilla Jo’s.
A view from the second floor inside Tortilla Jo’s. Make reservations for Tortilla Jo’s online at disneyland.com.
This was a fantastic appetizer that was very light and refreshing. Perfect for these hot days we have been having in Orange County! This is one dish I had to try making for myself.
Chop up your pineapple and veggies and place them in a bowl together. Isn’t it just gorgeous? Look at the at beautiful color. If you don’t like shrimp you could stop here and have yourself a nice fruit salsa.
I tend to scale down the spicy flavors in my dishes – to the dismay of my husband – but he went ahead and added some Sriracha to his and said it was delicious.
The recipe I followed is on the official Dole website. I sized the recipe down since there are only two of us. I also chopped down the two-hour lime marination part of the recipe. I didn’t have that much time. Still tasted great without marinating! Follow the recipe on the Dole website if you are taking this to a party.
|1/2 pound||shrimp, peeled and deveined|
|1/2||Red Onion, diced|
|1||roma tomato, diced|
|1/2||jalapeno chile, diced|
|1/2 tablespoon||fresh mint, chopped|
|1/2 tablespoon||fresh cilantro, chopped|
|salt and pepper, to taste|
1. Peel the tails from the shrimp and boil. Cool shrimp and dice into bite-sized pieces.
2. Squeeze the lime into a small bowl to make sure you get any unwanted bits out. You just want the juice. Place the shrimp and lime juice in a mixing bowl to marinate.
3. Chop the pineapple, red onion, roma tomatoe, jalapeño, cucumber, mint and cilantro. Once done chopping combine these ingredients into a bowl with the shrimp.
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with your favorite hot sauce and tortilla chips.
Learn more about Dole Days of Summer Hawaiian Nights and get a pineapple mojito recipe to serve alongside your pineapple shrimp ceviche in my post Dole Days of Summer at Downtown Disney sweetens up Friday nights.