What’s in season : March

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Today we are talking about the glorious avocado, the fruit that has a deep green lizard effect skin hiding a silky buttery flesh inside. Avocado is full of monounsaturated fats which is beneficial for improving your skin tone. They are vital for maintaining good moisture levels in the epidermal layer of your skin that make it look and feel soft and healthy.

This fruit tastes fantastic with condensed milk, give it a go if you haven’t tried this combination,  but it can go equally well with a savoury dish such as a prawn ceviche.

Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche in Endive by All day I dream about food

Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche in Endive by All day I dream about food

1 lb fresh shrimp, jumbo size, peeled and deveined
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
1 large tomato, chopped
1 or 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
4 scallions, chopped, white and light green parts only
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1 ripe avocado, chopped
Half a lime
2 heads endive, leaves separated

Chop shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces. In a deep bowl, combine shrimp and lime juice so that shrimp is completely covered by juice and pieces float freely so they can marinate on all sides.
Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
In a large bowl, combine chopped tomato, jalapenos, scallions, cilantro, salt and pepper. Drain shrimp in a colander and add to bowl. Toss to combine well. Gently toss in chopped avocado. Squeeze lime over.
Spoon one or two tablespoons of ceviche into endive leaves and serve. Alternatively, you can put ceviche into a serving dish and place endive all around it for guests to serve themselves.

You can read more about it on All day I dream about food.

Happy Ceviche-ing!

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