Monday, August 11, 2014

Shrimp Ceviche and Maggie~

Maggie is my favorite Daylily..and she most probably will always be..
She's my July Joy in the garden.
She is stunning and prolific..and sturdy..and glorious.
I love her.
It is so easy for me to love plants.
I am just so easy:) To fall in love.
To celebrate August .. a lovely app is this recipe of shrimp ceviche..I made it about 5 yrs ago and posted about it..
Didn't make it since then until recently..
It's as good now as it was then.
It's a perfect summer appetizer..
You can have all kinds of presentations.
I am partial to this serving platter I purchased about 5 years ago.
The spoons are bigger than small mise en place bowls with handles..A good sized medium shrimp sits perfectly on top.
You can find my original post here..
With a link to the recipe..That is here too:)
It's fresh and sparkling and clean..and delicious..
I served them with miniature silver forks..
They were perfect.

La Recette~

La Recette~
1 navel orange, peeled 
½ cup fresh orange juice 
¼ cup fresh lime juice 
½ cup diced watermelon 
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger 
½ cup finely diced red onion 
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 
1 Tablespoon sea salt 
1 pound large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound) peeled and deveined 
¼ cup of chopped cilantro 
lime wedges for serving
Cut orange into segments and chop enough pieces to measure ¼ cup. Stir together orange, orange juice, lime juice, watermelon, ginger, onion, red pepper flakes and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Steam shrimp until just pink and rince in cold water to stop cooking. Add shrimp and cilantro to watermelon mixture and toss to combine. Cover and let marinate at least 1 hour. Serve with lime wedges.

It's from Taste Book~

Mind you they are all quite pretty♥
Lucky girls that they are.


  1. Gorgeous flowers! Luscious shrimp! Makings for a beautiful blog post this Monday!

  2. Lovely flowers and a delicious looking appetizer. I have twelve of those little "spoon bowls" and have never used them.


  3. On a tous nos coups de coeur floraux, oui "nos" car il est impossible de n'avoir qu'un seul amour de fleur, il y en trop de belles et parfaites !

  4. The shrimp pack a lot of flavor with the citrus and ginger and the presentation in the spoons is so pretty. I'm always in the mood for shrimp. Our lilies are mostly gone now. Lilies bring a lot of color to the garden and I can understand why Maggie is your favorite. The salmon color looks particularly pretty with the green of the hosta leaves.

  5. Ah, Maggie! She is such a lovely lady but sadly she is all gone from my garden. The first to bloom, the first to finish. Now I need to tidy her up as she is looking rather unkempt. I have one that is still pumping out blooms (from Kim) called Julius Caesar. The last photo looks like it could be him.

    Such a lovely appetizer and your serving spoons and platter are perfect. I love the sound of all of the ingredients together. I'll take 2 :)

  6. Maggie is gorgeous. I'd like to sit at a table with a big bouquet of Maggies and nibble on your delicious ceviche. That would be a perfect day :)

  7. En una palabra ESPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. She is gorgeous..A little gem.
    Kim and Stephen are in our gardens forever:)
    Thinking..about Robin Williams today..
    Loved him.Still do.

  9. Lovely presentation, Monique. Ceviche is the perfect summer appy. And those daylilies!...the colors of summer.

  10. Learning so much about flowers here on your site, was never good at remembering names but you can almost see why they are named the way they are. Love this appetizer, beautiful presentation.

  11. Your shrimp dish looks wonderful and so nicely presented. Wonder if it could be adapted to scallops for those who have allergies to shrimp. I have to get Maggie into a proper spot in the garden. I think Kim also sent me a red one and that needs to be moved to a better spot.

  12. What a gorgeous presentation! You are such a master at presenting things beautifully Monique! I am in awe of you. LOve your lillies too. I cannot eat shrimp, but it looks just beautiful. I love all that you do. xxoo