Guatemalan Ceviche Mixto: Concha y Camarón

Guatemalan Ceviche Mixto: Concha y Camarón

The best Guatemalan ceviche has to be ceviche of concha and camarón. Concha is sort of a shell clam known in Mexico as “Almeja pata de mula” which is sort of a mixture between clam and oyster plus dark ink (blood).

Camarones are, of course, shrimps. Mix conchas and camarones with diced plum tomatoes, chopped onion, yerba buena (mint), culantro (cilantro) and chiles, all cooked and marinated with lemon juice (limón or lime) you have the authentic Guatemalan ceviche. Guatemalan ceviche is normally served along with soda crackers and/or tamalitos and always goes well with a cold Guatemalan beer.

Bon appetite!

How do you prepare your Guatemalan ceviche?

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  • Erick

    Se me hizo agua la boca con esta foto.

  • Cristina

    Puchis Rudy! Para estas torturas, porque mejor no nos pone la capucha de Gamezan de una vez.
    Ceviche mixto con una moza y, por lo visto, tamalitos (mejor si son de chipilín).
    ¡Hasta me dolieron los cachetes de lo que salive al ver la foto! Y yo vivo en Guatemala! Ni me imagino como se sienten los chapines que viven lejos al verla!

  • Manolo

    In the true north we have found out that ceviche is the best dish when entertaining, particularly people that have never had it. We combined a couple of recipes we found online. One for shrimp ceviche, which calls for spearmint and to “pass” the shrimp through boiling water for a couple of minutes before marinating them on lime juice. The other one is for fish ceviche: We use haddock or catfish or whatever white fish looks fresh at the grocery store and marinate it overnight on lime juice. Then we add the tomatoes, cilantro, spearmint, Gloucestershire sauce, and let it sit on the fridge.
    BTW, lime is what is called “limon” in Guate, we sometimes also put some lemon juice to complement. Then we serve it with some home-made guacamol and flatbread crackers.
    This comment reminds me I had to translate the recipe to French for my future MIL.

  • Looks very yummy, refreshing and simple!

    I have never tried Guatemalan food before…

  • Juan Diaz Starcite

    ok we forget that this dish serve with hot peper name chiltepe this was missing the rest is fine ./