Mango and Calamari Ceviche

Mango and Calamari Ceviche

If you’re a fan of the fried calamari you get off the appetizer menu of your favorite restaurant, you’ll love this mango and calamari ceviche as a fresh twist that is totally Paleo friendly. Calamari is the name given to squid when it’s served as food. Calamari is quite neutral in flavor, but has a wonderful firm texture that is quite reminiscent of pasta. Squid is also a great source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin B-12, riboflavin, zinc, niacin, and other important vitamins and minerals. This Mango and Calamari Ceviche recipe uses the acidity of lime juice to cook the calamari after its been boiled for a minute. The zesty flavors of curry, garlic, peppers, and mango result in a flavor combination that is out of this world! 

If you enjoyed this Mango and Calamari Ceviche recipe, try our Easy Ceviche recipe next time. For more FREE Paleo seafood recipes, check out our PaleoPlan recipe center!

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 25 minutes
Passive Time: 2 hours (marinades, etc.)
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Ingredients

12 ounce(s) calamari, cleaned, (substitute with scallops or shrimp if you don't like squid)
1/2 cup(s) lime juice
1/2 cup(s) orange juice
1 teaspoon(s) lime zest
1/4 teaspoon(s) curry powder
1 medium mango(s), peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 small onion(s), red, finely chopped
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 medium jalapeno pepper(s), seeded and minced
1/2 medium bell pepper(s), finely chopped
1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 teaspoon(s) sea salt
1 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil (do not add salt). While waiting for the water to boil, fill a large bowl with ice and fill halfway with water.
  2. When the water is boiling, add the calamari and stir. Cook for 1 minute, remove with a slotted spoon and immediately transfer to the ice water.
  3. Let it sit in the ice bath for about 5 minutes and then lay the pieces on a layer of paper towels.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add the calamari, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or more before serving.
  6. Serve with additional cilantro and lime wedges.


10 Comments

  1. Tina Manley

    Where is the recipe??!! Mango and Calamari Ceviche is nowhere to be found.

    • Neely

      Tina Manley – Sorry about that! The recipe is now visible.

  2. M

    Where is the recipe? It doesn’t appear when one clicks on the link. Just the “serves 4” and the “cook” time.

    • Neely

      M – The recipe is now visible – sorry about that!

  3. Anonymous

    where is the recipe?

    • Neely

      Anonymous – Sorry about that! It’s visible now.

  4. Lisa

    Mmmm. This is a must try! !

  5. Pieter van der Mijden

    Sorry, but this recipe doesn’t make any sence to me. You only talk about the calamari and than you say that you just mix in all the left over ingredients. So do you equally just throw in the orange juice, lime juice, lime zest, curry powder, garlic and the rest ?

  6. Becky H

    Hi! Shopping list said I could subtitute calamari with shrimp I loooove calamari but didn’t find at the store, cooking instructions are the same? I only found cooked shrimp

    • Kinsey Jackson

      Hi Becky!
      You can definitely substitute cooked shrimp for the calamari in this recipe. You don’t need to further cook the shrimp; simply bypass the first 3 steps of the instructions, and follow the recipe from there using your cooked shrimp! Sounds delicious…enjoy! :)

      In good health,
      Kinsey, Paleo Plan

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Mango and Calamari Ceviche

Number of servings 4
Approximate cooking time: 25 minutes Approximate passive time 2 hours

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Ingredients

12 ounce(s) calamari, cleaned, (substitute with scallops or shrimp if you don't like squid)
1/2 cup(s) lime juice
1/2 cup(s) orange juice
1 teaspoon(s) lime zest
1/4 teaspoon(s) curry powder
1 medium mango(s), peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 small onion(s), red, finely chopped
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 medium jalapeno pepper(s), seeded and minced
1/2 medium bell pepper(s), finely chopped
1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 teaspoon(s) sea salt
1 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil (do not add salt). While waiting for the water to boil, fill a large bowl with ice and fill halfway with water.
  2. When the water is boiling, add the calamari and stir. Cook for 1 minute, remove with a slotted spoon and immediately transfer to the ice water.
  3. Let it sit in the ice bath for about 5 minutes and then lay the pieces on a layer of paper towels.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add the calamari, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or more before serving.
  6. Serve with additional cilantro and lime wedges.
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