Summer Flavor

Whilst galavanting at Target, basically my favorite place, I came across the "Fun and Festive Food and Drink" book. Well let me tell you that's an understatement in a book title if I've ever heard one. This book is FANTASTIC! So today I'm sharing a quick drink recipe that is fresh and a Ceviche dish that is low cal and perfect for having guests over or to just throw together for no reason at all. Assembly is quick, but waiting for it to marinate? Not so much.

I'm so ready for Summer bacasue I'm pretty sure it tastes like this:

Watermelon Mojito (makes one drink): 

1/2 lime juice

6 fresh mint leaves

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup chopped seedless watermelon

2 oz light rum

3/4 cup ice cubes

Combine lime, mint leaves, and sugar in a shaker and mash or muddle them. Add watermelon and mash it until its crushed. Add rum and ice, shake until blended. The strain into an ice-filled fancy glass of your choosing. Garnish with watermelon because it's cute and delicious.  

Since we are talking watermelon, which is basically one of the best parts of summer I thought I'd choose a recipe that also had watermelon. If you don't know about Ceviche, you should. If you like seafood that is. This is a very mild recipe nothing too crazy in it. 

Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche: 

1 pound medium raw shrimp  

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 cup seedless watermelon

1/2 cup red onion

1/2 cup cilantro

1 jalapeno minced

Crackers of your choosing

Remove tails from shrimp and chop into small pieces, combine shrimp and 1/2 cup lime juice in a medium bowl and coat. Let that sit in the fridge for about an hour, then drain. While that's happening combine watermelon, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno and remaining lime juice in a large bowl. Stir in shrimp and cover for about 30 minutes so that the flavors can blend. Serve with those delicious crackers.  

This summer is going to be great...