1 to 2 lbs. shrimp, fresh or frozen, raw or cooked, peeled and deveined, tail-on or off
2 large lemons, freshly squeezed, about 3/4 cup to 1 cup
2-3 large limes, freshly squeezed, about 3/4 cup to 1 cup
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
1 cubanel or other mild to medium pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1-3 tablespoons Tabasco or hot sauce (more or less to taste)
4 large tomatoes, chopped (about 2-3 cups)
2 cumbers, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch pieces (about 1.5 cups)
fresh cilantro, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
fresh parsley, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Thaw shrimp if frozen. If using raw shrimp, bring a pot of water to boil and cook the shrimp for a minute or two until it turns opaque white and reddish—do not over cook the shrimp as it will be too rubbery in texture. Rinse shrimp under cold water. Combine juices of lemons and limes in a large bowl (not metal) or large Ziploc baggie and add shrimp. Cover bowl or zip baggie and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinade. Large shrimp could be cut into smaller chunks (remove tails if doing this) to speed up marinade time.
Add to shrimp the Tabasco, garlic, onion and pepper and toss/mix evenly. Return to refrigerator for maybe another 30 minutes to let the flavors infuse the shrimp.
Before serving, toss in bowl the marinated shrimp mixture, cilantro, parsley, tomatoes and cucumbers and if needed, add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Great with melba toast or Wasa crispbread cracker.