Shrimp Ceviche Cups

May 17, 2017

Look no further than these Shrimp Ceviche Cups for a perfect springtime or summer appetizer! They’re easy to make and full of fresh flavor!



A few years ago, I got together with a couple of my old coworkers at a local southwestern restaurant to catch up over lunch. That’s where I was first introduced to ceviche.  If you’re unfamiliar with ceviche, it’s a seafood appetizer that’s typically made with raw fish.  The fish is marinaded in lemon or lime juice.  The acidity from the citrus juice cooks the fish and adds a nice flavor.

During a recent visit downtown, I walked passed that same restaurant and was reminded of the tuna ceviche dish that we had shared.  I immediately thought about making my own version of ceviche with shrimp.  Instead of serving it with rice or chips, I wanted to spoon the shrimp ceviche into Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry cups to make a fun, handheld appetizer.

This simple ceviche recipe would make a delicious springtime or summer appetizer. The morning I made these cups, I precooked the shrimp and chilled them in the fridge until I used them that afternoon. Of course, you could buy precooked shrimp and save yourself a step. 

You’ll need a standard muffin tin to make the Puff Pastry cups.  Turn the muffin tin over and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.  Using the underside of the muffin tin creates a perfect cup shape for the dough.  As it bakes in the oven, it gets flaky and golden brown making it a perfect, edible cup for the shrimp ceviche.

Shrimp Ceviche Cups


  • 1/2 lb. - 1 lb. large shrimp, cooked and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small avocado, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry sheet, thawed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Scallions or chives, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Spray the bottom of a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Unfold the Puff Pastry Sheet and roll it out so it's slightly larger than it was.
  3. Cut the Puff Pastry Sheet into six squares.
  4. Place each Puff Pastry Sheet square on top of each muffin tin cup creating a bowl.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until Puff Pastry is flaky and golden brown.
  6. While the Puff Pastry Sheet squares are baking, prepare the ceviche.
  7. Add chopped shrimp, jalapeno, onion, tomatoes, and avocado into a medium bowl.
  8. Stir in the lime juice and add salt to season.
  9. Chill the ceviche until the Puff Pastry cups are cool.
  10. Then, fill each cup with ceviche.
  11. Garnish with chopped scallions or chives, if desired.
  12. Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce.
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  • Reply kissmytulle May 17, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    My favorite thing about this recipe is that I can fit an entire one in my mouth ALL AT ONCE.

    • Reply Jessica May 17, 2017 at 3:56 PM

      EXACTLY! No need for utensils, plates, or bowls! Just shove the entire thing into your mouth and enjoy!

  • Reply Kristie Burnett May 17, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    OMG these look amazing. You always have the best recipes!

    • Reply Jessica May 17, 2017 at 3:48 PM

      Thanks so much, Kristie! 🙂

  • Reply Phyrra May 17, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    OMG I need to try this. I love shrimp!

    • Reply Jessica May 17, 2017 at 6:43 PM

      You’ll love it! 🙂

  • Reply Eugenia Lung May 17, 2017 at 8:12 PM

    OMG YUM! I would soo eat this!!

    • Reply Jessica May 17, 2017 at 8:27 PM

      Thanks! They’re so light and refreshing! You’ll love them!

  • Reply Kendra May 17, 2017 at 11:28 PM

    My husband would absolutely love this!

    • Reply Jessica May 18, 2017 at 8:24 AM

      I hope he does! Enjoy!

  • Reply sayhellonature May 18, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    These look delicious! I just got some puff pastry because we finished the last one we had. Guess I know what I’m making with it!

    • Reply Jessica May 18, 2017 at 9:15 PM

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you can put your puff pastry to good use with this recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply helenfern May 21, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Sounds good – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  • Reply Beverly May 21, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    This looks so yummy. Pinning to make.

    • Reply Jessica May 22, 2017 at 7:21 AM

      Thanks for pinning! Enjoy!

  • Reply Mixed Bag Mama May 21, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    These look amazing! I love anything with shrimp and haven’t played around with puff pastries for awhile. I might have to give these a go! Stopping by from the Family Joy link up.

    • Reply Jessica May 22, 2017 at 7:16 AM

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy this recipe! It was really easy to put together using the Puff Pastry. 🙂

  • Reply love in the kitchen May 27, 2017 at 10:12 PM

    These are so perfect for Fiesta Friday!

  • Reply Jhuls May 28, 2017 at 1:46 AM

    What a lovely idea! They look really good!! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

    • Reply Jessica May 28, 2017 at 3:48 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply indah nuria Savitri May 28, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    I love this recipe! I am literally drooling when I read it. will definitely try it at home and I have chosen this post to be featured on the next #OMHGWW Weekly party

    • Reply Jessica May 29, 2017 at 7:57 AM

      Thanks so much for the feature! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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  • Reply Italianbelly May 30, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    I tried ceviche for the first time in Chile. Love it. Never thought of putting them in puff pastry shells. Actually, I have puff pastry sitting in the freezer waiting for me to use it. Thanks for sharing #sugarandspice

    • Reply Jessica May 30, 2017 at 1:10 PM

      Ceviche is really delicious! It’s perfect for this time of year! I hope you put your puff pastry to good use with this recipe! Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply Miz Helen May 30, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    I just pinned your great Shrimp Ceviche Cups! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

  • Reply karyld2016 May 31, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Oh yum, these look amazing! I would have a hard time not eating them all before the guests arrived 🙂

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2017 at 10:49 AM

      That’s for sure! You could probably get away with sneaking some of the ceviche itself! 😉 Thanks!

  • Reply DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) June 1, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Great recipe for entertaining. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.

    • Reply Jessica June 1, 2017 at 2:39 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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