LOS ANGELES -- Dear SOS: Sweet Butter, in Sherman Oaks, Calif., uses shrimp in the freshest tasting and most flavorful ceviche I have ever tried. Can't stop thinking about it. Any chance of snagging the recipe? -- Susan Hawkins, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Dear Susan: Plump tiger shrimp are tossed with chopped onion, tomato and spicy habanero peppers, the flavors brightened with fresh lemon juice and a medley of spices. Sweet Butter was happy to share its take on this refreshing classic.
Sweet Butter's Shrimp Ceviche
Makes a generous quart of ceviche. Total time: 20 minutes, plus marinating time. Adapted from Sweet Butter in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
1 pound black tiger shrimp, tail-on
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
2 to 3 tomatoes
1/2 to 1 habanero pepper, stemmed and seeded