This is definitely not your average cranberry recipe. Surely granita has been made with cranberries before, but I doubt with fresh jalapeños and served as a topping for ceviche.


  • 2 C Cape Cod Select premium frozen cranberries
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1/3 C granulated sugar
  • 1/3 C water
  • zest of one lime
  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 carton seafood stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • juice of 8 to 10 limes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 3 to 4 TBLS olive oil
  • 1/2 C fresh cilantro, chopped
  • kosher salt/pepper


Grab a bowl. Combine all of the ingredients for the granita. Mix well. Set aside to allow the cranberries to unthaw. The cranberries will start releasing some of their juices.

In the meantime, prepare the ceviche. Heat up the seafood stock and coconut milk in a pot to just under a boil. Add in the raw shrimp. It should only take a few minutes for the shrimp to turn pink. Strain shrimp in a colander (do not rinse). Allow to cool.

Combine the rest of the ingredients for the ceviche in a large bowl. Cut each shrimp into three pieces. This recipe is a lot about taste. So, once all of the ingredients are combined, taste to see if you need additional salt, and/or lime juice.

Reserve ceviche in fridge while you finish the Cranberry Jalapeño Granita. By this time, the cranberries should have unthawed and released their juices. The mixture should be ready to prep for the granita.

Place the entire contents of the bowl into a food processor. Pulse until fully combined, ensuring the cranberries are fully mashed.

Strain the cranberry mixture through a sieve into a shallow pan or glass dish. Freeze for 45 minutes. Remove from freezer. With a fork, move the mixture around, so that any liquid incorporates with the slush that has formed. Place back in freezer for another 45 minutes. Shave with a fork to create the granita.



Pull the ceviche out from the fridge. Top the ceviche with generous spoonfuls of the Cranberry Jalapeño Granita. Serve immediately! ENJOY! You will not believe the incredible explosion of flavor these Cape Cod Select premium cranberries lend to this dish.

Credit: Charlotte Fashion Plate

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