Fish ceviche

2013-08-12
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  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 3:0 h

Perfect summer appetizer

Fish ceviche is one of my favorite appetizers. It is quick to make, it tastes good the first day and great the second day. I like to serve ceviche with crisp corn tortillas. You can even use the tortillas like a spoon to scoop the ceviche. For a special presentation, dip glass serving cups in water and chill in the freezer. Serve the cold ceviche in the frosted glasses.

Is ceviche cooked?

The fish protein in ceviche is denatured by the citrus marinade, but it is not actually cooked, and the citrus acid does not kill bacteria or parasitic worms, like heat does. The FDA recommends that all fish that is intended to be eaten raw be previously frozen. Freezing kills parasites, but not all microorganisms.

Does alcohol kill parasites and bacteria?

One school of thought is that alcohol will kill off any parasites or bacteria. That would be nice, but don’t count on it. Do, however, drink a great margarita with your ceviche. I recommend my Jalapeño margarita. or Paloma cocktail. The drink won’t sterilize your raw fish, but it will put a smile on your face.

Tips

See my post on jalapeños to learn how to prepare them.

This is a great recipe to use your citrus press.

See my post on how to prepare garlic.

Fish ceviche

Rating: 51

Fish ceviche is one of my favorite appetizers. It is quick to make, it tastes good the first day and great the second day.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound talapia or other firm white fish
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 t salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 small avocado, diced, for garnish
  • Thick-style corn tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Cut the red spines out of the tilapia fillets. Dice remaining fish into 1/3" cubes, taking care to chop in vertical motions so you don't mush up the fish. Put fish in a non-reactive stainless steel or glass bowl. Add lemon and lime juice and stir. Set aside while you chop the remaining vegetables.
  2. Add red pepper, cucumber, jalapeño pepper, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, cover and let marinade for 3 hours or over night.
  3. Serve with diced avocado and corn tortilla chips.
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  1. Posted by aonam on August 13, 2013

    loved this. always look forward to mondays… and always have amazing dinners on tuesday! thanks to you! can’t wait to make this again. j

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