Best Classic Ceviche

October 26, 2021

The perfect dish for weekend family dinners: Classic Ceviche. This summer tapas, which does not require cooking, will blow your mind with its taste.

Ceviche is a classic South American dish. It is usually served as an appetizer. It is prepared with raw fish or shrimp. This recipe, which is fresh and flavorful, also uses ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and avocados.

It will be an ideal choice on hot summer days for those looking for a light and delicious recipe. You can add shrimp or whitefish marinated in lemon juice, cooked or uncooked. Pair this Ceviche recipe with homemade tortilla chips. You will love this fresh and delicious appetizer. Try it now. Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %88
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 10 mins

Tips

  • Dice the onions. Biting a huge piece of onion can ruin anyone's day. You just need a little bit of red onion in your recipe and not the whole thing. That's the perfect way of preparing ceviche.
  • Add more cilantro. Just like guacamole, ceviche also requires a lot of cilantro. It requires cilantro even more than you think it would need. You can take 2 to 3 bunches of cilantro for 6 to 8 servings. Trust me adding cilantro would make a huge difference.
  • Give some spices. Adding a few drops of your favorite hot sauce or Tabasco will provide your ceviche the perfect amount of kick that it needs. It adds wholesome flavors to your recipe.
  • Use great quality fish. The ceviche recipe is all about fish. So, never compromise on the quality of the fish. A thick piece of halibut is the best choice for this recipe.
  • Mix the citrus. Adding lime juice or bitter orange juice can add great flavors to this dish. Adding orange juice amps up the overall flavor and makes the recipe a little sweet which is great.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cut down the fish into small pieces, in literally any shape you want. Add limes, lemon juice, orange, salt, tomatoes, cilantro, pepper, garlic, and chili.
  2. Mix everything nicely and store it in the refrigerator. Let it settle down nicely for 10 minutes or more.
  3. Before you serve the dish, cut the avocado and blend it nicely. Also, remember that not every citrus fruit has the same amount of juice. So, try serving it in a cup of trifles and enjoy it to the fullest.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Classic Ceviche
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4 g3.1%
Sodium 872 mg37.9%
Cholesterol 76 mg25.3%
Protein 26.1 g52.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Ceviche?

Ceviche is citrus-marinated seafood that originates from Peru. It is a seafood meal where the diced fish is marinated in a lime juice mixture, which causes the fish to become opaque while absorbing all the flavor. It tastes very light, refreshing, and spicy.

Ceviche is a South American recipe that originated from Peru and is curated with the help of raw fish in citrus juices, such as lime. But, earlier it was prepared from bitter orange juice. This recipe is also topped with chili peppers, aji, chopped onions, coriander, salt, and other seasonings. The name Ceviche is taken from Siwicki, which is a Quechuan word, and typically means Tender fish.

Is Ceviche Keto?

This dish is a low-carb and keto-friendly dish. Ceviche is a very delicious, simple, and easy recipe that is loaded with surreal goodness and is balanced by avocado oils and is flavored with tortilla (which is optional). This is a perfect party snack that you can enjoy with your friends and family. This dish contains a lot of ingredients that are keto-friendly and can be served to anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious meal without even gaining weight.

What To Serve With Ceviche?

The safest thing to do is to serve ceviche with soda crackers. Tostadas are a great option too. These are the best ways to eat ceviche.

You can also serve it along with cucumber salad tossed in fresh lime juice and sprinkled with salt and chili pepper. This can be a great addition to your meal table. You can also choose to serve it with roasted chili peppers along with some roasted scallions.

Serving ceviche with potato chips is also a great alternative for you. You can have this meal at your snack time.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Ceviche:

How To Store Ceviche?

If you have leftover ceviche, make sure to pour off the marinade as much as you require and then store it in an airtight box in the fridge for the best results. Before you store the ceviche meal, make sure to seal it nicely in plastic wrap and put it on the bottom shelf of the fridge. When you want to serve it again after a few days, you can simply marinate it with bitter orange or lemon juice.

Recipe Variations

There are several variations of ceviche such as:

  • Mixed Ceviche: Here, shellfish is marinated in place of the regular fish.
  • Tuna Ceviche: Here, tuna fish is tossed with chopped avocado and mango, and then it is seasoned with plenty of orange or lemon juice.
  • Shrimp Ceviche: This is great for ceviche lovers. Here, the most crucial ingredient is shrimp, which is a great alternative to scampi.
  • Octopus Ceviche: Here, the cooking includes ceviche. Make sure that it is soft so try to boil it before cooking. This trick never fails.

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