My first time making ceviche and it was a crowd pleaser! Feel free to tell me how you spiced it up!
Don’t forget to allow yourself at least 6 hours and make sure seafood is not frozen.
Fresh raw fish, scallops, conch and/or shrimp
Juicy limes -juiced (juice needs to cover the raw seafood in bowl)
Fresh diced veggies of choice (red onion, red/green peppers, avocado, tomatoes)
Apple cider vinegar
Seasoning (salt, pepper, adobo, cayenne pepper)
Fresh seafood is the foundation here. Typically they stop serving ceviche after lunch because the fish won’t be fresh from the morning after that time. Cube it pretty small to the size of your liking and place in a marinating dish. Juice your limes and strain the seeds and pulp and pour it over your cube seafood and make sure it is completely covered. Toss it around a little to make sure every piece is touching the line juice. Then place Saran Wrap over the mixture and press it down on top of the mixtures that is actually touching it. This will help make sure the fish cooks properly. Let sit in refrigerator for 2 to 10 hours. Stir halfway through marinating. Some people think overnight is too long and some people don’t like it just after two hours, so I think six hours is a good medium.
An hour or so before you are ready, cut your red onion and harder veggies to the size of choice. Whisk about a quarter cup or so of apple cider vinegar with squirt of sriracha sauce, splash of olive oil, and spices to taste allocating a little heavy to accomodate for remaining ingredients. Put in red onions and peppers and let sit.
Once your seafood is done marinating, pour some of the lime juice out into a cup so that it isn’t too juicy. Then pour in your apple cider vinegar and veggie mixture and dice up the remaining veggies and mix in. Add cut up cilantro and avocado last.
Peruvian ceviche traditionally calls for raw garlic, but I wasn’t brave enough this time.
Let me know what you think!