Seafood Ceviche


Seafood Ceviche

By Dtarazona (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ceviche is a salad of raw fish or seafood and fresh veggies, smothered in citrus juices and served in a lettuce bowl. Now, before you feel icky about eating a food ‘raw’, let me tell you that the fish or seafood is cured in the citrus juices and ‘cooked’ until their flesh turn opaque. During this process, they absorb the flavors to become incredibly delicious and each morsel is bound to grab the attention of your taste buds.

There is so much you can do with ceviche. While it gives you the chance to enjoy white fish, salmon as well as your favorite seafood like shrimp, squid or scallops, you can play around with rest of the ingredients as well. For instance, throw in fruit chunks like pineapple or mango while tomatoes add to the tang. Cucumbers can also be a nice add-on and deliver a hint of freshness to the dish, thus rendering ideal for summer afternoon.

Traditionally, ceviche is served with tortilla chips but they don’t comply with our concept, so substitute them with crispy, baked jicama or sweet potato chips. Their sweetness compliments the acidity of the salad and turns the entire ‘ceviche-eating’ experience into a memorable one.



Serves: ?

  • 2 lb seafood of your choice, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • ½ red onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  • 4-6 limes, juiced and zest finely grated
  • 1 large grapefruit, juiced
  • Handful of cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, stoned and chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, cored and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and finely chopped
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Strain he juices of limes and grapefruit into a single bowl so that you have about 1 cup of it and pour it into a Ziploc bag.
  • Throw in the chopped seafood, seal and give it a nice shake to coat well.
  • Set aside for 4-6 hours to ‘cook’ the seafood in the tangy dressing.
  • Dump all the veggies in a medium mixing bowl and season with a large pinch of salt.
  • Pour the entire content of the Ziploc bag over them and toss well to mix thoroughly.
  • Let it rest for another half an hour.
  • Serve in a lettuce bowl and enjoy with baked veggie chips.