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The ceviche is a recipe that can be found in all Latin America but the origin is attributed to Peru. Where thousands of years ago the indigenous people began cooking fish in the juice of a citrus . Then ingredients started to be added to this preparation and with the arrival of the Spaniards more ingredients were included.
The ceviche is a recipe that has been adopted and adapted in many countries, including Mexico. In the Mexican ceviche you will find a great combination of fresh ingredients, elaborated flavors and a spicy touch . But the best about this dish is that it has the ability of making you feel at a wonderful Mexican beach.
The ceviche can be served as entree plate or as a main course accompanied with different garnishes like: rice , tostadas , guacamole , mixed salad , etc.
About the Recipe
In this recipe only the fish has to be marinated and then mixed with many ingredients. Steps that are
very easy to perform
The ceviche is prepared with raw fish therefore you must buy
the freshest fish that you find. Don’t worry you won’t eat raw fish, it is cooked with lime.
It is also important buying skinless and boneless fish because it is very complex to remove them.
The recipe is prepared with white fish and you can use the pompano, snook, golden, sawfish, tilapia, etc.
preparation time is of 10 minutes
but it also has to be considered that the fish has a marinade of 1 hour and a resting of 10 minutes.
The recipe serves
Ingredients 1.1 lbs of skinless and boneless White Fish 10 Limes (10.5 oz) 2 Tomatoes (14.1 oz) 1 Avocado (8.8 oz) 1 Serrano Pepper (.4 oz) 1/2 Red Onion (2.6 oz)
4 Coriander sprigs (1.4 oz)
Pepper to taste 1 tablespoon of Salt
Cookware 1 Food Container with Lid 1 Bowl 1 Chopping Board 1 Mixing Spatula 1 Knife 1 Lime Squeezer (optional)
Directions Marinate the Fish
Dice 1.1 lbs of skinless and boneless white fish and put them in a food container.
Add in the food container, where the fish was put:
The juice of 10 Limes.
1 tablespoon of Salt.
Mix very well the food container ingredients with a mixing spatula.
Cover the food container, put it in the fridge and leave the white fish
marinating for 1 hour, so the flavors mix.
Prepare the Ceviche
Take from the fridge the food container and put in a bowl the fish that was marinated, without adding all the lime juice just a small quantity.
You will notice that the fish had a transparent appearance and through the . lime cooking it has turned white color
Dice 1 avocado and 2 tomatoes; upon completion put them in the bowl along with the white fish and reserve.
Finely chop 1/2 red onion, 1 serrano pepper and 4 coriander sprigs. Upon completion pass these ingredients to the bowl.
If you want your ceviche to be . very spicy, substitute the serrano pepper for habanero pepper
Also add in the bowl
pepper to taste.
Mix very well the ceviche with the mixing spatula.
Put in the fridge the bowl and leave the ceviche
resting for 10 minutes so it will be fresher and the flavors mix.
Now You Have a Fresh and Delicious Ceviche
* The ceviche can be garnished with tortilla chips or with crackers.
Suggestion: In Mexico is accustom to serve the ceviche in conical glass cups. If you have some available use them – the ceviche will look precious.
Variations: Shrimp ceviche , octopus ceviche , vegetarian ceviche , etc.
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