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Creative Ceviche

By Alana Sugar, July 15, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

In 1993, I had the good fortune of traveling with friends to Peru. There, I found food that surprised and delighted me. (Incredible pizza at the base of Machu Picchu, I kid you not!) While visiting Cusco, I learned about and sampled a number of famous dishes, including Peruvian Ceviche, which was amazing.

Ceviche (also spelled seviche and cebiche) is a popular dish native to Latin America. It’s prepared by marinating cubes of seafood or shellfish (traditionally raw, but we like to use cooked ingredients) in citrus juice — usually lime — with salt, seasonings, aromatics and a number of other ingredients. Latin American countries generally have their own signature ceviche dish. Some with surprising ingredients like popcorn and corn nuts!

Since there isn’t just one way of making it, imagination and creativity are free to run wild. Here’s a sampling:

Remember, when making ceviche, there is plenty of room for diversity and experimentation with assorted fish, shellfish, vegetables, legumes, spices and other seasonings. Have fun!

Have you tried ceviche? Got a good recipe? Let me know.

Category: Food & Recipes, Seafood




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07/16/2013 9:57:10 AM CDT
Carolina says ...
Im a huge fan of ceviche, thank you for the recipes. Im gonna give th salmon one a try. My normal and easy ceviche is any kind of fresh white fish, i cut it like sashimi and marinate with soy sauce, lime, ginger, cilandro. Simple and delish!
07/20/2013 8:08:11 AM CDT
Gudrun says ...
I love ceviche and usually enjoy it at "El Tule" in Lambertville NJ. Thanks for the recipes!
07/25/2013 8:07:44 AM CDT
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07/31/2013 3:50:39 PM CDT
Gladys Soto says ...
I am from Peru ,I need to know if you Paiche in this location Tk
09/17/2013 5:45:51 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@GLADYS - Our fish selection will vary between locations. Check with your local store to find out what they have in stock!
09/19/2013 3:41:28 PM CDT
Isabell says ...
Ceviche made with coliflower instead of fish/seafood
07/20/2014 4:50:42 PM CDT