Ceviche is a healthy Peruvian dish that is usually served as an appetizer. It’s generally made from raw, fresh fish that is marinated in lemon and/or lime citrus juices. The acidity in the citrus cures the fish, causing it to denature the proteins and become firm and opaque while absorbing flavor. After the seafood has marinated in the citrus juices, other ingredients are tossed in such as onions, cilantro, peppers, and tomatoes to round out the flavor.
Served chilled, ceviche is a perfect side dish during warmer months, and can be eaten alone or with chips or tostadas. This delicious and simple ceviche recipe comes from renowned cookbook author, Naomi Nachman, The Aussie Gourmet. For more of Naomi’s recipes, follow her @naominachman or visit her website at naominachman.com.
On Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m. PST, Naomi will join Sharsheret in the Kitchen for “Shabbat Around the World,” where she will show participants how to bring healthy world cuisine into your Shabbat meal during this free virtual healthy cooking demo. This program is part of the “Sharsheret in the Kitchen” series, which brings nutritious kosher meal options to help empower all of us at risk for breast and ovarian cancer to make healthier diet choices. Register at https://link.sharsheret.org/sitknaominachman. This program is made possible with support from Cedars-Sinai.
1/2 pounds salmon fillet, finely chopped
1/2 pounds tuna fillet, finely chopped
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Combine salmon, tuna, lemon juice, lime juice, jalapeno, olive oil, salt, pepper, and onion in a medium bowl. Marinate, covered in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
- Just before serving, add avocado to the fish mixture, sprinkle with cilantro.
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