The other day I was at a Mexican restaurant where I enjoyed an amazing ceviche which made me realize that I had never actually made ceviche at home and that is a shame considering how easy it is to make and how absolutely good it is. Ceviche is a dish that is common in Central and South America where fish is 'cooked' in a marinade of citrus juices like lemon, lime, sour orange, etc., onion, chili peppers, cilantro etc. Really ceviche is one of the easiest dishes to make where you simply have to cut the fish into small pieces and then let it sit in the simple marinade for a few minutes to 'cook'. Pretty much any seafood would work in ceviche and I went with a white fish, halibut, and I used a lime and orange based marinade that included some onion, pickled jalapenos and cilantro. This halibut ceviche is amazingly light, bright and citrus-y good! I served the cechiche as an appetizer along with blue corn chips for dipping but you could easily make a bigger batch and serve it as a main along with a few sides. Right now I am thinking that some ceviche tacos would be fabulous!



Prep Time: 10 minutes Marinate Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

A light and fresh Mexican style ceviche with lime, orange, jalapeno and cilantro.

  • 1 cup white fish, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno vinegar (the liquid from the jalapeno jar)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 orange, supremed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix the fish, lime juice, orange juice, jalapenos, jalapeno vinegar, cilantro and orange and let marinate until the fish turns from translucent to opaque, about 10 minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 83, Fat 0.8g (Saturated 0.3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 609mg, Carbs 8g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g), Protein 11g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Barb Pagani said...

Yum, my husband and I love Ceviche. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you, B

NotesFromAbroad said...

Oh I do love a good Ceviche ! You make it all sound so easy :)

ashley - Baker by Nature said...

I love ceviche, and yet, I've never made it at home. DOH! Must try.

Nusrat Azim said...

Captivating use of colors in the pictures and easy recipe made this dish the 'Winner of the Day' :)
I'm a BIG fan of your food photography. And I love keep coming back here :)

Jasi said...

I'm a long-time reader and I only comment from time to time to tell you I adore your space and recipes still. Never disappointed. Making ceviche this weekend. =)

Todd @ HonestlyYUM said...

I love the orange slices!!

Paula Deemer said...

Does this keep well or will it get tough if kept overnight

vanillasugarblog said...

It is crazy easy to make at home.
I do this a lot with fresh scallops!

Yvonne @ bitter baker said...

Have to admit, I've never made ceviche at home either. Gotta put this on my list, sure looks delicious!

rockinrobyn1978 said...

Like vanillasugarblog said, making ceviche with scallops is the BEST. You can also add cucumber and/or tomato to your ceviche. One of my favorite dishes!

Tieghan said...

Raw fish has always scared me a bit, but my mind is slowly changing and this just looks so good. I may have to try it!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

I love ceviche especially with fresh seafood. This is divine :)

Kevin Lynch said...

Paula Deemer: This is definitely best fresh when it is made!


Love ceviche! Gorgeous recipe!

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