The heat is on this week in Philly. On days like today I just want fresh salads or juicy fruits. Ceviche is one of those dishes that I turn to when I want a no cook meal.
A lot of people ask what Ceviche is. Is it good? What does it takes like? Well I have had Ceviche before and I can personally say I love it. Here’s my own recipe for it. There are so many different ways to make Ceviche.
1 1/2lbs tilapia
1/2 cup cilantro
Juice of 8 limes
Salt & pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 avocados, cubed
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced around the core and chopped
2 mangos, cubed
1 Serrano pepper, diced
1 seedless cucumber, cubed
Tortillas chips, for serving
Preparation: Tilpia and chopped up in cubes, marinated in Lime juice for about 45 min. (longer if you would like.) (Tip: The citric acid causes the proteins in the seafood to become denatured, basically cooking the fish. Another fish that is great for this dish is Halibut).
In a large bowl add chopped up avocado, onion, the outer part of the tomato (basically cutting around the tomato because if not the pulp of the tomato causes too much juice), garlic, dash of salt, pepper, serrano peppers, cucumbers, mangos, cilantro and olive oil. Toss everything together and set aside. After about 45 mins or so drain the lime juice and place fish in salad mix. You can put them on a dish or a fancy glass to capture the eye. Serve with tortillas.
Before preparing this dish just make sure you research your fish and make sure your market sells the freshest fish. Enjoy!
Check out the other great dishes from this week’s Food Network Blog #SummerSoiree below:
Feed Me Phoebe: 5 Farmer’s Market Summer Salad Recipes
Healthy Eats: Ovenless Entertaining
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The Mom 100: Simple Raspberry Fool
Domesticate Me: Arugula Salad with Shaved Zucchini, Pistachios and Parmesan
Taste with the Eyes: Santa Barbara Sea Urchin à la Jean-Georges
Homemade Delish: Delicious Ceviche
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwich with Basil-Garlic Scape Pesto
Red or Green: Gott’s Gazpacho
Swing Eats: Green Grapes, Drunken Goat Cheese, and Jalapenos on a Toothpick
Bacon and Souffle: Scallop Ceviche
FN Dish: A Complete Menu of No-Cook Recipes for the Whole Day