How to Make Ceviche – Step by Step Guide

For a truly authentic seafood dish that is simple yet exquisite, here’s a recipe detailing how to make ceviche. A national dish of Peru, ceviche has been a South American delicacy for generations. Due to its raw-fish nature, the spicy delectability of a good ceviche requires fresh assembly and immediate service for full enjoyment.

Using white fish fillets of your own choosing, you can make this homemade ceviche while preparing other side dishes like sweet potatoes, avocado, plantain, or corn to accompany it. The entire preparation is simple and our tutorial takes the guesswork out of making this dish.

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Step #1. Ceviche Ingredients

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Prepare all ingredients before starting to cook. You’ll need:

  • 2 white fish fillets (snapper, sea bass, tilapia, or your fave white fish)
  • Square5-6 lemons or limes, juiced
  • ½ onion, in fine slices or juliennes
  • 2 red chiles, finely chopped
  • SquareBunch of cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • SquareSalt and pepper

Step #2. Slice

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Cut the fish in slices using a chef’s knife or other large knife.

Step #3. Cube the Fish Strips

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Cut the fish slices into cubes.

Step #4. Add Lemon Juice

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Add the lemon juice to the fish cubes.

Step #5. Rest

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Let the fish sit in the lemon (if you like it very raw you can let it sit for about 10 minutes, if you prefer it more cooked you can leave it for 20-25 minutes).

Step #6. Drain Lemon Juice

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Remove the lemon juice.

Step #7. Add the Veg

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Add the onion, chiles, cilantro leaves, salt and pepper. Add some fresh lemon (as much as you like).

Step #8. Mix Well

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Step #9. Serve and Enjoy!

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For a taste of the coastal regions of South America, a good ceviche made with fish provides a savor of the sea in a visually beautiful dish with a subtle mix of flavors.

Whether you prefer it cooked in lemon juice for a short period of time or for longer, you’ll discover that this easy ceviche dish can serve as a delicate seafood serving at any time of year. The variety of fish fillets that work with this dish make it the best ceviche recipe for versatility.

Now that you’ve seen our tutorial, let us know how yours turns out. Did you make it for everyday enjoyment, or for a special occasion?

Looking to further enhance your cooking skills? Check out…How to Braise Beef

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How to Make Ceviche

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For a truly authentic seafood dish that is simple yet exquisite, here’s a recipe detailing how to make ceviche. A national dish of Peru, ceviche has been a South American delicacy for generations. Due to its raw-fish nature, the spicy delectability of a good ceviche requires fresh assembly and immediate service for full enjoyment.
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 2
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 white fish fillets snapper, sea bass, tilapia, or your fave white fish
  • 5-6 lemonsjuiced
  • ½ onion sliced finely
  • 2 red chilesfinely chopped
  • 1 Bunch of cilantro leavesfinely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut the fish in slices using a chef's knife or other large knife.
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 2 image of slicing the raw fish into strips. inthekitch.net
  • Cut the fish slices into cubes.
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 3 image of slicing the strips into cubes. inthekitch.net
  • Add the lemon juice to the fish cubes.
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 4 image, adding lemon juice to bowl of raw fish. inthekitch.net
  • Let the fish sit in the lemon (if you like it very raw you can let it sit for about 10 minutes, if you prefer it more cooked you can leave it for 20-25 minutes).
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 5 image of raw fish in bowl. inthekitch.net
  • Remove the lemon juice.
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 6 image of draining the lemon juice out of the bowl of raw fish. inthekitch.net
  • Add the onion, chiles, cilantro leaves, salt and pepper. Add some fresh lemon (as much as you like).
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 7 image of adding onion and veg to fish in bowl. inthekitch.net
  • Mix well.
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 8 image, mixing the bowl of fish and veg. inthekitch.net
  • Serve and enjoy!
    How to Make Ceviche - Step 9 image ceviche served on a yellow plate. inthekitch.net

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Nutrition

Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 36gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 847mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 430IUVitamin C: 123.9mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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