Ceviche, which involves immersing delicate raw fish in aromatic citrus juices, is an innovative way to slowly "cook" fresh fish. Habanero chiles add a spicy kick to the dish, but are balanced out by a mixture of sweet potatoes, corn, and butter lettuce.

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Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse diced fish and slivered red onion in cold water and dry thoroughly.

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  • In a large bowl, combine fish, red onion, lime juice, salt, habanero (if using), and ají amarillo sauce (if using). Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.

  • Just before serving, stir in cilantro. Divide between 4 bowls and serve with sweet potato, corn, and lettuce leaves on the side.

  • Peruvian Pantry: Ají amarillo. A yellow chile with a slightly sweet flavor and plenty of heat. Available in this county in jars or as a puréed sauce at many Latin markets.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chef's Notes

Ceviche is a national dish of Peru. Originally created by fishermen as a way to eat part of their catch during long days at sea, ceviche uses the acid in lime juice to "cook" the fish.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; calories from fat 6.6%; protein 33g; fat 1.7g; saturated fat 0.4g; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 2.2g; sodium 458mg; cholesterol 124mg.