Ceviche de pescado (Fish Ceviche)

The blog has been quiet as I had a busy inpatient rotation on hematology, then B and I went on our vacation block (more about that in future blog posts)! I also have a research paper deadline (targeted leukemia immunotherapy, anyone?) coming up, so just a quick post today on ceviche.
Ceviche is one of my favorite Peruvian dishes. Peruvian food is just amazing in general - I've made lechon sandwich and pollo a la brasa (Peruvian roast chicken) on the blog although it's been a long time since I've made a Peruvian dish - 3 years! I had a great ceviche dish in NYC and had been meaning to recreate it forever.
I've made ceviche before but wanted to go all out with full plating, including the corn, plantain chips, and sweet potato. Alas, I was unable to find the famous giant Peruvian corn kernels, but regular corn will do.
Some ceviche 101
- the most important thing about ceviche is using the freshest ingredients possible and making sure you don't overcook or undercook the fish. The fish is ready when opaque.
-  cut all the fish and ingredients to the same size so they cook evenly.
- many recipes recommend marinating the vegetables separately to avoid overcooking them; however, I toss everything together for simplicity's sake, and it tastes just fine.
Hope you enjoy! I need to share my summer recipes, as winter is coming in the northeast - the leaves are finally changing colors!

Ceviche de pescado (Fish Ceviche)


Ingredients
FISH CEVICHE
1 lb white fish fillets (I used tilapia), diced
1 jalapeno
2-4 garlic cloves
1/2 small red onions, diced
10 small limes,
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped as finely as possible
salt and pepper, to taste

CERVICHE TOPPING
plantain chips
corn
sweet potato chips (recipe below)
lettuce

Directions
Place the diced raw fish in a large bowl with the jalapeno, garlic cloves, red onions, salt, and cover it with lime juice (the fish should be covered by the lime juice). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for about 3-4 hours.

Once the fish is “cooked” in the lime juice,  it will be opaque and white. Add the chopped cilantro, oil, salt and additional lime juice to taste. You can serve immediately or let it rest for another 20-30 minutes before serving.

Serve your ceviche with plantain chips, corn, and your sweet potato slices over a bed of lettuce. Enjoy!

------------------------------------------------------

Sweet potato chips

Ingredients
1 sweet potato
1 tablespoon olive oil
paprika, salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Heat the oven (I use a toaster oven) to 400F. Slice the sweet potatoes thinly and toss in a bowl with oil and all the spices. Spread them out on foil lined baking sheets, making sure none overlap. Bake until crispy on the bottom. Enjoy!

29 comments

  1. Yum, those sweet potato chips look tasty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks :) I love sweet potatoes >> regular potatoes anytime

      Delete
  2. Oh my, I LOVE Peruvian food! Have you tried Lomo Saltado?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, when we went to Peru and it was amazing! Probably should add that to my bucket list of recipes to make :)

      Delete
  3. This looks incredibly healthy AND delicious. I really want to try the sweet potato chips (can't go wrong with those). Thanks for sharing, beautiful photos!

    Heather | www.cookingwithessentialoils.ca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Healthy, delicious, and easy - the trifecta of recipes in a busy doctor's life :) Enjoy!

      Delete
  4. That looks amazing! I will have to try it out!
    -Olivia
    www.missoliviasays.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow!! Your photos looks fantastic. I love fish and sweet potatoes. Never together, so this is a must try !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you like the photos - it was cloudy that day but did what I could. I see it often served together in Peru dishes, and it's a great combo

      Delete
  6. I have a hilarious something to tell you! I have my qualifying for masters exam in 2 months (Im a dental student), and I often find myself having this urge to cook something new or creative everyday. My peers around call me crazy and ask me to stop wasting time but its the biggest stress buster I have. Feeling guilty about this "Time wasting" habit of mine, I decided to look up "Obsessive cooking disorder" online, to see if its a real thing and if I could find some help online.
    And lo,I find your blog. And I find that you are doing MD, and into cooking and blogging since 7 yrs and even smart enough to get matched with your #1 option for MD. And here I find huggggeee hope. So I guess I can continue with this guilty pleasure of mine now. And now I shall cook in peace ;)
    Btw, such a cute blog, im from India and still a student, so a lot of these dishes arent something I can whip up, but I found few things like coffee ice cubes which sound amazing! Love xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad you enjoyed the blog. Good with with your masters exam! I went crazy cooking when I was most stressed which even if it takes a ton of time, at last my belly feels happy (even if my brain doesn't)

      Also it's one of the most popular things people talked about when I was interviewing - cooking blogs just aren't common in the medical world haha. Keep it up!! If you blog, do share it with me - I try to support medical bloggers/IGers

      Delete
  7. Wow, this looks so fresh! I'd love to eat this right about now :) And as always, your photos are stunning

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've never actually made ceviche but this sounds so refreshing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This looks so delicious! I'm going to make it this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I just love how simple ceviche is. Great pictures too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks so delish. Can’t wait to explore more of your site. I have my eye on that ahi tuna bowl! Yum.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This looks so good! I'll definitely pin this for later.

    xx, Tomi
    https://goodotmicha.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love Peruvian food!! That means ceviche is definitely a must! This looks like a great recipe to try along with some Inka Cola :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, I remember that neon yellow Inka Cola while visiting

      Delete
  14. Yum! This made me so hungry :D Will try to make it this weekend!

    ReplyDelete