Me xican Ceviche

Mexican Ceviche


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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 4-6

About This Recipe

“This dish is a regular served on the beaches of Mexico. Serve it as a seafood appetizer or as a side salad dish. You can alter it to suit your own taste. Make it as spicy or as mild as you wish. My friends all love it. I often use shrimp & fish or shrimp & scallops – when I do this I do not marinate the shrimp as the shrimp tend to get tough. I steam the shrimp and add them a few hours before serving as I mix all the ingredients together. In Mexico when they make this they often add sea water (not recommened). If you are using frozen fish, choose a firm-fleshed fish and make sure it is fully thawed with as much moisture as possible removed.”


    • 1 lb halibut fillets (or use a mixture of fish and shrimp) or 1 lb sea bass fillets (or use a mixture of fish and shrimp) or 1 lb red snapper fillet ( or use a mixture of fish and shrimp)
    • 5 -6 limes ( Enough Juice to cover fish)
    • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
    • 1 green pepper, sweet, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley or 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
    • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped ( or more to suit your taste)
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 dash Tabasco sauce
    • lettuce leaf ( to line serving bowls)
    • avocado (optional)
    • black olives, sliced ( for garnish) (optional)


  1. Dice the fish (approximately 1/2-inch dice if using shrimp use cleaned shrimp).
  2. Marinate fish in the lime juice in the fridge overnight (this step cooks the fish).
  3. Stir often.
  4. Pour off most of the lime juice (just leave it moist).


  1. Add remaining ingredients except lettuce, avocado and olive. Do this preferably a few hours before serving & refrigerate.
  2. Toss well and arrange in individual serving bowls that are lined with the lettuce leaves.
  3. If you wish garnish with sliced avocado and sliced black olives.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Calories 181.7
Calories from Fat 20
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.2g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 68.1mg
Sugars 4.8 g
Sodium 247.7mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.4g
Dietary Fiber 4.2g
Sugars 4.8 g
Protein 27.3g

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