Sep 08 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

What you can haz:

-1 lb of fish, I used mahi mahi but you can use tuna or salmon for the halibut.
-quarter to half of a red onion finely diced.
-two tomatoes, chopped and seeded.
-one hatch pepper chopped and seeded (if you don't want your butthole to explode).
-one teaspoon of kosher salt.
-1 and a half cups of fresh lime juice

Okay, so add everything BUT the onions in together in a glass bowl and stir it around. Cover and leave in the refrigerator for 1 hour then toss in your red onions and mix it again one more time. Leave in the fridge another 1-2 hours and as of course,

EATTE ITTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 responses so far

  • Namnezia says:

    Yum! But I find that the fish doesn't "cook" so quickly. I usually put it in the fridge in lime juice overnight and then add the rest of the stuff.

    Once I was making ceviche with I forget what kind of fish, and the next day when I went to retrieve the fish from the fridge there were all these little worms swimming around the lime juice.

    I went back to the store with my wormy fish, and the dude was all like "Oh that? Them's just nematodes! They disintegrate when you cook the fish."

    It freaked me out sufficiently that I stopped making ceviche with raw fish - now I usually grill some tuna or mahi-mahi and break it up, add the lime and all the other stuff and let it sit for 1-2 hours. Not really ceviche, but really good. And no swimming nematodes.

  • Dr. O says:

    But yours, sans worms, looks great, GR 🙂

  • Jim Thomerson says:

    I think Pollock, which is cheap, makes good ceviche. Don't use salmon which has not been frozen. There is a salmon nematode which dies in your gut and can cause gut blockage. It is not killed by being cevicheized.

  • Jim Thomerson says:

    I am primarily a freshwater ichthyologist. I would never make ceviche out of a freshwater fish. They have a fairly high prevalence of parasites which interact with humans. Salmon, tuna, and other marine fish I encounter in Central Texas have been frozen: probably the freshwater fishes as well. I''m not expert on the subject, but I think human adapted parasites are rare in marine fish.

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