Ceviche is a seafood staple in coastal regions of Spanish or Latin American countries. Refreshing and delicious, it has recently become popular in American restaurants. Because ceviche is healthy, simple and really flavorful, it will become a go-to when you are having friends over; it's perfect for margaritas after work or a great make ahead starter to kick off burger night with the neighbors. Best of all, ceviche is simple, unique, and super-fast! Use a firm white fish that will hold its shape. Cut into uniform size pieces so the fish cooks evenly in the marinade.
SIMPLE SEAFOOD CEVICHE
1 pound red snapper or other fish cut into 1/4 inch cubes
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 red onion, diced
1 small tomato, diced very small
1/2 cup red pepper, diced very small
1/2 cup yellow pepper, diced very small
1 jalapeno pepper, stems/seeds removed, diced very fine
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced into a paste or grated with a microplane or grater
Pinch of cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
In a large zip top bag, add the fish with enough lime juice to cover. Marinate for 20 minutes.
Wisk the remaining ingredients except the cilantro together in a bowl along with 1/4 cup of the lime juice from the marinade. Remove the fish from the marinade and add to the mixture, stirring gently to combine. Chill completely, at least one hour. Stir in the cilantro just before serving.
Serve in a chilled glass with wedges of lemon or lime, and tortilla chips.