Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tilapia Ceviche

Its gone from winter to spring almost immediately here in South Texas, and what better than Ceviche on warm days. If you don't know what Ceviche is..ahh I am so sorry, seriously, and uhmm who are you? But at the same time aren't you glad I am providing this awesome recipe for you. Also this is award winning ceviche, since yes back in 2005 or 2006 Daniel and I won ceviche fest..haha, I need to find that video of ceviche fest. So here it is!

1 lb of fresh Tilapia or Halibut ( I used Tilapia )
3 Medium Sized Tomatoes
1/2 Onion
30-40 Limes
1/2 Cucumber
1 Cilantro Bunch
3 Serrano Peppers
Tapatio Hot Sauce

Vegetables..or Fruit. Can someone confirm if tomatoes are a fruit or what is their deal?
Tilapia...why does this picture gross me out so.bad.? but the end result is so worth it.

Okay, start with slicing the fish into small cubes,  and once you're doing slicing it refrigerate while you squeeze your limes.

Freshly squeezed lime juice.
Pour all of the juice over your fish, and put down the fish as compact as you can. You want each piece of fish to be touching the lime juice.

Unfortunately I have bad news guys, this recipe takes a while to make only because the fish is going to cook in the lime juice, something about the acid in the lime, and who knows what, Daniel talks a lot when it comes to science. So I let this "cook" overnight turning the fish a couple of times to make sure you don't eat anything raw.

This is what you want your fish to look like after 8 hours. To be honest I've made this and eaten it in like 3 hours. But hey, I must have really been hungry and anxious to eat this, and no one likes me when I'm hungry, geez I don't even like me when I am hungry.. I would prefer to play it safe and let it sit in the fridge for the 8 hours.

So now that your fish is is ready, you can chop all your vegetables, and toss it with your fish. Add Salt & Pepper, and that is it.

Grab your tostada add some ceviche and eat away, I top mine with an "pacodo" ; avocado, I just love how Ben pronounces avocado. If the serranos are not spicy enough for you, then top it with  your favorite hot sauce, mine is Tapatio :)
Hope you guys like it!!


  1. oh wow this looks delicious!! My favorite recipe on my food blog was the tilapia tacos! This makes my mouth water :)


  2. I LOVE ceviche! I had my first one a while ago when I was in Asia and I just couldn't get over the natural sweetness and fresh balance of flavours that linger in your mouth. This recipe looks delicious - definitely perfect for a balmy summer day!

    <3 Mandy xx

  3. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
    This looks delicious!!!

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  4. Hi there, this is a really nice post about fish/seafood. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. This week it is about all things fishy and seafoody. Food on Friday

  5. You are such a star for putting up the link. Thank you very much. Soon we well have a nice collection of all things fishy!

  6. wow..looks scrumptiously tasty
    new to your space.
    lovely spce you have ..
    happy following you..:)
    do stop by mine sometime
    Tasty Appetite