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Old 03-08-2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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Ceviche

I was reading a book and it kept referring to ceviche. What I gleaned from the book is that it is raw fish, chopped up and mixed with cilantro and lime juice. Is that correct? The book didn't specify a particular fish, in fact it mentioned that just abuot anything would work with this. It also said the lime juice "cooks" the fish. I'm a wee bit skeptical of THAT claim. Anyone know much about this? I'd appreciate a more knowledgeable answer.

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Old 03-08-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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Ceviche is great stuff alix and everything you said is pretty much true. Ceviche uses acid, usually lime or lemon juice, to chemically cook the fish. it is not cooked with heat, but the acid does change the structure and texture of the fish as if it were cooked with heat. It is delicious stuff. Very refreshing. I can't get enough of it.
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:39 AM   #3
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Here is a thread with some ceviche recipes.
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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i loooooove ceviche!!!

i've had some standard stuff, usually a firm white fish, cilantro, garlic, celery, onions, chiles, in an acid of vinegar and lemon/lime.

i also like ceviche preidente, which includes shrimp, squid, and firm white fish.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:06 PM   #5
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I love ceviche too. One of my Aunties makes it kinda like a pico di gallo with tomatoes and stuff. I've seen it made with avocado, grapefruit, mango...all kinds of stuff.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:11 PM   #6
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It is indeed delicious stuff! And very popular these days.

Shrimp ceviche is usually/often made with cooked shrimp (but just barely cooked), so maybe that's a type to start with.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:32 PM   #7
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I had one that was made with red snapper and it was delish. I asked the server at the restaurant how they make it and he said it was marinated in lime juice for several hours. The acid changes the texture of the fish and it's almost cooked. I did not taste any rawness.

The one I had was made with finely diced red snapper marinated in lime juice (lots of it) and then tossed in with finely diced tomatoes, red onion, avacados, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic. It was served in a martini glass - I can't get the taste out of my mouth. I think I need to go to San Angel in Oralando at Epcot again to enjoy this treat.
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there's this hole-in-the-wall dive mexican restaurant (which, of course, is the kind that serves the best mexican food) here in b'more called los amigos that has A+++ ceviche. you can either get the regular, which is just white fish, or ceviche mixto, which is fish, shrimp, squid, and a big ol clam. either one comes with long thin slivers of onion and chopped bits of cilantro floating in the lime juice on the plate. the definately use some sort of chile, tho, because some nights it's hot enough to peel the paint off the wall. fantastic stuff anyway!
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:27 PM   #9
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Mmm ceviche with plain white rice and salted boiled sweet potatoes. Delicious.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:00 AM   #10
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Ooh I'm going to try this next time I go fishing ^.^ I mainly catch snapper, I've been looking for different ways to cook it. When you have extra fresh fish, you should do something special
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