Traditional Indigenous Recipes

Ceviche

Ceviche is a popular Mexican dish, comprised of raw fish that is “cooked” in citrus juice. There are various ways to prepare ceviche and this is one example.

Ingredients:

8 ounces raw, peeled small shrimp

8 ounces scallops (shelled)

4 sweet tomatoes

8 limes

1 white onion

1 ripe avocado

Salt and [coarsely ground] pepper to taste

*garlic to taste

Optional:

*dried oregano

8 ounces squid, cleaned and sliced

½ cup diced sweet peppers

Place shrimp and scallops in ceramic or glass bowl.

Squeeze juice from 7 of the limes onto the seafood; make sure all the seafood is covered with juice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Drain the seafood mixture through a colander to remove the lime juice.

Chop the tomato, but remove the white core and seeds.

Finely chop the onions.

Cut the avocado, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh. Cut into cubes.

Mix all the ingredients together, squeeze juice of the remaining lime onto the mixture and sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic and oregano to taste.

*Old World ingredient