• 1 pound fresh fish fillet (rock cod, corvina, tilapia, grouper…)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 or 4 lemons (you can use some limes but not exclusively)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small to medium red onion
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • ½ stick celery (optional)
  • 1 aji amarillo or fresh jalapeño chile
  • Sides:
  • Corn on the cob, chopped into threes
  • Gold Yukon potato
  • Sweet potato (camote)
  • Yucca (can be found frozen in Asian markets)
  • Lettuce leaves


Slice fish fillet into long strips. Then chop again into bite size 'squares'. Try to keep the sizes even as possible for even cooking. Place in a large glass bowl and add salt and pepper.

Juice lemons and add to fish. Make sure all the fish pieces are under the juice as much as possible. As you add additional ingredients, mix and then accommodate the ingredients so that the fish is always under the juice.

Chop garlic and add to bowl.

The onion is sliced in long thin strips. Don't cut the onion in half. Rather slice one end off so that it is stable on the table then at an angle, slice the onion from top to bottom to create long thin strips. Add to bowl.

Chop cilantro and finely slice celery and add to bowl.

Roast the ají amarillo or jalapeño chile over an open fire (on a gas stove) or in a pan. Wait for it to cool and then peel the skin off. Slice around the seeds, taking only the meat of the chile. Add some of the seeds if you like the ceviche to be more spicy, but you are advised to just use the meat of the chile at first.

Chop the strips of chile into small squares. Add to bowl and cover with a cloth. Let sit for 1.5 hours. After the first 45 minutes, check the salt level and add more salt if you like.

To prepare sides, boil the corn pieces, the potatoes, sweet potatoes or the yucca in water with some salt, in separate pots.

Serve ceviche on a lettuce leaf, with starches such as corn or yucca on the side.

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  • Alimento base: Fish
  • Dificultad: Average
  • Tiempo preparación: 35 min.
  • Comensales: 4
  • Estacionalidad: All year
  • País: Peru
  • Comunidad: Northern Peru
  • Típica de: Peru
  • Provincia: Northern Peru
  • Microondas: No
  • Celiacos: No
  • Afrodisiaca: No
  • Thermomix: No
  • Niños: No
  • Light: No
  • Vegetariana: No

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