This Easy Fish Ceviche recipe is fresh, full of flavor and always a hit at a party! It's loaded with cubed fish marinated (and 'cooked') in citrus juice, crisp vegetables, creamy avocado and fresh herbs. With this simple recipe you can make restaurant quality ceviche in your own kitchen!
¾poundSemi-Firm or Firm White Fish- cut into ½’’ cubes (SEE NOTES)
1/2poundBay Scallops- halved (or Shrimp)
3/4CupLime Juice- about 6 limes (SEE NOTES)
1tspHoney(or Agave) OPTIONAL
2largePlum Tomatoes– seeded and diced (about 3/4 cup)
1largeJalapeno– seeded, ribbed and finely diced*
½smallRed Onion– finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
1smallAvocado- peeled and diced
1/4CupMint Leaves- gently packed and chopped
3TBSCilantro- gently packed and chopped (Or Sliced Scallions)
Sea Salt & Ground Black Pepper- to taste
(SEE NOTES if you want to make a Mojito Ceviche!)
Place the fish and scallops in a large non-reactive mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, orange juice and honey. Pour mixture over seafood. Stir to evenly coat the fish. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes, gently stirring the mixture halfway through refrigeration time.
Add the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion and garlic to the fish mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for an additional 10 minutes or until fish is cooked to your liking.
Drain the mixture and transfer to a serving bowl. Gently stir in the avocado, mint and cilantro. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt, pepper and additional herbs if desired.
Serve immediately with lime wedges. Enjoy!
You can use any Semi-Firm or Firm Fish you like. You want to use the freshest fish possible!! Types of fish you can use in this recipe include - Sea Bass, Snapper, Tilapia, Cobia, Grouper, etc. For a full list of fish, see the recipe post.
I highly recommend you use freshly squeezed lime and orange juice for the ceviche. The prepared citrus juice in a bottle lacks the flavor of fresh squeezed juice!
If you don’t like the taste of raw red onions, soak them first! Soaking the onions will mellow the flavor and soften them. Place diced onions in a small bowl with ½ teaspoon of kosher salt. Add enough water to cover the onions. Set aside and allow to soak for 15 minutes. Drain and RINSE the onions before using.
For Mojito Ceviche: Substitute Club Soda for the Orange Juice and granulate sugar for the honey. Also, add 1 ½ tablespoons of White Rum to the mixture in step 1 of the recipe.
*Recipe Serves: 4-6 Depending on appetite*Nutritional Information based on 6 servings. Nutritional Information is a rough estimate and will depend on exact ingredients and amounts used.