Halibut Ceviche

Our neighbor vacationed in Alaska a few weeks back and caught a 113 pound halibut. We were lucky enough to have been gifted some of the fish.

It was sliced too thin for grilling. So, I decided to make ceviche. Gary introduced us to this delectable treat years ago. Each time we make it we think, we should do this more often – it’s so easy! If you’ve never had ceviche and you like fish I highly recommend it. The fish is not raw. It is “cooked” by the acid in the limes. You don’t have to be a sushi lover to appreciate ceviche.

Because I have a full day and wanted to be able to take the ceviche to the pool tonight for dinner, I took some short cuts.

I sliced a pound of fish into approximately 1″ squares and covered with the juice of four limes in a glass dish (all Internet recommendations are glass or stainless). Choose limes that aren’t too juicy, they’ll be more watery and less acidic affecting the curing of the fish. That concoction was refrigerated for just over an hour. Last night I found recipes ranging from 15 minutes at room temperature to 8 hours in the refrigerator. Your mileage will vary based on type of fish, quality of fish and your preference for “doneness”. I drained the fish and then poured a chunky peach mango salsa over the top (that’s the short cut part, there are as many variations on ceviche as there are sangria).

We’ll nosh on this at the pool this evening with tortilla chips.

Total time prep time: < 15 minutes
Total time: approximately 1 hr, 15 minutes
Difficulty: uhm, none
Kid friendly? Maybe, since it’s in salsa

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3 smart people left their mark:

  1. Halimah, 27. June 2008, 17:06

    I just saw a recipe for this yesterday – and it sounded so freaking bizarre. But if you and your crew have eaten and survived I’ll spring it on my loved ones.

     
  2. Kelsey, 27. June 2008, 17:37

    Yumm! We are going to Alaska on the third im so excited!

     
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