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The Best Mexican Ceviche Recipe

DINING | Published on 12/03/2019
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What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about Mexican food? It's easy to think of tacos, but the reality is that Mexico is not only a country full of culture and landscapes, but it also has one of the most diverse and rich gastronomic traditions in the world. 

One of the gastronomical gems Mexico has to offer is the multiple ways of preparing seafood, among which the traditional ceviche stands out in all its varieties: shrimp, fish, or even octopus. 

The possibilities are endless for seafood ceviche recipes, but today we are going to show you an easy ceviche recipe that can suit your taste so that wherever you are, you can remember the flavor of Mexico.

The basic rule

An important feature when preparing your Mexican ceviche recipe is that no matter the seafood you choose, it will not be cooked on fire, but must be soaked in lime until the meat is safe to eat. 

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Take your time

Any seafood ceviche recipe requires patience and enough time for marinating, this not only provides a special flavor but also helps us to make sure that the food will be in optimal conditions to be eaten without risk.

  • Shrimp ceviche recipe, you can identify the perfect spot when the meat starts to turn pink after some time in contact with the lemon, this can take between 1 and 2 hours.
  • Fish ceviche recipe, here we are led by the texture, when the meat becomes flakier, we know it is at the right point, this process takes a little longer and can last around 4 hours.
  • Tuna ceviche recipe, no doubt this is our safe option. If you are unsure about the ideal cooking stage of the fish, and you feel a little nervous, tuna ceviche is the best option, since the risk of consuming it raw is really low.

Let's get to work

We already have the base, and now we are going to complement it, remember that the best ceviche recipe is created by you. There are three complementary ingredients considered basic when it comes to a Mexican ceviche recipe: finely chopped white or purple onion, tomato, and cilantro.

If you are feeling adventurous and want to add a spark of flavor, you can include Worcestershire sauce and chopped jalapeño peppers.

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Time to play outside the box

At this point, you have a spectacular seafood ceviche recipe, but don't limit yourself! You can add avocado, grated carrots, olives, or corn to bring out the flavor even more.

You can even mix your Mexican shrimp ceviche recipe with other seafood such as octopus or fish to have a mixed ceviche.

Or you can make your vegan ceviche recipe by substituting the seafood with chopped fresh coconut, sweet mango, or cauliflower. The secret is to let the whole mixture soak in the lime juice to get that unique flavor.

No matter which seafood ceviche recipe you choose, the important thing is to experiment until you find the perfect balance for your palate - Enjoy!

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