Peruvian ceviche
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Recipe: Peruvian ceviche

Classic Peruvian ceviche (cebiche or seviche are the proper spellings that nobody uses anymore) consists of 4 ingredients: fish, lime juice, onions and chillies. It is normally served with sweet potato and choclo (Peruvian white corn). Less common accompaniments include potato, yuca (cassava), yuyo (seaweed), rice (!). Cancha is normally served as a snack, although some restaurants serve some as part of the dish. Buen provecho!

Peruvian ceviche

Peruvian ceviche

Classic Peruvian ceviche is an traditional entrée that consists of 4 ingredients: fish, lime juice, onions and chillies.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Entrée
Cuisine Peruvian


  • 1/2 red onion
  • 500 g white fish fillet such as snapper
  • 5-7 limes juiced
  • red chillies such as birdseye, sliced (optional)
  • salt to taste

To serve

  • coriander
  • choclo (Peruvian white corn) or regular corn, cooked
  • sweet potato cooked


  • Finely slice onion and soak in cold water. You can do this step a few hours in advance. When ready to start preparing the fish, drain onions in a colander.
  • Cube fish, mix with onions and place on a serving platter. Season with salt.
  • Cover with lime juice. Serve immediately or reserve in the fridge if you like your fish more marinated.
  • When ready to serve, check the seasoning and garnish with coriander. Serve choclo and sweet potato on the side.
Keyword dairy free, fish, gluten free, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian food, seafood

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