Ceviche: Refreshing Recipe

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Introduction

Ceviche is a refreshing and zesty dish originating from Latin America, featuring marinated raw fish or seafood cured in citrus juices and flavored.

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Fresh Seafood Selection

Begin with the freshest seafood available, such as firm white fish like halibut or sea bass, shrimp, scallops, or even octopus, ensuring the highest quality and taste.

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Citrus Marinade

Marinate the seafood in a tangy mixture of freshly squeezed citrus juices, typically lime or lemon, which effectively "cooks" the fish by denaturing the proteins.

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Enhancing Flavors

Add finely chopped onions, cilantro, jalapenos, and other seasonings like salt, pepper, and cumin to infuse the ceviche with layers of flavor and aromatic freshness.

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Dicing Techniques

Dice the seafood into uniform bite-sized pieces to ensure even marination and a pleasant texture in every mouthful.

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Resting Period

Allow the ceviche to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to an hour, allowing the flavors to meld together and the seafood to fully.

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Additional Ingredients

Incorporate diced tomatoes, avocado, and cucumber for added freshness and texture, complementing the seafood with their crispness.

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Presentation

Serve the ceviche chilled in a bowl or martini glass, garnished with additional cilantro leaves or lime wedges for an elegant presentation.

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