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Appetizers, Fish and Shellfish, Healthy Eating

Mediterranean ceviche

Mediterranean ceviche
Los Angeles Times

When the ceviche appetizer comes to the table, it's as beautiful as a peek into a tide pool brimming with sea life. A bright clamshell opens next to a curling purple octopus tendril; there's a flash of pink shrimp tail ... Read more

Total time: 40 minutes, plus 1 to 2 hours marinating time | Serves 4 to 6
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 pound rock shrimp
  • 1/4 pound albacore tuna
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded, not peeled, and diced small
  • 2 drops Tabasco
  • 2 green onions, green part only, very thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons micro basil leaves or minced basil, for garnish
  • Toasted pita triangles

Step 1Char the bell pepper and jalapeno pepper on a grill or stovetop burner, then place in a paper bag. When cool, peel, seed and dice, and set aside. Saute the onion 3 to 4 minutes in 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Cool.

Step 2Drop the rock shrimp into boiling water and cook for 2 minutes, then remove and plunge the shrimp into an ice bath. Drain and pat dry.

Step 3Cut the albacore into pieces about the same size as the shrimp.

Step 4Place the shrimp and tuna in a bowl. Add the reserved chopped bell pepper, jalapeno, sauteed onion, lime and orange juices, diced tomatoes, Tabasco, green onions, ginger, lime zest, honey, salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Step 5To serve, garnish with basil and drizzle with the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil. Serve with toasted pita triangles.

Note: From chef Thomas Deville at Minibar.

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