Mock Ceviche

Mock Ceviche

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From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2007

Traditionally, ceviche is raw fish that's “cooked” by marinating it in acidic citrus juice. Here we quickly poach the tilapia then marinate it with fresh herbs, lime juice and crunchy vegetables for an easy summer dinner. Make it a meal: Serve with warm corn tortillas.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large green bell pepper, halved crosswise and thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced white onion
  • 1/4 cup quartered green olives
  • 1 avocado, chopped


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  1. Place tilapia in a medium skillet. Cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place jalapeno to taste in a small bowl and whisk in lime juice, 2 tablespoons cilantro, oregano and salt. Transfer the tilapia to a large, shallow, nonreactive dish with a slotted spoon and pour the lime juice mixture over the top. Add bell pepper, tomato, onion and olives; gently mix to combine. (It's OK if the tilapia breaks apart.) Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and avocado just before serving.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
  • Per serving: 236 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 87 mcg folate; 57 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 757 IU vitamin A; 51 mg vitamin C; 37 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 378 mg sodium; 831 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 1

August 21, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
supposed to be for 4 - the two of us ate the whole thing! we added fresh corn off the cob and it was fantastic. i will make it again for guests this weekend Pros: Tasty, fresh, light, complex, Cons: none

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