Black Sea Bass Ceviche with Rhubarb Pico de Gallo

Historically a mid-Atlantic species ranging from the Carolinas to southern New England, black sea bass have been gradually expanding their range northward as waters warm. Nowadays these plump, turquoise-tinted beauties can be found all the way up in Maine waters. Serve this with crackers or tortilla chips.

Black Sea Bass Ceviche with Rhubarb Pico de Gallo
Photo: Photography / Nico Schinco, Food Styling / Frances Boswell, Prop Stylist / Paige Hicks
Active Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins


  • ¾ cup lime juice

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 12 ounces previously frozen skinned black sea bass fillets, thawed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (see Tip)

  • 1 ¼ cups finely diced rhubarb

  • cup finely diced red onion

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chervil


  1. Whisk lime juice and salt in a medium nonreactive bowl until the salt dissolves. Add fish, stirring until it is covered completely by the liquid. Cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until the fish turns opaque, about 4 hours.

  2. Drain the fish. Combine rhubarb, onion, jalapeño, chervil and the fish in a serving bowl.

To make ahead

Refrigerate ceviche (Step 1) for up to 2 days


Most fish can play host to parasites. Curing it in acid, as this recipe does, will reduce risks associated with eating raw fish, but freezing the fillets for at least 24 hours kills any parasites.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
1g Fat
2g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Vitamin A 140IU 3%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Vitamin D 128IU 32%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Vitamin K 6mcg 5%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 218mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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