A few chilean bloggers decided to get together and post a special recipe from our own mothers to celebrate their day. It brought so many sweet memories of my mom, especially now that I am 5,000 miles away from her.
The recipe I wanted to share today in her honor is one of my favorite dishes. "Ceviche de Corvina" Unfortunately I cannot get corvina in here, but I adapted her recipe using Tilapia.
Ceviche is a typical appetizer dish in central Chile (Valparaiso). It is made with fresh fish, shredded or finely chopped, with onions, spices, herbs and lots and lots of lemon juice. It makes my mouth water just to think about it! So, here we go:
4 Tilapia fillets
1 big onion, finely diced
5 big garlic cloves, minced (I used my microplane zester grater)
1 hand full of parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 hand full of cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Kosher Salt and Fresh ground pepper to taste
4 oregano leaves, finely chopped
1/2 tspn. of ground cumin
1 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 Tbspn. vinegar
2 Tbspn. olive oil
Rinse the fish and either shredded with a fork or dice it very finely (I think it is easier to dice it) and set aside in a glass bowl.
Chop the onions, cilantro and parsley leaves, garlic and set aside.
Once your ingredients are ready, start assembling the dish. Add salt, pepper and condiments to the fish (cumin, oregano leaves, vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice). Stir well and let it rest for 30 minutes. Add the onions, garlic, parsley and cilantro. Mix well and let it chill for a couple hours.
Serve with toasted bread slices or crackers.
For other delicious flavors and recipes made by our mothers, please check these blog entries: