We have always loved a great Ceviche; the bright fresh flavors are such a great opening dish to any evening!
You can call me a dog, Pavlov’s Dog. Just thinking about this dish is making me drool.
Traditional Peruvian Ceviche made with your choice of fish
A twist to traditional Ceviche with mangoes and avocados
Either choice will be the best decision you’ve ever made; so you should probably just start with both! This will let you compare and share while doubling down on good decision making.
This dish is built solid and has beautiful presentation. The fish is choice cut and prepared beautifully in the lime/lemon citrus base. Both the Peruano and Fusion are crafted with typical in ingredients with one great twist.
Each is served with their own Salsa Criolla (or "sarza criolla") which is beautiful and vibrant. Their Salsa Criolla is simply prepared lightly pickled with thin sliced red onions and the amazing Criolla pepper. The Criolla pepper from the mountainous regions of South America these golden peppers have a citrusy, smoky habanero-like flavor, and usually have a manageable level of hotness. However, the temperature of this pepper can be very inconsistent depending on growing and harvesting methods. For this reason, and the nature of the dish being an appetizer, we recommend getting the Criolla on the side, and wading into it before blowing out your mouth for the evening. Often we're begging the wait staff for more and more, but every once in a while it’s so hot we can barely touch it!
On our most recent visit, the fish was cooked perfectly - vibrant and clean. Usually ceviche will be doused in lime to the point that you can't taste anything but lime. This isn't the case; the lime infusion was perfect. The chips are the perfect crunchy accompaniment to the dense, perfectly lime-cooked fish. The occasional snap from the toasted corn kernels, coupled with the pickled red onions and cilantro, provide all of the uplift the fish needs. Killer dish with killer flavors and fresh fish. Killer peppers, too - watch out, stand aside, or get it on the side.
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