How long do you marinate fish for ceviche?
Marinating times make a difference when you are making ceviche. Depending on the size of the fish pieces, you will need at least 30 minutes and normally an hour for the citrus to “cook” the fish. Two hours is fine, but beyond that the ceviche, while still good, becomes more of a pickled fish thing.
Can ceviche be made with freshwater fish?
If you intend to use freshwater fish for a ceviche, it’s recommended that you blanch it in water first. Freshwater fish such as tilapia don’t come from a briny habitat that makes raw saltwater fish less apt to carry bacteria.
What liquid is ceviche marinated in?
The traditional ceviche recipe uses fresh lime juice (or lemon juice) ever since the Spanish imported the lime around 400 years ago. Until the limes came around, ceviche consisted of salt, raw fish, and chili peppers.