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Video: Ceviche from Ecuador


Learn how to make ceviche in a few simple steps! Ceviche is a popular Latin American dish made by marinating fish or shellfish with citrus and seasonings.

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Try this version of ceviche from Ecuador!


  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • Hot pepper, to taste
  • Juice of one lemon and/or lime
  • 1 pound fresh tuna (high-grade), cubed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional: ketchup


  1. Combine red onions, tomatoes and cilantro in a bowl.
  2. Add the juice of a lemon or lime. Lemon will add a sweeter flavor; the lime will be more tart.
  3. Add hot pepper and salt to taste.
  4. Cube the tuna in to small cubes. Slice the tuna against the grain. You can substitute cooked shrimp instead of fish.
  5. Add tuna to the bowl and mix. Marinade the mixture for 20 minutes in a refrigerator. The acidity of the citrus will cook the fish.
  6. For traditional Ecuadorian style, add ketchup to taste.