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This is the Spanish - Mexican answer to the Tahitian Poisson Cru. Raw fish soup made very hot with Serrano chilis, tomatoes and onions. A speciality of "La Concha", Acapulco, Mexico.

Type: Fish
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 lbs 908g / 32ozSea bass or red snapper fillet
7   Limes
1   Onion (medium)
8   Fluid ounces tomato juice
10 oz 284gTomatoes
1 oz 28gSerrano chili pepper
1 tablespoon 15mlCilantro - (level)
1   Garlic clove
1 tablespoon 15mlVegetable oil
4   Whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlOregano
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground white pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Descale the fish under water, using the back edge of the knife. Then, with a sharp knife, slit down the back of the fish and carefully remove the fillets! No bones allowed!!

Squeeze the juice from the limes. Slice the onion and then dice it. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water -- cool and then peel off the skin and remove the pips. Measure the tomato juice and oil. Wash, dry and finely chop the cilantro. Smash the clove of garlic. Carefully remove the pips from the pepper.

Place the fillets of fish into a mincer and when minced pour the lime juice over it and season with salt and pepper -- set aside in a large bowl and refrigerate for up to 2 hours or until opaque.

Before serving, toss with the remainder of the ingredients and serve immediately.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

THE GALLOPING GOURMET with Graham Kerr - (Show # GA-0007) - from the - TV FOOD NETWORK


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