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Tuna Ceviche With Mango And Lime

Type: Fish
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozFresh top-quality tuna
2   Firm ripe round red mangoes*
2   Serrano chiles - (to 3) - seeded, and
  Finely chopped
2 tablespoons 30mlFinely-chopped cilantro - or to taste
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced red onion - or to taste
3 tablespoons 45mlExtra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons 45mlFreshly-squeezed lime juice - or to taste
  Sea salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

* Tomato or avocado can substitute for the mango.

Cut the tuna into 1/2-inch dice. Peel the mangoes and cut them into the same size dice. Place them in a glass bowl, add the chiles, cilantro, red onion, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and toss them with a rubber spatula until thoroughly mixed. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until "done" to your taste.

Taste and add more seasoning if needed. Serve on saucers, tortilla chips or in lettuce leaf cups.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each of four servings: 223 calories; 14 grams protein; 19 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 11 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 26 mg. cholesterol; 24 mg. sodium.

The Los Angeles Times, 08-20-2003


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