If you’re partial to a bit of seafood on your plate, then you must try ceviche – a dish most popular in the Caribbean and on the coast of Latin America, ceviche is a meal made from raw, fresh fish which has been cured with lemon or lime juices (sometimes both).
Depending on where you go to try it, you may find it served up with chopped onions, cilantro and dashes of salt. It’s often dished out with side dishes like lettuce, avocado, and sweet potato, just to name a few.
Today, it’s time to discover the fishy goodness that is this tasty, seaborne dish!
History of Ceviche Day
Any good food gets its own day of observance, and this is no exception. Although it is popular in some parts of the world, it might not be so well-known where you are – and today makes sure that you find out what you have been missing!
Ceviche, or at least something very similar to it, looks to have been eaten way back 2000 years ago according to archeological records. According to some historians, the meal was brought to Peru in the form of a dish which would become ceviche, by the Moorish women of Granada.
The United States started serving up the meal in around the 1980s, and as such you will find it prepared a number of different ways if you seek it out throughout the Americas.
Ceviche is prepared by marinating fish in a citrus mixture, but there are many different variants of the way it is ultimately presented for consumption. In Ecuador, you might find it more soup-like in appearance, whereas in Mexico it can be found served with tortillas.
Ceviche is especially loved in Peru, where it is generally considered to be part of the national heritage.
How to celebrate Ceviche Day
Have you ever tried ceviche before? Now is the perfect day to try it!
Ceviche is commonly found served up in Caribbean or Latin American restaurants, and sometimes you can find it at Mexican eateries.
If you wish to try making your own, with a little time and effort you could have yourself a delicious and healthy meal. Just be wary that you need to take the normal precautions with the raw fish preparation, as you would for any raw fish dish.
Make sure you share your delicious creations on social media with the hashtag #cevicheday before you tuck in!