Salmon Ceviche Stack

14:58 Jenna Sinclair 2 Comments


This is fit as fuck: Limey, spicy, crazy-fresh, super good for you, gluten-free, carb-free, paleo, completely raw and pescetarian.


Ceviche hails from Central and South America and  typically it comes served with one of the many different varieties of sweetcorn they grow in Peru, but sweetcorn is a bit pointless (you know what I mean) and is only good for the aesthetics, the bright yellow vibes. It's easy to make and can be served in many different ways. but can be quite rich due to the intense amount of lime juice, so it's better as a starter or small meal. Also, if you are new to raw fish (it's raw fish cured in lime juice so not 100% raw as the acid cooks the fish) it's a good starting point as it's not as in-your-face as something like Sashimi which is undeniably raw as f***


I put it in a stack to make it look beautiful but you could serve it on little gem, which is how we did it when I had a cooking lesson at Jamie Oliver's in Brighton, as part of a Mexican Street Food lesson.

You can use white fish or prawns or salmon. Whatever.

Get yourself a food presentation ring. Or dont! just bang it all together in a bowl if you want.

Salmon fillet - Chopped up fairly small
One avocado - Chopped up small
One ripe tomato - Chopped up small
Chunk o cucumber - Guess how you're gonna be chopping this up? SMALL
Half a red onion - SMALL
3 limes
Some coriander
Salt and Peps
Olive oil

Get your salmon in a bowl and cover it in lime juice. As much lime juice as you can get out of those little green guys. Leave it for an hour or more if you can. This will cure the salmon and you can see it change colour from print raw pink, to tender bubblegum pink as the juice has a word.

Mix the onion, tomato and cucumber together, these guys are friends. Season and add a glug of olive oil. Yum.

The avocado is not part of that crew and he will be making a stand in a layer of his own so leave him separate.

Now let's pack the ring. Behave.


Pack it in so you've got the heavies on the bottom. The salmon (DRAINED VERY WELL or it will slop all over the place). The avocado. Press it down, keep it compact so when the ring comes off it will be solid. Finally the mixture of cucumber, tomatoes and onion. 

Take the ring off and finish with a sprinkle of coriander and any other greens you'd like to add. I used watercress :)




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