No Specific Restaurant Informative - Re: Ceviche` - Not All Ceviches Are Alike.

Review by 138977 on 2010-11-11
After learning about this Peruvian dish through a friend from Guatamala, I have learned to prepare it at home pretty good through trial and error but have never tried it while dining out.
The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices such as lemon or lime and spiced with chili peppers and other ingredients. The lime can make it bitter at times so you might want to go with just lemon and/or orange juice.
Personally, I prefer the Shrimp Ceviche with touch of sea salt to taste in a fresh salsa and a little cayenne and black pepper.
Here is the reason that I posted this.
The restaurant that I visited a month ago had it on the menu for arourd 6 or 7 bucks so I ordered it up with a steak torta or shall I say a guacamole and lettuce torta with a side of steak.
Anyhow, the ceviche was a healthy portion of decent sized salad shrimp served with "Saltine Crackers?" I would prefer a light tortilla chip or even pita chips with mine.
My main complaint was that they must have used concentrated lemon juice or at least let is sit in the juice too long. The shrimp was way too tart in my opinion.
I guess what I am trying to say is that what and how you prepare a dish at home doesn't mean it will be even near the same when dining out so when ordering keep an open mind.

My apologies for forgetting the restaurant's name.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-11-11
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-11-11:
It's not really a Peruvian dish; many Latin American countries have their own variation of it. True ceviche is often served with popcorn. I prefer to eat mine with some bread or else over white rice.
I've had very good ceviche at many Latin restaurants, but my mom's ceviche is still the best.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-11:
The recipes that I have Googled refer to Peru but it may have other origins as well.
Your dishes hail from other places than Peru to be sure. Bread? Cold shrimp over rice? Popcorn?
Does your Mom do the fish and/or seafood?

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