Delicious Cuban Ceviche Recipe!


While in Havana, I took a cooking class at Espacios and learned to make a dish called ceviche.  It’s raw fish served on pesto and fried plantains.  I was a little cautious about eating raw fish but the chef let me know that the lime juice/salt “cooked” the fish.  I gave it a try and absolutely loved it!  It was delicious and didn’t take long to make.  It’s a great appetizer for a small gathering or the perfect snack in between meals.

Here’s the recipe.  Try it yourself! 🙂

DearWorldTraveler - Cuban Ceviche RecipeIngredients:

  • 1 pound of swordfish
  • 2 plantains
  • 4 limes
  • 1 tbsp of sea salt
  • 1/2 chopped white onion
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 oz. of pesto

Note: You can substitute swordfish with other types of fish such as marlin, halibut or red snapper. 

STEP 1: Peel plantains and cut them into thin slices (approx. 1/4 of an inch each)

STEP 2: Fry plantains in olive oil on medium heat for approx. 10 minutes  Once done, place fried plantains on a plate to cool.

DearWorldTraveler - Cuban Ceviche Recipe

STEP 3: Cut swordfish into small cubes and place into a bowl

DearWorldTraveler - Cuban Ceviche Recipe

STEP 4: Squeeze lime juice into the bowl with the swordfish

STEP 5: Add sea salt to the bowl and mix the ingredients together.  Be sure to mix well so that all of the swordfish is covered in lime juice and salt.  The swordfish will start to turn an opaque color.

STEP 6: Mix chopped white onion and chopped cilantro with swordfish

STEP 7: All of the ingredients have now been added to the bowl.  Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

DearWorldTraveler - Cuban Ceviche Recipe

STEP 8: Place a small scoop of pesto onto each fried plantain

STEP 9: Remove the ceviche from the refrigerator and place a small scoop on top of the pesto on each plantain

DearWorldTraveler - Cuban Ceviche Recipe

STEP 10: Serve and eat up! 🙂

DearWorldTraveler - Cuban Ceviche Recipe


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