Trout ceviche with crispy skin and tortilla crisps

Trout ceviche with crispy skin and tortilla crisps

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From
The Natural Cook
Serves
6
Photographer
Laura Edwards

Ceviche is Peru’s national dish. Peruvian fishmongers make it in big jars at the end of the day as a way of preserving their fish and giving it new life. It tastes so fresh, punchy and full of flavour. Rainbow trout is the most widely farmed fish in the UK and is available at most fishmongers all year round. It is a good choice of fish, as the farming methods have a relatively low impact on local eco-systems.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 quantity Raw spring onions with chilli and lime
200g trout fillets
3 sprigs coriander, stalks and leaves roughly chopped
1 lime, finely zested
2 limes, juiced
2 fresh or stale tortillas, cut into triangles or strips
flavourless vegetable oil

Method

  1. Remove the trout skin and keep to one side. (Ask your fishmonger to do this if you prefer.)
  2. Chop the trout into 1 cm pieces, discarding any pin-bones you see, and put the fish in a bowl. Stir in the spring onions, coriander and lime zest and juice. Leave for 20 minutes to allow the lime juice to ‘cook’ the fish; you will see it turn opaque.
  3. To make the crispy skin and tortilla crisps, shallow-fry them both in vegetable oil in a hot frying pan or wok for one minute on either side, until they have colour. Remove from the frying pan, then allow to cool and drain on kitchen paper.
  4. Serve the ceviche in a bowl or glasses with the crispy skin and tortilla crisps sticking out at jaunty angles.

Storage

  • Keep the ceviche in a sealed sterilised jar for up to four days in the fridge. Return to room temperature to serve.

Variation

  • To make a zesty fish pie, preheat the oven to 180°C. Mix 1 quantity trout ceviche (without crispy skin or tortilla chips) with 100 g crème fraîche and put into an ovenproof dish. Top with mashed potato and bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes, until hot right through. Serves 2–3.
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