The extra tang in the ceviche marinade comes from an unexpected ingredient: juice from pickled jalapeños. Slideshow:  More Seafood RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook 

Michael Cordúa

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a bowl with ice water. In a medium saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the shrimp until just white throughout, about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer the shrimp to the ice bath to cool, then drain and halve lengthwise. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl, cover and refrigerate.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the lemon juice, lime juice, jalapeño juice and 1 tablespoon of salt. Immerse the snapper in the juices, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.

  • Drain the snapper and return it to the bowl. Add the onion, cilantro and shrimp and mix well. Season with salt. Transfer the ceviche to a serving platter and drizzle with the sesame oil. Garnish with the sesame seeds and avocado wedges and serve with tortilla chips.

Suggested Pairing

Spritzy, lime-scented Vinho Verde.

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