ce·​vi·​che | \ sə-ˈvē-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce ceviche (audio) , -chē\
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Definition of ceviche

: a dish made of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice often with oil, onions, peppers, and seasonings and sometimes served as a snack or appetizer

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Some of the sample dishes sound straight out of a Venice Beach diet: wild caught prawn ceviche and lavosh, seared organic chicken and zucchini pappardelle, lemon angel food cake with blueberry topping. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Longest Flight May Also Be the World's Longest Spa Treatment," 17 Aug. 2018 The restaurant serves ceviche, tacos, salads, small plates and main dishes. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "19 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in May for donuts, salads, tacos, pizza," 1 June 2018 Executive chef Jason Cole oversees an enormous seafood-centric menu where the raw bar rules with fresh Gulf and East Coast oysters, crudo, sashimi, ceviche and poke. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Willie G’s reboots in grand new Uptown space," 15 Jan. 2018 The zesty flavors of chiles rellenos, red pipián and vegetable ceviche gave me a spring in my step. Alex Zaragoza, Glamour, "I Tried Eating Like My Ancestors for a Week and I Loved It," 3 Apr. 2018 Guests enjoyed a curated dinner, with charcuterie and halibut ceviche by chefs Marie Sadron and Aimee Hunter. Julia Russo, Vogue, "An Evening Under the Stars: We the Women Collective Hosts a Variety Show at the Venice Beach House," 18 Sep. 2018 Just across the Rhône, at Les Apothicaires, the midday menu might include fermented black rice and ceviche with plums and almonds. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "The Most Innovative Chefs in Lyon, France’s Gastronomic Capital," 24 July 2018 Traditional Mexican Celebrations and Week Long Feasts Fill this year’s holiday feast with classic Mexican dishes like ceviche, pozole, tamales, or horchata on your Princess Cruises cruise to Mexico! Princess Cruises, Bon Appetit, "Set Sail for Adventure This Holiday Season," 2 July 2018 Hints of sesame and ginger peek through sweet-tart tuna ceviche with hibiscus aguachile and lime curd. New York Times, "A Buffalo, N.Y., Restaurant With Bona Fides From Acapulco, Quebec and Beyond," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ceviche

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ceviche

American Spanish

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