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 past favorite dishes included watermelon salads, gazpacho, goji berries, tabbouleh, and ceviche, the Daily Mail reported in 2014. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Kate Middleton's Daily Diet Sounds Healthy and Delicious," 28 May 2019 When our homemade chips ran out finished the ceviche with a fork. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Tacos, ceviche and tamales at Oakland’s new La Guerrera’s Kitchen," 6 June 2019 Crisp squares of fish skin provide a briny anchor for snapper ceviche brightened with lime oil; strips of fried tempeh glazed in sweet soy become filling for lettuce cups. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "Restaurant Review: Kasih Has Bold Indonesian Flavors With a High-Gloss Finish," 22 May 2018 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

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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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