Peruvian Ceviche - Chef Recipe by Alejandro Saravia

Peruvian Ceviche - Chef Recipe by Alejandro Saravia


800 g snapper fillets, skinless and deboned

Ceviche Marinade (Leche de Tigre):

1/2 shallot, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fish offcuts
3 coriander roots, roughly chopped
2 tsp aji Amarillo (Peruvian yellow chilli paste)
1/3 cup fish stock
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 2 lemons


1/4 of a sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cinnamon quill
2 cloves
100 g raw sugar


Clean the snapper fillets and dice into small cubes (1 cm x 1 cm), reserving the offcuts. Cover and refrigerate.

Ceviche Marinade:

Combine shallots, fish offcuts, coriander roots and Peruvian chilli paste with fish stock in a blender.

Add salt to season if needed. Add lime and lemon juice, stir and set aside in refrigerator.


Place sweet potato slices in a saucepan. Add orange juice, cinnamon, cloves and raw sugar and if required, add enough water to cover sweet potato. Cook 5-10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and drain.

To Serve:

Place the fish into a bowl, stir to marinade to combine and pour over fish. Toss gently to coat, you may not need all of the marinade.

Serve over the sliced sweet potato, with a side of charred corn kernels.

Recipe provided by Uma Restaurant

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