Chinese-style Ceviche


Chinese-style Ceviche

Sichuan Spiced Seafood Salad

In Chinese cuisine, the flavors are bold and the ingredients are often stir-fried or steamed. This Chinese-style Ceviche takes inspiration from the traditional Peruvian dish and infuses it with the vibrant and spicy flavors of Sichuan cuisine. The result is a refreshing and zesty seafood salad that will tantalize your taste buds.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

No cooking required

50 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Pescatarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, Low-calorie

Fish, Shellfish, Soy

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free


While the original Peruvian ceviche is typically marinated in citrus juices, the Chinese-style ceviche incorporates a combination of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Sichuan peppercorns for a unique flavor profile. Additionally, the Chinese version may include ingredients commonly found in Chinese cuisine, such as ginger, garlic, and chili peppers. We alse have the original recipe for Ceviche, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 3g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, combine the fish, shrimp, squid, cucumber, bell peppers, red onion, garlic, and ginger.
  2. 2.
    In a separate small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ground Sichuan peppercorns, and chili oil.
  3. 3.
    Pour the dressing over the seafood and vegetables, and gently toss to coat everything evenly. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Before serving, taste and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.
  5. 5.
    Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve chilled.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Fish — Ensure the fish fillets are fresh and of high quality. If possible, use a firm white fish such as sea bass or snapper for the best texture.
  • Sichuan peppercorns — Toast the peppercorns in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant before grinding them. This will enhance their flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, add some chopped fresh chili peppers or a drizzle of chili oil before serving.
  • Serve the Chinese-style ceviche with some crispy wonton chips or steamed rice for a more substantial meal.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of Sichuan peppercorns or omit them altogether.
  • Make sure to slice the vegetables thinly for a more delicate texture in the salad.
  • To save time, you can purchase pre-cleaned squid and pre-peeled shrimp from your local seafood market.

Serving advice

Serve the Chinese-style ceviche chilled as an appetizer or light lunch. It pairs well with a side of steamed rice or crispy wonton chips. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for added freshness and color.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced fish, shrimp, and squid on a platter, and top with the marinated vegetables. Drizzle some of the dressing over the top for an attractive presentation. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds for an extra touch of elegance.