Dutch-Style Ceviche


Dutch-Style Ceviche

Tangy Seafood Delight: Dutch-Style Ceviche

In the vibrant Dutch cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Peruvian ceviche. This Dutch-style ceviche combines the freshness of seafood with tangy flavors, creating a refreshing dish perfect for warm summer days. The zesty marinade and the addition of local ingredients give this ceviche a unique Dutch touch.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

No cooking required

50 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


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

Fish, Shellfish

Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free


While the original Peruvian ceviche typically uses lime juice as the main marinade, the Dutch-style ceviche incorporates a combination of lemon and orange juice for a citrusy burst. Additionally, we will be using local Dutch ingredients such as shallots and Dutch herring to add a distinct flavor to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Ceviche, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 4g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, combine the sliced fish, diced herring, red onion, shallots, tomatoes, cucumber, and red chili.
  2. 2.
    In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3.
    Pour the marinade over the seafood mixture and gently toss to combine.
  4. 4.
    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. 5.
    Before serving, garnish with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Fish — Ensure the fish fillets are fresh and of high quality. If possible, use sustainable fish options such as cod or haddock.
  • Dutch herring — Look for fresh herring from reputable sources. If unavailable, you can substitute it with additional white fish or smoked mackerel.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick, add a dash of Dutch gin (jenever) to the marinade.
  • Serve the ceviche with freshly baked Dutch bread or crispy rye crackers.
  • Adjust the spiciness by adding more or less chili according to your preference.
  • To enhance the flavors, let the ceviche marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
  • Experiment with different types of citrus fruits like grapefruit or blood orange for a unique twist.

Serving advice

Serve the Dutch-style ceviche chilled in individual bowls or on a large platter. Accompany it with slices of Dutch bread or rye crackers for a satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Garnish the ceviche with sprigs of fresh cilantro and arrange the colorful ingredients in an appealing manner. Serve it on a bed of lettuce leaves for an elegant touch.