Soulful Southern Ceviche


Soulful Southern Ceviche

Soulful Seafood Delight: Southern Style Ceviche

In the realm of soul food, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Peruvian ceviche. This Soulful Southern Ceviche combines the freshness of seafood with the vibrant flavors of the South. With a touch of Southern charm, this dish will transport you to the sunny shores of the South while tantalizing your taste buds with its zesty and tangy flavors.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

No cooking required

50 minutes

4 servings


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

Fish, Shellfish, Citrus (lemon, orange, lime)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free


While the original Peruvian ceviche is traditionally made with lime juice, our Soulful Southern Ceviche incorporates a blend of citrus juices, including lemon and orange, to add a unique Southern twist. Additionally, we infuse the dish with a medley of Southern spices and herbs, giving it a distinct flavor profile that sets it apart from the traditional version. We alse have the original recipe for Ceviche, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 180 kcal / 753 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 2g, 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 4g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, orange juice, and lime juice.
  2. 2.
    Add the diced fish and shrimp to the bowl, ensuring they are fully submerged in the citrus juice. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    After marinating, drain the excess citrus juice from the seafood.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, combine the diced red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, parsley, Old Bay seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. 5.
    Add the drained seafood to the vegetable and spice mixture. Gently toss to combine.
  6. 6.
    Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. 7.
    Serve chilled and enjoy the soulful flavors of Southern Ceviche!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Fish — Ensure the fish fillets are fresh and of high quality. If possible, use sustainable options like catfish or snapper.
  • Shrimp — Opt for fresh or frozen shrimp that has been peeled and deveined for convenience and better texture.
  • Citrus juices — Squeeze the citrus fruits just before using to maximize their freshness and flavor.
  • Bell peppers — Choose firm and vibrant bell peppers for a crunchy texture and vibrant color in the ceviche.
  • Herbs — Use fresh cilantro and parsley for the best flavor. Chop them finely to evenly distribute their taste throughout the dish.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeno pepper or add a dash of hot sauce.
  • Serve the ceviche with tortilla chips or crispy plantain chips for a delightful crunch.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of jalapeno pepper or remove it altogether.
  • Customize the ceviche by adding diced avocado or mango for a creamy or fruity twist.
  • Make sure to use a non-reactive bowl (glass or ceramic) when marinating the seafood in citrus juice to prevent any metallic taste.

Serving advice

Serve the Soulful Southern Ceviche chilled in individual bowls or martini glasses. Garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro or a slice of lime for an extra touch of freshness. Accompany it with a side of tortilla chips or toasted baguette slices for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

To elevate the presentation, consider serving the ceviche in a hollowed-out pineapple or coconut shell. This tropical touch adds a visually appealing element to the dish and enhances the overall dining experience.