Ceviche Margarita

By • June 29, 2011 • 16 Comments



Author Notes: I guess in one sense, ceviche was the first "raw" food I ever had, like eight gazillion years ago. I've enjoyed many variations of it since then - what's not to love about perfectly fresh bay scallops? - and this is an assemblage of what we had on hand this week. And once we started talking lime and cilantro, we naturally starting thinking "tequila!" wssmom

Serves 4-6

  • 1 pound perfectly fresh bay scallops, or sea scallops, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 shot tequila
  • 1-2 Ataulfo mangoes, cut in small dice (should be about 1/2 the amount of scallops)
  • 1 biggish red onion, cut in small dice
  • handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • Himalayan sea salt (or other salt, for garnish)
  • lime wheels, for garnish
  1. First, sample the teuila to ensure it is of a fine quality. Then, in a non-reactive bowl, pour the lime juice and the tequila over the scallops, cover, and let hang out in the refrigerator for an hour or so.
  2. If you have them, get four large large or six medium Martini glasses and wet the rims and dip in pink salt. This is not necessary but it's kinda cool. You can use any kind of salt, or none at all, and you can also use little glass cups or any other suitable container. Or even serve it in a biggish pretty bowl.
  3. Drain the scallops and refrain from sampling the marinade. In a bowl, stir together the scallops, the mangoes, and the onion along with most of the cilantro.
  4. If using Martini glasses, divide amongst, sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and garnish with a lime wheel.
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Lorigoldsby

about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Yum! "saved"

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Wow, lori, thanks! Glad you like it!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

i am making this tomorrow, can't wait to try it. Really love this recipe!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

The first step in step 1 is a must! Hope you love it!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I got some gorgeous fresh scallops this morning am preparing them now, LOL! will make sure I do step one, may have to repeat if I'm not sure if its good!! Quality control is very important. You are too funny.

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

;o)

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Delicious, I left the scallops in the citrus and tequila for almost 2 hours they were quite large and I wanted to make sure they were cooked through, the recipe is brilliant the mango's and cilantro and onion were perfect together. So delicious!!!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

doing the happy dance!

Linda_cooking

about 3 years ago Beautiful, Memorable Food

Delicious sounding and beautiful!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

I do hope you get a chance to try it!

Lobster_001

about 3 years ago nannydeb

Beautiful!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Thanks nannydeb!

Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

NOW we're talking genius!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Hahah you knew there'd be alcohol involved, right?