Ginger Lime Scallop Ceviche Recipe

From casual parties to formal affairs, this scallop ceviche is the perfect treat.

From "Fresh Fish"
November 2016

  • Ginger Lime Scallop Ceviche
    This ceviche is very versatile, it can be made with tuna or salmon instead of scallops and can be served as a dip with chips or atop a bed of arugula.
    Photo by Keller + Keller Photography
  • Fresh Fish
    "Fresh Fish" by Jennifer Trainer Thompson aims to bring coastal flavors into kitchens around the world, no matter how far inland they may be.
    Cover courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Ginger Lime Scallop Ceviche
  • Fresh Fish

Total Hands-On Time: 3 hrs

Preparation Time: 20 min

Yield: 8 servings

Fresh Fish (Storey Publishing, 2016) by Jennifer Trainer Thompson gives everyone the chance to enjoy the savory flavors of fresh coastal fish, regardless of where they live. Thompson gives the reader 175 recipes for fish dishes as well as complimentary sides. These recipes utilize seasonal ingredients and simple techniques to bring out the natural flavors of fresh seafood.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Fresh Fish.

Ceviche is a Peruvian style of “cooking” seafood in citrus juice that probably started on the beach, when fishermen cut up their fresh catch and squirted lime juice over it. You needn’t confine yourself to sea scallops — bay scallops work well, too, as do tuna and salmon. Just be sure to use extremely fresh scallops, and marinate them at least 30 minutes (for a “rarer” ceviche) and up to 3 hours (for one that is “fully cooked”), keeping the ceviche in the refrigerator until ready to serve. You can present it in a bowl with tortilla or plaintain chips for a casual party, on a small bed of watercress or baby arugula for an appetizer, or in a stemmed martini or champagne glass for a special occasion such as New Year’s Eve.


• 1 tablespoon chopped scallion greens
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
• 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded, small dice
• 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, small dice
• 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalape.o
• 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
• 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
• Juice of 2 limes
• 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
• 1 pound sea scallops, diced (if substituting bay scallops, just slice them in half)


1. In a bowl, combine the scallions, garlic, cilantro, bell peppers, jalapeno, salt, ginger, lime juice, and oil. Add the scallops to the bowl and toss gently, coating with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes to 3 hours.

2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

More from Fresh Fish:

Roasted Corn Soup with Shrimp & Chipotles Recipe
Grilled Salmon with Tomato Basil Relish Recipe

Excerpted from Fresh Fish (c) Jennifer Trainer Thompson. Photographs by (c) Keller + Keller Photography. Used with permission of Storey Publishing. Buy this book from our store: Fresh Fish.

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