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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ceviche en california

One of my favorite dishes is Ceviche (apparently is also spelled cebiche). Traditionally we use Corvina, but is impossible to find it here in the Bay Area (some people say that it is chilean sea bass, but I don't agree). So I decided to experiemnt with different fishes to replace it. Here I'll post my opinioins about them.

Red Snapper

Somewhere I read this ciuld be a good suhstitute. I went to a local market and the red snapper fillets looked kind of similar to the corvina, akbeit smaller. A good feature is the price: it was one of the cheapest fishes, so why not give it a try.

RESULT: I was pleasently surprised. Very similar texture and flavor. After a few hours of maseration, the cebiche was very good. I'll keep trying other fishes, but is nice to have a fold back plan already.


  1. Hi Jorge,

    I did my PhD with Julius Smith a few years back: cool to find you on here! Also, I *really* like the web sound projects you posted on your CCRMA page; it's cool to see that while so many are focused on mobile devices, we still have to bring the sonic experience to the web! Nice work!

    I just wanted to mention that, from my days in the San Francisco Bay area, I had some pretty good Ceviche at Limon Rotisserie in the Mission District of San Francisco:

    Anyway, not sure if you're living up there or not, but I thought I'd post it.

    Sincerely, rjc.
    Ryan J. Cassidy, PhD

  2. Thanks for the comment and the culinary tip Ryan. I'll definitely try it next time I go to the city!

  3. I've been to Limon Rotisserie, you would really not be disappointed with the Ceviche Jorge=)