Island Ceviche with Pickled Onions (Alton Brown) Recipe

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Island Ceviche with Pickled Onions (Alton Brown)
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  1. Cut the fish into pieces resembling the size of the scallops. Separately toss the seafood with a little oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a saute pan over high heat, sear the fish and scallops, about 30 seconds on each side. The middle should still be raw. Work in batches so you don't overcrowd the pan. Place seafood into a glass dish and coat with lime juice. Glass is best, as it won't react with the acid in the juice. Marinate, refrigerated, overnight.
  3. Remove the flesh from 1/2 a papaya and cut into medium dice. Slice the remaining 1/2 into long strips. Next day, pour off the lime juice and gently fold the drained fish and scallop mixture together with remaining ingredients and diced papaya. Serve with tortilla chips, sliced papaya, and Pink Pickled Onions.
  4. Pink Pickled Onions:
  5. In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, sugar, and chiles to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. In a plastic container, place the sliced onions and pour the liquid over them. Place the container in an ice bath to cool. Serve chilled with meats and seafood. These are also great on sandwiches.
  6. Yield: about 2 cups
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 309.5 Kcal (1296 kJ)
Calories from fat 83.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.25g 14%
Cholesterol 51.59mg 17%
Sodium 710.52mg 30%
Potassium 648.6mg 14%
Total Carbs 33.02g 11%
Sugars 22.79g 91%
Dietary Fiber 1.85g 7%
Protein 23.36g 47%
Vitamin C 27.3mg 45%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 41.6mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 80.26 Kcal (336 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4g 14%
Cholesterol 13.38mg 17%
Sodium 184.26mg 30%
Potassium 168.2mg 14%
Total Carbs 8.56g 11%
Sugars 5.91g 91%
Dietary Fiber 0.48g 7%
Protein 6.06g 47%
Vitamin C 7.1mg 45%
Iron 0.3mg 7%
Calcium 10.8mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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