My, or should I say, Rick Bayless’ Green Chili Ceviche may be one of the greatest recipes I have ever made and enjoyed.  The ceviche was served as an appetizer for the Mexican dinner I served for a client/friend dinner.  The first post from this dinner was my Cheesy Poblano Polenta Bake I served as a side dish.  There are more recipes to come but this ceviche was SO SO SO good.  This is the first time I have ever made a ceviche.  The idea came from a recent trip my wife and I took.  We were on a cruise and made friends with a chef from Majorka.  That’s right, Majorka.  His current focus was making ceviches.  I stored the idea in my head and new I wanted to try it when I came home.

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Green Chili Ceviche from Feed Your Soul Too

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Green Chili Ceviche

The challenge when you try a recipe for the first time is you do not know what to expect.  In this case, the not knowing what to expect was how do you know when the seafood is cooked.  I was following a recipe that said the sea bass would cook for hours.  The recipe called for frequently stirring the lime juice the cooking liquid, over the sea bass.  When I frequently went back, I could see the sea bass was turning a cooked color.  It was no longer opaque.  I began to worry.  What did I do.  I googled “how do I know when my sea bass is cooked?”  I found this post on Serious Eats.  I learned that I needed no more than 45 minutes.  This post showed what the sea bass looked like every five minutes of cooking.

Green Chili Ceviche from Feed Your Soul Too

Rick’s recipe, can I call him Rick, is super easy to follow and has so much flavor.  I love to add sauces to my dishes and frequently do so by blending fresh herbs with other vegetables.  The green chili sauce had so much flavor and a really good kick.  It started with roasting serranos and garlic, and finished by blending with fresh herbs and lime juice.

Green Chili Ceviche from Feed Your Soul Too

The cast of characters.

Ingredients

Ingredients

The cooking of the sea bass.

Sea Bass Cooking in Lime Juice

Sea Bass Cooking in Lime Juice

The roasting of the serranos and garlic, and then, dicing the serranos.

Serranos & Garlic Roasted

Serranos & Garlic Roasted

Serranos Diced

Serranos Diced

Herb ingredients in blender, and then, blended.

Serrano & Herbs in Food Processor

Serrano & Herbs in Food Processor

Green Chili Herb Sauce Mixed

Green Chili Herb Sauce Mixed

Serrano herb sauce added to sea bass, and then, mixed.

Green Chili Sauce Added

Green Chili Sauce Added

Green Chili Sauce Mixed In

Green Chili Sauce Mixed In

The Green Chili Ceviche plated.

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Green Chili Ceviche Plated



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Green Chili Ceviche a la Rick Bayless

A Rick Bayless recipe for Green Chili Ceviche. Great flavor and perfect for entertaining when you want to impress your guests.
Course

Appetizer
Cuisine

Ceviche, Mexican, Rick Bayless


Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 50 minutes

Total Time 55 minutes

Servings 8 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

Serrano Herb Mixture

  • 1/2
    Head
    Garlic
    separated
  • 3
    whole
    Serranos
  • 1
    Medium Bunch
    Cilantro
    stems cut off
  • 1
    Small Bunch
    Parsley
    stems cut off
  • 1/2
    Cup
    Olive Oil
  • 2
    Tsp
    Kosher Salt

Ceviche

  • 1
    LB
    Sea Bass
    diced into cubes
  • 1
    Cup
    Fresh Lime Juice
    about 3 limes

Instructions

  1. Set a dry skillet over medium heat. Put in the unpeeled garlic cloves and serranos. Roast, turning frequently, until soft and browned – about 15 minutes. Cool until handleable, then slip the skins off the garlic, pull stems off the serranos and roughly chop. 

    Place in a food processor along with the cilantro, parsley, oil and salt. Process until nearly smooth. Set aside.

    Pour the fresh lime juice over the scallops, cover and refrigerate for 40 – 45 minutes, stirring every few minutes. When the sea bass is done – taste one to see if it is cooked as you like.  Drain off all but about 1/4 cup of the lime juice. 

    Stir in the herb mixture. Taste and season with more salt if you think necessary. Serve and enjoy.