A classic appetizer that is simple and amazing. The seafood needs to be as fresh as possible, as the "cooking" is done only by the lime juice.
Yields: 4 servings
3/4 cuplime juice, freshly squeezed
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 fresh jalapeño peppers, sliced
1 tbspfresh oregano leaves, minced
1/4 cupcilantro leaves, minced
1 tspkosher salt
1 lbvery fresh fish fillets, shrimp, sea scallops or calamari
1Mix together all ingredients. Use to marinate 1 pound of fresh fish fillets, cut into 1/2 inch cubes; or peeled tail-less shrimp, scallops (1/4 if large) or calamari cut into 1/4 inch rounds.
2Marinate the seafood in the refrigerator until "cooked", firm and opaque, about 2-3 hours. Drain well and reserve.
3To Serve as an Appetizer: Toss seviche seafood with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 cup salsa fresca and 1 diced firm-ripe avocado. Serve with crisp tortilla chips or tostada bases, extra lime wedges and cilantro.
You can marinate the seafood up to a day in advance. Drain well and then toss in the salsa fresca and avocado right before you serve it.