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Fish and Octopus Ceviche

By Chef Maria Cummins

Course
appetizer
Cuisine
latin-american
Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grapefruit, supremed (slices without peel and skin)
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lbs corvina fish, cut in small cubes
  • 1 lb cooked octopus, cut in ¼ of inch slices
  • 1 cup small cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 serrano chili, or Peruvian aji amarillo, seeded and minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the grapefruit supreme, orange juice, lime juice, salt, pepper, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Add the serrano pepper or aji amarillo if using, stir with a spoon to combine.
  3. Add the fish cubes and refrigerate while you prepare the veggies.
  4. After marinating the fish for about 15 minutes, add the rest of the seafood, fruit, and vegetables. Mix well.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  6. Garnish with additional cilantro and pickled onions before serving.
How to Make a Grapefruit Supreme
  1. Start by cutting off the top and bottom of the grapefruit just until you reach the pulp.
  2. Stand the grapefruit on one end. Using a sharp knife, cut away all of the peel and bitter white pith, following the curve of the fruit. You should be left with just the fruit's flesh.
  3. To remove a segment, slice next to the membrane on one side of the segment, cutting all the way to the middle of the fruit.
  4. Repeat the cut on the other side of the segment and lift it out. This process is known as "supreming."
  5. Repeat this process all the way around the fruit, until you've supremed all segments.
First step for making a grapefruit supreme - The Real Food Academy.
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Chef Maria Cummins

Born in Venezuela, Maria Cummins discovered her deep-rooted passion for food from an early age. Her culinary journey led her to Lima, Peru, where she immersed herself in the rich secrets of Peruvian gastronomy during part of her childhood. In her early twenties, she embarked on a new chapter by coming to the United States and delving into the Hospitality Industry in Boston, Massachusetts.

Maria's culinary adventure continued as she relocated to San Diego, California, where she made her mark by opening the renowned El Tucan Restaurant. Her extensive travels and diverse experiences greatly influenced her innovative culinary style, shaping the unique approach she is celebrated for today.

During her time in San Diego, Chef Maria not only honed her culinary skills but also gained a profound understanding of the importance of nutrition, particularly through the use of organic and unprocessed ingredients.

Today, Maria Cummins is the proud owner, founder, and head chef of the Real Food Academy, a culinary haven nestled in the vibrant city of Miami. Here, both kids and adults come together every week to share the joy of connecting through the power of Real Food and Real Fun!

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