Definition of ceviche in English:


(also seviche)

Pronunciation /səˌvēCHā/ /səˌvitʃeɪ/


  • A South American dish of marinated raw fish or seafood, typically garnished and served as an appetizer.

    ‘a dinner that begins with ceviche and ends with fruit’
    • ‘a sensational ceviche with tomato and coriander’
    • ‘The tuna tartare is tart yet tame, easily eclipsed by the mixed-seafood seviche sparked with pickled jalapeño or the yellowtail sliced like carpaccio and brushed with just lemon, sea salt, and basil.’
    • ‘As the dining public tries out new types of cuisine, whether it is Brazilian churrasco or Peruvian ceviche, they're likely to forego the usual Martini and inquire about traditional South American beverages.’
    • ‘The menu here is diverse and includes albacore ceviche, crispy pizza with chorizo sausage, and Muscovy duck confit with white beans.’
    • ‘I liked the simple red-snapper seviche and a kind of yellowtail carpaccio splashed with jalapeño peppers and ginger.’
    • ‘Octopus and squid ceviche, salt cod croquettes and pot-roast belly pork and cheeks were all good enough to go back for.’
    • ‘We chose the fried calamari and an order of cabo, an eggplant dish, from an interesting list that included bruschetta, quesadillas, ceviche and steamed mussels.’
    • ‘On the regular menu, De Marco's inclusion of spunky mackerel in his ceviche raises it above the too-genial norm.’
    • ‘Coconut and dill, seemingly an odd couple, make a great match in a tuna caribeña ceviche.’
    • ‘There are four items that are ‘of the day’: ceviche, escovitch (a Jamaican whole fish in a tart, spicy sauce), bouillabaisse, and soup.’
    • ‘Chef Scott likes to add a plantain peel and the flesh of a whole avocado to the ceviche while the fish marinates, to soften the impact of so much lime juice on the palate.’
    • ‘Just as many chefs use tequila in marinades, to cure fish or in ceviches, bar chefs should follow their lead and develop cocktails with complementary flavors to go along with the dish.’
    • ‘It needs time to marinate, like ceviche or kimchee or sauerbraten.’
    • ‘The first course is a Mexican Baja lobster ceviche made with Patron 100 percent agave tequila, lobster, yellow grapefruit and tomatillos served with a Dos Equis or Negro Modelo beer.’
    • ‘Both go well with the oysters from the Northwest and Gulf of Mexico, ceviche, red trout and shrimp on the menu.’
    • ‘I had the seafood ceviche with rice & beans on the side and a prickly pear margarita.’
    • ‘The same goes for scallop seviche with sea beans and coriander, a rich terrine of foie gras with ginger-infused plums, and shredded suckling pig atop substantial gnocchi in a pea purée.’
    • ‘This accounts for items such as flaked white fish done like a ceviche in a bruising mix of chilli, coriander and far too much lemon juice.’
    • ‘At another - possibly on the same night - it might be minuscule portions of conch ceviche on a bed of lime and chilli, drenched in aged balsamic and served in a trumpet fashioned from the re-frozen meltwaters of Arctic glaciers.’
    • ‘Choices run the range from racy menudo to lime-washed shrimp ceviche; make room for terrific soft corn-tortilla tacos al carbon sandwiching tasty and tender meats.’
    • ‘Then wild bass ceviche with a big punch of lime juice and chilli for me, and lobster, potatoes, vine tomatoes and green beans for my friend.’


South American Spanish.