Friday, September 12, 2008

Hankering for Ceviche

Ceviche, a citrus-marinated seafood salad, can be found in several Latin American cuisines, including Peru, Ecuador and Mexico. The recipes for the different ceviches are simple enough, but the prep work (dicing fish an other seafood) can take hours. This is where I like to go for a quick fix:

1. Peruvian

Barnone, the best Peruvian ceviche in DC-proper. The appetizer menu features both Fish Ceviche and Ceviche mixto (fish, conch, squid and shrimp) garnished with red onion, corn, and sweet potato. There is some chili in there, but the overall heat effect is minimum.

El Chalan
1924 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC

2. Tour

Ceiba has a fantastic ceviche sampler that will allow you to try Equadorean, Peruvian and Mexican takes on the dish, all prepared with different fish (or shrimp, in the case of Mexico) ordered by degree of hotness.

701 14th Street, NW Washington DC

3. Mexican and Peruvian

A very cool take on a neighborhood restaurant, taking over the space of the long-ailing Austin Grill. A great place to linger.

Ceviche - Glover Park
2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

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