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Spring Halibut Ceviche
Our Colorado Home Chef’s spring treat combines fresh, tangy, and crunchy

lettuce cups with ceviche and tortilla chips

Spring Halibut Ceviche
Serves 6-8 as an appetizer


  • 2 six-ounce portions Vital Choice wild Alaskan halibut, thawed
  • 3 limes
  • 1 tablespoons silver tequila (optional)
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 5-6 small radishes
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt to taste
  • Endive leaves, lettuce cups and/or tortilla chips to serve.

  1. Juice the limes into a medium ceramic or glass bowl and stir in the tequila. Dice the halibut portions into ½-inch cubes, stir it well into the lime juice/tequila and refrigerate while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Set a timer for 10 minutes.
  2. Dice the red onion and cucumbers. Mince the jalapeno and stir into the onion and cucumber mixture. To adjust the spice level of the ceviche, use all, some or none of the jalapeno seeds – whatever you prefer. I enjoy about half of the jalapeno’s seeds.
  3. Cut the avocado into ½-inch pieces. Gently stir the avocado into the other vegetables.
  4. After 10 minutes, stir the vegetable mixture into the marinating halibut and refrigerate an additional 10-50 minutes (I prefer marinating for 20 minutes total). Season to taste with salt.
  5. Rinse and separate the lettuce or endive leaves to create small “boats.” Fill each leaf with a tablespoon of ceviche and serve immediately with tortilla chips on the side.

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