Savory Citrus Delight – Raw Trout Ceviche

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Christiana George
Christiana George
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a dish that’s like a zesty fiesta for your mouth! We’re about to embark on a flavor-packed adventure with our Savory Citrus Delight – Raw Trout Ceviche.

Imagine tender trout infused with the vibrant essence of citrus, a burst of freshness in every bite. It’s a culinary escapade where you’ll play the role of a taste explorer, navigating through the tangy twists and turns of this recipe.

So, grab your chef’s hat and a dash of excitement because we’re diving headfirst into the world of raw trout transformed into a lively and refreshing sensation!

NameRaw Trout Recipe
CuisineLatin American


  • 1 pound fresh trout fillets, boneless and skinless
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Tortilla chips or lettuce leaves for serving


  1. Prepare the Trout: Start by dicing the fresh trout fillets into small, bite-sized pieces. Place them in a large glass or stainless steel bowl.
  2. Citrus Bath: Squeeze the juice of limes, lemons, and orange over the diced trout. Ensure the trout pieces are fully immersed in the citrus juice. This is where the magic happens! The acid from the citrus juices will “cook” the trout, giving it a tender and flavorful texture.
  3. Mix and Chill: Gently stir the trout in the citrus juice to ensure all pieces are coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes. The trout will turn a beautiful opaque color as it marinates in the citrus bath.
  4. Veggie Medley: While the trout is “cooking” in the citrus, finely dice the red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, and jalapeño pepper. You can adjust the amount of jalapeño to your preferred level of spiciness. For those who like it hot, leave in some seeds!
  5. Fresh Cilantro Kick: Chop up the fresh cilantro. Cilantro adds a burst of freshness and a lovely herbaceous note to the ceviche.
  6. Combine and Season: After the trout has marinated for about 15 minutes, remove it from the fridge. Drain off most of the excess citrus juice, leaving a bit for flavor. Add the diced vegetables and cilantro to the bowl with the trout. Gently mix everything together to create a colorful and flavorful ceviche.
  7. Season to Taste: Taste your creation and add a pinch of salt and a crack of black pepper to enhance the flavors. Remember that a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and adjust as needed.
  8. Serve with Style: Time to plate up! You can serve your raw trout ceviche in a variety of ways. Try it with tortilla chips for that delightful crunch, or go lighter by wrapping spoonfuls of ceviche in fresh lettuce leaves for a low-carb option.
Raw Trout Recipes

Enjoy: There you have it – a zesty, fresh, and utterly delicious raw trout ceviche that’s perfect for a light meal, appetizer, or party snack. The citrusy tang combined with the tender trout and colorful veggies will make your taste buds dance with delight. Share with friends, and watch it disappear!

Feel free to get creative with this recipe by adding your favorite ingredients or a hint of your favorite hot sauce for an extra kick. Whether you’re serving it at a gathering or simply enjoying it at home, this raw trout ceviche is sure to be a hit. Bon appétit!

5 Simple Raw Trout Recipes

Discover the elegance of raw trout with these 5 simple recipes. From zesty tartare to spicy sashimi, these dishes showcase the fresh flavors of this delicate fish.

1. Fresh Trout Tartare

Fresh Trout Tartare

Prep: 15 mins

Combine diced trout, capers, red onion, and fresh dill. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

2. Trout Poke Bowl

Trout Poke Bowl

Prep: 20 mins

Toss trout cubes with soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions. Serve over rice or mixed greens, garnished with avocado, cucumber, and sesame seeds.

3. Zesty Trout Carpaccio

Zesty Trout Carpaccio

Prep: 10 mins

Thinly slice trout fillets and arrange on a plate. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Top with arugula and shaved Parmesan.

4. Trout Sashimi with Wasabi Mayo

Trout Sashimi with Wasabi Mayo

Prep: 15 mins

Slice trout into thin sashimi-style pieces. Mix mayonnaise with wasabi paste for a spicy dip. Serve with pickled ginger and soy sauce.

5. Citrusy Trout Ceviche Tacos

Citrusy Trout Ceviche Tacos

Prep: 25 mins

Follow the basic ceviche recipe. Spoon it into soft tortillas, top with sliced avocado, and drizzle with a creamy lime-cilantro dressing.

These recipes offer a variety of flavors and textures to enjoy the delicate taste of raw trout. Feel free to adjust ingredients to your taste and get creative with your presentation. Bon appétit!

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