How To Make Flounder Ceviche (Easy & Refreshing Recipe)


Talk about mouthwatering!

We had just gotten back from a hot day on the water catching flounder when our newest Salt Strong team member, Nate, asked us if we’d ever had flounder ceviche.

We hadn’t — we normally grill, blacken, or fry our fish, so this was a totally new thing for us.

But wow, it was amazing!

It was cold and fresh with just the right amount of heat, and it was a great plate to share with everyone after a fishing trip.

Check out the video below where Nate walks you through his ceviche recipe step by step (that he actually learned while backpacking through Peru!).

How To Make Flounder Ceviche [VIDEO]

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Here’s what you need to make flounder ceviche:

  • Fresh flounder (most other fish works well, too, as long it’s fresh and you bleed it out)
  • Limes (the acid will cold cook the fish)
  • Salt
  • Fresh garlic (the salt and garlic will tenderize the fish)
  • Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno or chili pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Fridge or large, cold cooler

And here’s how to make it:

Step 1: Slice the flounder into small slivers

They don’t need to be perfect cuts, but just make sure there aren’t any bones, scales, fins, or bloodlines here.

Step 2: Place the flounder slivers into a bowl

Make sure it’s a non-reactive bowl — glass or stainless steel bowls work well.

Step 3: Add minced garlic

For one 17-inch flounder, Nate used two garlic cloves, so keep that in mind when deciding how much garlic to use.

Also, Nate recommends using fresh garlic because you will be able to taste a difference.

Step 4: Add about two teaspoons of salt

Step 5: Mix the salt and garlic in so the flounder is coated in it

Once it’s mixed in, let it sit for about five minutes.

And while you’re letting it sit, you can start to work on the next step…

Step 6: Add fresh lime juice

The goal is to completely cover the fish in lime juice, which in this case, took 6 limes.

Step 7: Add a bed of vegetables on top.

First Nate added chopped cilantro, then chopped red onions, and finally a chopped pepper.

He also added a little salt and pepper to the dish.

Step 8: Let the fish sit and cook in the fridge

This takes from 20-60 minutes, depending on how dense the meat is.

When the meat is white and firm (not translucent anymore) you know it’s done.

Step 9: Eat!

Once the fish is cooked, take it out of the fridge, add in a bit of olive oil, mix the veggies in with the fish and eat on chips or plantains.


flounder ceviche

What a delicious appetizer!

If you haven’t tried ceviche yet, I definitely recommend it.

And even if you have other plans for most of your fillets, ceviche is great for cheek meat or slices that are too small to fry or cook on the grill.

Have any questions about making ceviche?

Let us know down in the comments!

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