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Albacore Tuna Ceviche With A Side Of Guacamole

Albacore Tuna Ceviche With A Side Of Guacamole
Sustainable seafood-BC Tuna Ceviche
Sustainable seafood-BC Tuna Ceviche

This week I am posting another Mexican style BC Seafood recipe, Tuna Ceviche using BC Albacore Tuna.  This is the continuation of last weeks post which featured BC Pink Shrimp in a Mexican style shrimp cocktail.  Together these make fabulous, fresh and healthy appetizers that are often made in the summer but I think they are equally welcome at this time of year when much of the food is heavy and many people welcome a healthy choice.

Coctel De Camarones aka Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Coctel De Camarones aka Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

I have also included my simple guacamole recipe which rounds out this Mexican appetizer feast by adding a creamy, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free dip to the mix. (I purposely omitted jalapeno in this recipe because the other two appetizers are spicy and I think it’s nice to have something mild for kids or others who may not like spice but by all means, add in jalapeno as you like.) Served with crispy tortilla chips and some endive spears for dipping, this makes a great party platter that can accommodate almost any diet and all the preparations can be made ahead, leaving you time to relax and enjoy the party.

Vegan guacamole easy appetizer
Vegan guacamole easy appetizer

BC frozen-at-sea albacore tuna is perfect for ceviche for a few reasons.  It is almost always flash frozen to a very low temperature at sea keeping it fresh tasting year round and making it sashimi grade which is great for food safety when serving seafood raw.  The fish will “cook” in the lime juice so you could simply use any really fresh fish but I prefer the added safety of sashimi grade seafood when serving company.  Albacore tuna is some of the mildest flavoured tuna species and also quite lean, in my opinion it is best raw or grilled rare so it doesn’t dry out.

Here in Campbell River you can purchase frozen albacore tuna loins from Crabby Abby at Crabby Bob’s and at Thrifty Foods locations all over Vancouver Island.

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Cheers and Happy Holidays, Friends!

ox Sabrina

Healthy and delicious albacore tuna ceviche
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BC Albacore Tuna Ceviche

Fresh, delicious and healthy, this is a great make ahead appetizer any time of year! 

This is an easy, healthy and delicious recipe that you can dress up or down. It is a perfect as a make ahead appetizer during the Christmas holiday season and a welcome lighter option (gluten and dairy-free as well) instead of the usual meat and cheese options.  

In the summer I add various in-season vegetables and even fruit occasionally. Try adding a 1/4 cup of a different ingredient each time in the summer and add a little extra lime juice and salt to taste. 

Some variations I love: fresh corn cut off the cob, finely diced cucumber, peaches, tomato or avocado.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine canadian, Mexican, PNW
Keyword Albacore Tuna, Ceviche, easy appetizer, Tuna Ceviche
Servings 6
Author Sabrina Currie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c Red Onion, Finely Diced
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 12 oz Sushi Grade Albacore Tuna, 1/4" Diced 3/4 lb or 2 cups once cubed
  • 1-2 Jalapeno(s), Very Finely Diced
  • 2 Limes, Juiced Minimum 1/2 c juice, use more limes if needed
  • 1/2 c Cilantro, Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine onion and salt and let sit to macerate while preparing tuna and jalapeno.

    Diced tuna and jalapeno for ceviche
  2. Add tuna, jalapeno and lime juice, toss gently and marinate in fridge 1/2 hour or up to 4 hours.  

    Marinate albacore tuna in lime juice for ceviche
  3. Just before serving, add cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.


    BC Albacore Tuna Ceviche
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.
    Fresh Tuna Ceviche and tortilla
Fresh Guacamole With Real Ingredients
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Guacamole-Simple, Fresh, Easy and Vegan

No fuss, no muss, all real ingredients-better than adding a package of powder to your fresh avocado. I did not add jalapeno to this but feel free to add as much heat as you like.

*This can easily be doubled or tripled depending how many avocados you want to use, just err on the side of less salt until seasoning at the end.  

Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine canadian, Mexican
Keyword Avocado, Dip, Guacamole
Servings 4
Author Sabrina Currie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c Red Onion, Minced
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1/4 c Tomato, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Lime, Juiced 2-4 tbsp of juice, to taste
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste

Instructions

  1. Mix together onion, vinegar, and salt and let sit 10 minutes.

    Softening onion with vinegar and salt
  2. Peel and add avocado and mash to desired consistency, add lime juice to taste (minimum 2 tbsp to prevent browning, up to 4 tbsp for extra zip).

    Fresh avocado and lime guacamole
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with tortilla chips.

    Chips and guacamole, easy vegan appetizer
Easy Tuna Ceviche Recipe
Easy Tuna Ceviche Recipe
Vegan 5 ingredient guacamole recipe
Vegan 5 ingredient guacamole recipe

 

 


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8 thoughts on “Albacore Tuna Ceviche With A Side Of Guacamole”

  • We traditionally have shrimp cocktail as a Christmas dinner appetizer, but I’m thinking this ceviche would make a great change up. Looks delicious and fresh! Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you so much for featuring a sustainable fish like albacore tuna. So many people use bluefin which is on the brink of extinction and I think we owe it to readers to provide delicious options that are also sustainable.

  • I am so pleased to see your recipe for tuna ceviche, Sabrina. We just came back from Mexico where ceviche was offered daily but my husband’s seafood allergy prevented him from being able to try it. I will definitely try your recipe. And of course, we are now missing our daily feast of fresh guacamole, so I welcome your recipe for that, as well! Many thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays to you as well!

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