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Cantaloupe Seviche

Cantaloupe Seviche 3.000

Renee Comet

Sep 5, 2007

Seviche is a cold, marinated fish dish, practically the national dish of several South American countries. The acid in the marinade "cooks" the fish, setting up the proteins. However, do not hold seviche for more than a day in the refrigerator. Lemon juice, while untraditional, permeates the fish just as well as the more traditional lime juice.

The flavors need at least 6 hours to meld.

Servings: 3 cups
  • 1/2 pound pink, gray or ruby snapper fillet, skinned and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (may substitute any skinless, thin, white-fleshed fish fillet)
  • 1/2 small cantaloupe, seeded, rind removed, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 medium shallot, minced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced dill
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine the fish, cantaloupe, shallot, lemon juice, vinegar, dill, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently until well incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight, tossing occasionally. Before serving, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

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Adapted from cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.

Tested by Doris Truong.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 3/4-cup serving: 93

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 1g 2%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 21mg 7%

Sodium: 194mg 8%

Total Carbohydrates: 9g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 12g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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