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Tilapia and Red Grapefruit Seviche

Tilapia and Red Grapefruit Seviche 6.000

Marvin Joseph - The Washington Post

Apr 16, 2008

This is a light start that can replace a gefilte fish course (which is not always popular with younger palates) in the Seder meal. The raw-fish seviche can be made and served right away or no more than 30 minutes in advance.

The recipe calls for arak, an anise-flavored liqueur found in many Middle Eastern markets; ouzo or Pernod may be substituted.


Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 large red grapefruit, peeled and cut into sections (see NOTE)
  • 1 pound skinless tilapia fillets, cut into small pieces
  • Juice of 1 1/2 large lemons (less than 1/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon anise-flavored liqueur, such as arak (see headnote)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • Leaves from 2 sprigs oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 small red thai pepper, seeded and cut crosswise into very thin slices
  • Fleur de sel (salt), for garnish

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Directions

Arrange the grapefruit sections on individual plates. Scatter the pieces of fish among the fruit.

Combine the lemon juice, arak and salt in a measuring cup, stirring to mix well. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the plates, then drizzle the olive oil over the fish and fruit. Sprinkle with oregano and slices of red pepper to taste. Just before serving, drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with fleur de sel to taste.


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Recipe Source

From Washington caterer Vered Guttman.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 180


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 8g 12%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 38mg 13%

Sodium: 400mg 17%

Total Carbohydrates: 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 16g


*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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