There are many variations of ceviche, the national dish of Peru (it's popular throughout Latin America). Some come with leche de tigre, or tiger's milk, the marinade of lime juice, salt and flavourings in which the fish was cured; this quick version doesn't. Ensalada de pallares, a lima bean salad, is a traditional accompaniment. You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.
- 180 gm dried butter beans, soaked overnight in cold water
- 12 scallops, roe off
- 100 gm piece skinless pin-boned ocean trout, trimmed, thinly sliced
- 2 small green chillies, thinly sliced
- 1 corn cob, kernels removed
- 60 ml extra-virgin olive oil (¼ cup)
- 2 radishes, thinly sliced on a mandolin
- ½ Spanish onion, thinly sliced
- 1Drain butter beans and place in a saucepan with plenty of cold water, bring to the simmer, then cook until beans are very tender (1 hour). Cool in cooking water, then drain, rinse and reserve in cold water until required. Beans will keep refrigerated for 2 days.
- 2Combine scallops, fish, lime juice and chilli and season with salt, then refrigerate to cure (15 minutes).
- 3Meanwhile, cook corn in boiling salted water until tender (1-2 minutes), drain and refresh.
- 4Drain beans and toss in a bowl with olive oil. Serve ceviche and beans scattered with corn, radish, onion and coriander cress and with butter lettuce leaves to the side.
Drink Suggestion: A cold crisp lager. Drink suggestion by Max Allen