Interesting Ceviche Facts
Do you love ceviche? This fresh, flavorful dish is the perfect seafood treat for a hot summer day, and one of our favorite Mexican-inspired dishes. Here at Borracha, we love ceviche, and are known for our fresh, house-made ceviche dishes. This is why in honor of our love of ceviche and the fact that national Ceviche Day is right around the corner, we’ve compiled our list of our 10 favorite facts about ceviche.
- Ceviche actually has South American origins. Ceviche, or seviche, or cebiche is from South America and eventually spread into Mexico and Central America. There is some debate on whether it originally came from Peru or Ecuador.
- Ceviche is actually chilled fish stew. In order to be ceviche, it needs to be “cooked” in lime juice or other citrus. Depending on the recipe, it may or may not be served with tomatoes, onions peppers or other vegetables.
- In Mexico, ceviche is served with tortillas. In Mexico, you will traditionally find ceviche served as an appetizer with a side of toasted tortillas, almost like a dip or salsa. It is also typically accompanied with raw onions. This is how you will find it served here at Borracha Mexican Cantina.
- In Peru, ceviche is served with slices of cold sweet potatoes. This is the common way of serving the ceviche in this South American country. It can also be served with a side of corn-on-the-cob.
- In Ecuador, ceviche is served with salty sides. If you order ceviche is Ecuador, you may be surprised to find how it is served. Typically, you will find this type of ceviche accompanied by popcorn, nuts or corn nuts.
- There are many ways to make ceviche. Typically, ceviche is made with whatever fresh fish is local to the area the ceviche is being prepared. In Peru this is Sea Bass or Sole. In Australia, this may be Flathead or Pink Snapper. Other common fresh fishes you will find in ceviche include octopus, squid, prawns, shellfish or shrimp.
- Mexico holds the record for world’s largest ceviche. This ceviche dish weighed an impressive 4.5 tons.
- Ceviche reached the United States in the 1980s. It may be surprising to learn that ceviche hasn’t really been that popular in the United States for that long, and that it only really came into popularity in the 80s.
- Borracha has some of the best ceviche around. If you are looking for fresh, delicious ceviche, there is no better place to go than Borracha. Our Shrimp Ceviche is one of the most popular items on our menu. We also have a fun, filling take on ceviche with our mini crab ceviche tacos. Trust us, you have to try them.
- June 28th is National Ceviche Day. While here at Borracha we like to think that every day should be National Ceviche Day, but there actually is a real holiday to celebrate this wonderful dish. Come down to Borracha on June 28th to celebrate National Ceviche Day in style with our famous ceviche. There is no better way to celebrate.
Craving ceviche? We thought you might be. If you are looking to quench your craving for this delicious dish, come down to Borracha in Henderson, Nevada today to try our famous ceviche for yourself!