I ate a similar ceviche when we were at Hartwood Restaurant in Tulum on the edge of the jungle and the Caribbean Sea on the magical Yucatan Peninsula. I love the mixture of three citrus juices with salt used in this recipe to “cook” the fish.
Ceviche can be so refreshing on a hot summer night. I’ll never forget my first encounter with it. We were on a small dive boat in the Caribbean heading out to the reef for a snorkeling expedition. Divers on the boat gathered caracole or small conch and sea snails and combined the conch with salt, lime, hot peppers, cilantro, and tomatoes to create a marinade.
By lunchtime, the ceviche was adequately cooked and we enjoyed hanging our feet over the side of the boat after a morning swim, basking in the sun, and enjoying the cooling palate that this fresh out of the sea ceviche offered us. At Hartwood, this ceviche is made with wahoo. I substituted mahi-mahi with great success. Check out my Hartwood Ginger cocktail to pair perfectly!