PERUVIAN TUNA CEVICHE WITH NACHO CHIPS

 In Home Chefs Club, Recipes

I visited Lima, Peru when I shot Girl Eat World a few years ago and the ceviche there is served with a Leche de Tigre sauce – a citrusy, spicy, fish blend that pairs perfectly with the ceviche. I’ve paired this with some local nacho chips from Santa Anna’s, made right here in Stellenbosch.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

For the Ceviche:

100g sweet potato, peeled and cubed

15ml (1 Tbsp) avocado oil

1 ear of sweet corn, charred and husked

500g tuna, diced

1 green chilli, finely sliced

1 red onion, sliced

Fresh coriander, to serve

Oryx salt, to taste

Santa Anna Nacho Chips, to serve

Fresh lime wedges, to serve

For the Leche de Tigre:

160ml (2/3 cup) fresh lime juice

2 garlic cloves, crushed

15ml (1 Tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped

2 green chillies, finely sliced

4 ice cubes

1/2 red onion, roughly chopped

Oryx salt, to taste

METHOD

For the Ceviche:

Heat oven to 180°C. Coat the sweet potato in the avocado oil and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked – they should be crisp and tender.

On an open flame, char the sweet corn.

Once it has taken on some colour, dehusk the corn by running the knife down the cob.

In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potato, corn, tuna, chilli, red onion and coriander. Season to taste.

For the Leche de Tigre:

Add the lime juice, garlic, coriander, chilli and ice cubes to a blender and blend. Place the onion into the blender and pulse. Strain with a sieve.

Taste for seasoning.

To Serve:

Divide the ceviche between bowls and pour over the Leche de Tigre. Serve with fresh wedges of lime, extra coriander and nacho chips.

Meet the Chef: Kamini Pather

Kamini, pronounced like ‘harmony’ started her career in the food industry when she won the second season of MasterChef SA. Since then she has been the host of and an executive producer on her SAFTA winning food-travel show, Girl Eat World, broadcast locally on SABC 3 and the Food Network, as well as on Netflix North America. Since winning MasterChef SA, Kamini has won a few media wards which include an SA Style Award and as well as a Glamour Women of The Year Award.

Follow her on Instagram @KaminiPather 

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