Hubert Keller Owner/ Celebrity Chef of Fleur de Lys, Fleur, & Burger Bar. 2011 Forbes Four Stars, Michelin Star, Les Grand Tables du Monde, Gayot Top Ten Best Restaurant Winner.  Top Chef Masters Finalist. Bravo's Top Chef & Top Chef Just Desserts Judge.
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          Asian Sty.e Tuna Ceviche
Back to Recipes Listing           Episode: 305           Episode Name: Ceviche Around the World       


Serves 4 as an Appetizer

1 pound fresh ahi tuna (sushi grade), ½” dice
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeno, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
½ cup white onion, diced
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup coconut milk
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Optional Garnishes:
Corn shoots
Onion sprouts
Green onion
Heirloom tomato slices




  1. Fill a large bowl with ice, approximately 1/3 to ½ way full.  Place a medium size bowl over the ice.  This will be used to keep the ingredients cool as you mix them together.
  2. Place all ingredients except the garnishes in the medium bowl and mix together.   
  3. Let mixture sit on ice or in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to an hour.  The tuna will become a pink color.
  4. Serve the ceviche, and garnish with corn shoots, onion sprouts, green onion, and tomato slices, as desired.

Secrets of a Chef:

    • To make a green onion flower for a garnish, trim off the green part of a scallion, leaving a two-inch white piece.  Starting about ¼” from the root, make three slits lengthwise in the white part of the scallion, creating four strips and leaving the root intact.  Plunge into cold water for about 2 minutes, and the green onion will curl, resembling a flower.
    • Ceviche originated in Spain as a way to preserve fresh fish with citrus juice.
    • Use a very sharp knife when slicing the Ahi Tuna, so that you don’t crush the fish.
    • Adjust all of these ingredients, especially the jalapeno, based on your own tastes.  If you like spicy dishes, use the whole pepper.