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Tuna Ceviche with Aji Amarillo and Sweet potatoes

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Tuna Ceviche with Aji Amarillo and Sweet potatoes

By Chef Doreen Colondres

Here is a very easy to make, refreshing and healthy Peruvian inspired ceviche. Great for lunch, appetizers or dinner. The combination of citrus and the spicy aji amarillo make this a deliciously balanced dish.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: Serves 2


2 cans (5 oz) Prime Fillet® Tonno in Olive Oil, do not drain

1/4 red onion, sliced

Juice of 2 lemons (4 tablespoons)

1 garlic clove, small diced

Juice and zest of 1/2 orange

1 aji amarillo, seeds and veins removed, blanched and chopped or 2 teaspoons of aji amarillo paste (see below note)

2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro

1 pound of sweet potato, peeled and cut into small pieces

Salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl, add the onion along with half of lemon juice and set aside. In another bowl, combine tuna, garlic, the remaining lemon juice, orange juice and zest, aji amarillo, cilantro, stir well and set aside. Boil the sweet potato in water with a big pinch of salt for about 10 minutes or until tender and then drain it and set aside. Mix the onions with the tuna, stir and serve with the sweet potato on the side. Garnish with more cilantro and enjoy! To enhance the flavor, leave the mixture to marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. If you use canchita, add at the end as a garnish to maintain the crispy consistency.


To blanch the frozen aji amarillo, remove veins, seeds and cook for 30 seconds in boiling water. Remove water, add fresh water and repeat the process of cooking in boiling water for an additional 30 seconds. To produce a milder dish while still retaining the flavor, repeat cooking on boiling water for the third time and then chop the aji. If you prefer "aji amarillo"ԝ paste, just add 1 teaspoon and combine with the lemon juice before mixing with the rest of the ingredients.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information: For one serving. Calories 452, Fat 10g (Saturated 2g), Trans fat 0g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 569mg, Total Carbohydrate 55g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 14g, Protein 35g.

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