Sea bass ceviche with coconut sauce and jalapeño granita
A classic Latin American ceviche, bursting with flavour. Feel free to substitute any fresh, mild-tasting fish.
Ceviche is more than just cured/marinated fish; it is a gastronomic identity for Latin Americans. For me, it is one of those dishes that always takes me back to my roots, to the hot summer days on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. It's a dish that is easy to make at home, using any fresh fish with a mild flavour such as red snapper or sea bass.
For the granita
The jalapeño granita is optional, bear in mind that it must be prepared in advance, ideally overnight. Blend all ingredients to a smooth consistency, use a fine sieve to strain the liquid and then freeze. Use a fork to grate it.
For the coconut sauce
Coarsely blend all the ingredients except for the coconut cream. Let it rest for 15 minutes and strain through a fine sieve. Once it's ready add the coconut cream and blend it at a low speed to combine. Keep refrigerated.
In the meantime, slice the onions discarding the hearts and set aside in cold water. Once ready to use discard the water.
Dice the sweet mango into ½-inch cubes.
Cut the fish into ½-inch cubes and toss them with a pinch of salt.
Mix together the fish, onions, sweet mango, and coconut sauce. It is optional to let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Add the granita as a garnish if desired. Enjoy it!