Ceviche de Ostras [Oyster Ceviche]
This dish gets its heat from habanero chiles and a delicious twist from fresh mint. Make it when you have access to plenty of fresh oysters. If you don't have a habanero, you can substitute jalapenos.
- 48 oysters, shucked
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 habanero chile, stemmed, seeded and minced
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Garnish:
- Lettuce leaves
- Fresh mint sprigs
- Tomato wedges
Place the oysters in a large ceramic bowl and cover them with the lime and lemon juices. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate overnight.
Drain the oysters and reserve 1/4 cup of the juice. Add the remaining ingredients to the oysters, along with the reserved juice, and toss the mixture gently.
Line 6 plates with the lettuce leaves, arrange 8 oysters on top of the lettuce and garnish with fresh mint and tomato wedges.