Ceviche, which involves immersing delicate raw fish in aromatic citrus juices, is an innovative way to slowly “cook” fresh fish. Habanero chiles add a spicy kick to the dish, but are balanced out by a mixture of sweet potatoes, corn, and butter lettuce.
Rinse diced fish and slivered red onion in cold water and dry thoroughly.
In a large bowl, combine fish, red onion, lime juice, salt, habanero (if using), and ají amarillo sauce (if using). Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.
Just before serving, stir in cilantro. Divide between 4 bowls and serve with sweet potato, corn, and lettuce leaves on the side.
Peruvian Pantry: Ají amarillo. A yellow chile with a slightly sweet flavor and plenty of heat. Available in this county in jars or as a puréed sauce at many Latin markets.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.