Delicious and easy ceviche. Always a crowd-pleaser! You can also serve it with tortilla chips as a dip. The action of the acid in the lime juice cooks the scallops, firming the flesh and turning it opaque.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
16 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
3 hrs 1 min
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Place poblano and serrano chile peppers cut-side down on the lined baking sheet.

  • Roast under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Place blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Allow peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Finely chop the flesh.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add scallops; cook for 1 minute. Drain and transfer to a glass or ceramic bowl.

  • Pour lime juice over the scallops. Stir in roasted peppers, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate ceviche until flavors combine and scallops are opaque, about 2 hours.

  • Spoon equal amounts of ceviche into 6 martini or margarita glasses to serve.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 20.5g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 1g; cholesterol 45.7mg; sodium 253.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I have been making ceviche for many years and I have never heard of boiling the scallops. Ceviche is raw fish or shellfish 'cooked' in lime juice. So I skipped that step and let the diced scallops marinate in the lime mixture. This was tasty but different with the addition of the chiles poblanos. I think I'll just stick to my regular ceviche recipe. Read More