One of the best ways to celebrate the pure flavor and texture of wild salmon is to enjoy it raw, “cooked” only by the acid in fresh lime juice. It’s safe to eat this way as long as you buy “flash-frozen at sea” wild salmon. In Peru, ceviche is traditionally served with popcorn for a crunchy contrast, but tortilla chips are tasty with it, too.
In a medium bowl, combine the salmon, lime juice and zest, 1 Tbs. of the shallot, the cilantro, and 3/4 tsp. salt. Gently stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the remaining 3 Tbs. shallot with the radishes, avocado, mango, vinegar, jalapeño, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Pour off the lime juice from the salmon mixture. Spoon 1/4 cup of the avocado mixture into each of four glasses or coupes. Top with 1/4 cup of the salmon mixture. Repeat the layers, ending with the salmon. Sprinkle chile powder, if using, over the top of each portion and serve with the tortilla chips or popcorn.
nutrition information (per serving):
10, Fat Calories
90, Saturated Fat
21, Monounsaturated Fat
20, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips