Sicilian Seviche

By Heather Cohen, 2007 Wise Choices Recipe Contest
Combine the freshest of fish with sweet, tangy raisin sauce for this Mediterranean treat.



  • 1 pound fresh halibut fillets or other fresh white fish
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cups California raisins
  • 1/4 cup fresh tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons capers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges; for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves; for garnish


Cut fish into 3/4-inch dice. Place in glass dish and add lemon juice and garlic; toss lightly to coat. Cover and place in refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours or overnight.

Drain fish; add raisins, tomato, almonds, capers, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper; mix well. Turn into serving bowl. Garnish with lemon and basil leaves. Serve with toothpicks or spoon for transfer to small cocktail plates.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 140 (27% from fat); Total Fat 4g (sat 0g, mono 3g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 10mg; Protein 9g; Carbohydrate 17g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 15g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 135mg; Calcium 35mg; Potassium 352mg

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Special Diet

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