Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Beware of cross-contamination from breaded or seasoned items at fish counter; substitute corn tortillas.


"And remember, the last and most important ingredient is to share it with someone you love. I think it always improves the flavor of the dish."
- Penelope Cruz, in the movie "Woman On Top"

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a variation of my other Seviche recipe to show how many different flavors can go into this simple, healthy and lovely dish. It can be sweet or spicy and you can use any fish that you like. Don't limit yourself to shrimp and scallops - use calamari, mussels or a firm white fish like grouper. Corn works great as a garnish in place of red onions or tomatoes.

I usually cut the fish into smaller pieces - about a half an inch at the largest - and they should be nearly uniform in size so that they “cook” at the same rate.

Because of the acids used in seviche it is best to use a non-reactive container to mix and store this recipe. Glass or stainless steel are best. I avoid using ceramic because older glazed pottery can contain lead.

The acid will react with the lead in some glazes but also with bowls made from aluminum, copper and plastic.


Chipotle Seviche - Low Sodium Version

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces seviche

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This should be served between 24 and 48 hours of making.

Not on a low sodium diet? Here's the standard Chipotle Seviche.

Serve with Low Fat Corn or Flour Tortillas.


Serve with Roasted Beets or Parmesan Squash. or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Cole Slaw

1/2 lb large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1/2 lb sea scallops
1 large shallot
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup lime juice (2 limes)
1/8 tsp salt
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 medium chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 large tomato
fresh ground black pepper

After the shrimp is peeled and deveined slice it in half lengthwise along the groove where the vein was removed. Place in a glass or stainless container that can be sealed. Add the scallops to the container.

Add the minced shallot, olive oil, lime juice, salt, maple syrup, minced chipotle and tomato. Fold together gently.

Refrigerate at least 24 hours before eating. Add pepper to taste and if you like, use some fresh cilantro or chives as garnish.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces seviche

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 199 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 467mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 739 mg
Magnesium 73 mg