Peruvian tiradito with passion fruit tiger milk

Peruvian tiradito with passion fruit tiger milk

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Bienvenidos a todos! Vamos a la playa! I'm back again to tell you something nice about Peru. This time we are going back to the coast of Peru. The recipe I want to share this time is perfect for summer. Peru has a 3080 km long coast where you can find beautiful beaches. Lima is the capital of Peru and is located right in the middle of the entire coastline. Nothing is better than eating a ceviche or a tiradito by the sea. Eating tiradito salmon is a real pleasure on the coast. Tiradito de pescado peruano. Peruvian tiradito

It is an important part of Peruvian food culture. That is why a tiradito recipe could not be missed. A little later in the blog I explain the difference between a ceviche and tiradito.

Life on the Coast of Lima

Miraflores is a coastal district in Lima that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The high modern buildings tower above the cliffs of the green coast. The beauty of this district is due to the care of the gardens that line the streets. And the proximity to the sea, which gives you a beautiful view over the Pacific Ocean.

The modernizing flow of the city allowed it to grow further south, focusing on Asia (Cañete), Paracas (Ica). The most beautiful beaches in Peru from north to south are Punta Sal, Mancora, Trujillo, Caballeros, Emabajadores, but with over 3000 km there are of course many more.

Punta Sal is one of my favorite beaches which I usually visit when I am in Peru. An incredible place where you feel completely connected to the marine life and above all you can enjoy a spectacular sunset.

Seafood on the coast

This time I share with you the recipe for a tiradito. This dish consists of thin strips of fish. It resembles sashimi and was influenced by Japanese immigrants in Peru. After a day of fishing, almost every Peruvian experiences the freshness by preparing a Ceviche or Tiradito directly along the beaches. I never went fishing myself, but we did get fishermen at our doorstep from our beach house with the catch of the day. That is ultimately a fantastic experience.

tiradito de pescado peruano

In Peru, a ceviche or tiradito is often prepared in the traditional way with white fish. There are several versions today that bring additional variations. The cut of the fish determines the name, ceviche are diced fish. Tiradito are thus thin slices that resemble sashimi. Today I share with you a version with salmon. Hopefully one day you will prepare it with swinging salsa music such as “Melao de caña” by Oscar de Leon.

Enjoy it!

Peruvian tiradito with passion fruit tiger milk

tiradito recipe the pescado peruano

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Peruvian tiradito with passion fruit tiger milk

Peruvian tiradito with passion fruit tiger milk

A wonderfully fresh dish with which you can put a bit of the Peruvian sun on the table!

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Hallway: Side dish, appetizer
Kitchen: Peruvian
Keyword: aji amarillo, passion fruit, tiradito, salmon
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 135kcal
Author: Mariela Aldana van de Haar
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You need:

sharp knife


  • 300 gram salmon fillet - fresh!

For the tiger milk / "leche de tigre" :

  • 90 ml passion fruit juice - * see notes
  • 2 el aji amarillo paste - * see notes
  • 1 clove of garlic - XNUMX onion - shredded
  • ½ tl fresh ginger - XNUMX onion - shredded
  • 100 ml lime juice - squeezed from fresh lime
  • 1 tl sugar
  • salt - to taste

For decoration:

  • ½ Red onion - in strips
  • ½ Spanish / chili pepper - cut in rings
  • 6 coriander leaves - finely chopped

Nice and easy: click on the logo of your favorite supermarket to add the ingredients.

And this is how you make it:

  • Cut the fresh salmon into thin strips. As you know it from the slices of sashimi. Store in the refrigerator until use.
  • Squeeze the lime juice from the fresh limes. You need about 4 pieces. Chop/cut/shred the rest of the ingredients listed above.
  • Mix the lime juice with the passion fruit, and the rest of the ingredients to make the "leche de tigre" sauce.
  • Remove the salmon slices from the fridge and place them like carpaccio on a plate and pour in the tiger's milk. Decorate the plates with the red pepper rings and red onion strips.
  • Serve immediately, Delicious Happen!
If you can't find passion fruit in your supermarket, use the boxes from the freezer. 
You can buy the aji amarillo paste online at Mariëlla from Proef Peru, it is a paste of the typical orange Peruvian peppers. 
The salmon must be fresh! So no thawed frozen salmon. Buy it fresh from your fishmonger. 
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This blog ” Peruvian tiradito with passion fruit tiger milk ” tiradito salmon is a contribution of our guest foodie Mariëlla from Proef Peru. If you want to try more Peruvian dishes, take a look at her site!

Are you also curious about the flavors of Peruvian cuisine? Then make sure to make the following dishes from Mariëla:

Dthis kind of Peruvian version of a croquette: papa rellena filled with minced meat.

A breakfast with banana and bacon: tacacho con cecina.

A good filling soup: chupe de papas.

Or this colorful causa Limeña.

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