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BC Albacore Ceviche

BC Albacore Ceviche

Say "fish" in BC and salmon immediately springs to mind, but did you know there is local tuna in BC? Local BC Albacore is caught 100 miles offshore in the deep ocean waters between June and October.

Dianne Devreaux of Estevan Tuna Co. shares her favourite recipe with us: 

"One of my favourite tuna recipes is Ceviche, a flavourful Mexican tuna salad that uses fresh late summer (in our northern climes) ingredients. The tuna is not cooked with heat but cured in the citrus juice. A serving of ceviche in the winter is like taking a mini culinary vacation."


  • 1 pound diced tuna loin
  • 5-6 limes or half lemon, half lime, enough to cover fish
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup fresh diced tomato
  • 1 cup sweet green pepper, minced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • ½ t oregano
  • ¼ t salt and pepper
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce


  1. Cover the diced fish with fresh citrus juice and refrigerate overnight, stirring once or twice to evenly saturate the fish. This process ‘cooks ‘ the tuna.
  2. Pour off excess juice leaving the fish moist.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and refrigerate a few hours before serving on a bed of lettuce or on its own with tortilla chips.

Estevan Tuna is a family-based fishing business located in the Comox Valley. They have been catching, canning, and selling wild BC Albacore of the coasts of BC, offering canned tuna as well as tuna belly, and tuna loins at farmers' markets in the Comox Valley, and Lower Mainland. Find more tuna recipes on their website: www.bctuna.com