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The Newspaper of Irvington High School

The Irvington Voice

The Newspaper of Irvington High School

The Irvington Voice

Cultural Dishes

Samantha Lizarraga (11) - Peruvian
Suhani Ahuja
Samantha Lizarraga (11) – Peruvian

In my Peruvian culture, the dish ceviche holds a significant prominence because of the nearby coastal areas. My absolute favorite dish is ceviche, particularly my das’s recipe, which he makes into perfection. It’s not just about the food; it’s about the memories I create with my dad while we make it together. The connection to this dish is deeply rooted in my cultural identity, reminding me of home. Every time I eat ceviche, I feel a sense of belonging to my heritage, taking me back to my family in Peru. 

For my ceviche recipe, I opt for ocean fish, especially Tilapia, as the base. I then use 16-18 lemons to marinate the fish, creating the flavory taste. The lemons need to be juicy and tender, enhancing the flavor. Plus, I add red onions, tomatoes, cucumber, fresh cilantro, and if I want an extra kick, I make sure to add an jalapeno.

 

About the Contributor
Suhani Ahuja
Suhani Ahuja, Staff Writer
Suhani Ahuja (11) is excited to start her first year at The Voice as a staff writer. She joined The Voice because she enjoys writing and wants to be more involved with the community at Irvington. This year, she’s looking forward to writing articles about the people at Irvington. In her free time, Suhani enjoys driving while listening to music (Kanye, Lil Baby, and Drake), as well as baking, reading, and watching crime documentaries.
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