As we’ve always said, ceviche is the best remedy for hot weather. Now we have someone backing us up – a writer from the Washington Post! In his article titled “Seviche, Peru’s Overlooked Heat Remedy,” Tim Carman mentions that many people think of dishes like gazpacho, a cold tomato-based soup, as the best dishes to beat the heat. But we know ceviche is even better, and he agrees. (He uses the English spelling of ceviche, with an S.) He also writes, “If anyone understands the call of seviche in scorching weather, it’s the Peruvians, those hardy souls who have built one of Latin America’s more robust economies in a rugged, mountainous, coastal country located just south of the Equator.” We agree! We serve three variations of Peruvian ceviche in CT at Fiesta Limena – shrimp, fish, and mixed seafood. Each has its own appeal, but they will all satisfy your craving for a light, delicious meal during the height of summer. Ceviche is a great choice for people on a diet as well, since it is a low-carb and low-calorie option. Here is one last fun fact about ceviche – the Spanish conquistadors brought over the limes that are used to make Peruvian ceviche, but the dish existed long before they arrived. The original ceviche was created with the juice of native oranges. The combination of international influence and native cooking techniques makes Peruvian food irresistible.
July 19, 2012
June 13, 2012
The temperature is rising, and we only have a week until it’s officially summer! We’re looking forward to picnics, the beach, and of course our favorite summer foods. At Fiesta Peruvian Restaurants in CT, we think a light, fresh ceviche is the perfect summer dinner option. Grab it to go and enjoy it in the sunshine, or visit us in our dining room after a day at the beach. For those who haven’t tried it yet, ceviche is a seafood dish that is “cooked” without heat. This may sound strange, but the acidity of the lime juice and peppers we use to season the fresh fish, shrimp, and mixed seafood is enough to turn the fish white and give it a delicious flavor. More and more people are branching out from the usual sushi and discovering this exciting and fresh way to enjoy seafood. All three varieties of ceviche at our Fairfield County restaurants are served with onions, yucca, and giant Peruvian corn. Finish your meal with a freshly made pina colada or pisco sour at Fiesta Limena and enjoy the start of summer!
December 10, 2011
‘Tis the season for dinners out with family and friends. For a comfortable, casual setting, stop by Fiesta Limena and share an order of jalea, which is big enough for two, three or even four depending how you split it! This lightly battered and fried seafood feast is always a crowd pleaser. Looking for something on the lighter side? Don’t miss the ceviche – available in shrimp, fish, or mixed seafood varieties. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, why not split a plate of lomo saltado and chaufa, the Peruvian version of fried rice? With an affordable menu of homestyle Peruvian food, Fiesta Limena has something for everyone. And don’t forget to finish with dessert! Our homemade flan or fresh alfajores cookies are a sweet way to end a meal with loved ones. Also request Tunki coffee after your meal – a fair trade, organic coffee from Peru. And if you’re introducing your fellow guests to Peruvian food for the first time, you can enjoy the credit for helping them discover this mouthwatering cuisine! Fiesta Limena creates memorable evenings with generous portions in a comfortable setting, all for an affordable price.