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    Encebollado De Pescado (Fresh Tuna Soup With Pickled Onions)

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    1 hr 30 mins

    35 mins

    55 mins

    KateL's Note:

    Entered for safe-keeping for ZWT. An Ecuadorean recipe from, sometimes used as a hangover cure. Yuca or cassava or cassaba should be available at latin supermarkets. The Pickled Red Onion and Tomato Salsa is essential to make this an "Encebollado".

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    • 2 small red onions, cut in half and sliced very thin
    • 3 limes, juice only
    • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil or 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 3 tomatoes, cut in half and sliced very thin
    • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon salt (to taste)



    1. 1
    2. 2
      Cut each onion in half, slice very finely and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt and let rest for about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Cover the onions with lukewarm water and let rest for another 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Rinse and drain the onions.
    5. 5
      Add the lime juice and the oil, place in the fridge until about 30 minutes before serving.
    6. 6
      Cut the tomatoes in half and slice very finely.
    7. 7
      Mix the onions, sliced tomatoes and cilantro, taste and add salt if necessary.
    8. 8
      FISH SOUP:.
    9. 9
      Heat the oil on medium heat to make a refrito (fried preparation to add to recipe) with diced onion, tomato, cumin, chili powder and salt.
    10. 10
      Add the water and cilantro springs, bring to a boil.
    11. 11
      Add the tuna and cook for until the tuna is fully cooked, about 15 minutes.
    12. 12
      Drain the tuna and keep the broth to cook the yuca.
    13. 13
      Separate or break the tuna into small to medium size pieces.
    14. 14
      Bring the tuna broth to a boil and add the yucas, cook until tender but firm, about 30-40 minutes for the frozen yuca.
    15. 15
      Take the yuca from the broth, remove the strings and cut into bite size chunks.
    16. 16
      Add the yuca chunks and tuna pieces to the broth, taste and add salt if needed.
    17. 17
      Re-warm the soup if necessary and serve topped with a good amount of pickled onion and tomato salsa. If desired, can also serve with avocado slices and extra lime slices.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 26, 2014


      This soup was tasty but, not being accustomed to it, the reactions weren't very positive from my brood. I did gently squeeze out the tomato water and seeds from the tomatoes I used in the salsa before slicing them.

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    Nutritional Facts for Encebollado De Pescado (Fresh Tuna Soup With Pickled Onions)

    Serving Size: 1 (543 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 334.2
    Calories from Fat 100
    Total Fat 11.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 43.1 mg
    Sodium 938.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 28.4 g

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