Tom Colicchio’s Passion Fruit Ceviche

byTom Colicchio| PUBLISHED May 3, 2016 4:00 PM
Tom Colicchio’s Passion Fruit Ceviche
Passion Fruit Ceviche. Matt Taylor-Gross

Lime juice is usually the sour staple in a ceviche, but James Beard award-winning chef Tom Colicchio also adds a dash of passion fruit to create a boldly refreshing summer appetizer. Crunchy potato chips bring contrast to the tender fish.

Yield: serves 1

Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 ears corn, cleaned
  • 2 oz. fingerling potatoes, sliced thinly
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (2-lb.) red snapper, filleted, skin removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>3</sub> cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cups fresh ripe passion fruit pulp
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. aji Amarillo paste
  • 2 fresh serrano chilis, seeds removed, minced
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly on the bias
  • 8 heirloom baby tomatoes, halved lengthwise


  1. Light a grill. Transfer corn to grill; cook, turning occasionally, until charred and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Cut corn from husks and cool.
  2. Heat about 4-inches oil in a heavy-bottomed pot until it reaches a 375°. Fry potatoes in small batches until they are crisp and golden, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain chips on paper towels, sprinkle with salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the lime juice, passion fruit pulp, honey, aji amarillo, chilis, salt, and pepper. Add the fish and toss to coat. Leave for 5 minutes, then toss with the corn, scallions, and tomatoes. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with the potato chips.