Peach & Cucumber Scallop Ceviche

Peach & cucumber scallop ceviche

This colourful peach, cucumber and scallop dish looks almost too good to eat. Ceviche, a seafood fare popular in the coastal regions of Perú, Mexico, Central America and other parts of Latin American is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices and spiced with aji or chili peppers. Serve this ceviche with Blomidon Estate Winery 2013 Crémant.


1 lb fresh scallops*
1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely sliced
3-4 ripe, peeled peaches, small dice
1/2 cup English cucumber, finely diced
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup lime juice
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp
olive oil
salt to taste

Wine pairing:

Serve with Blomidon Estate Winery 2013 Crémant, a traditional method sparkling wine produced in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. This fresh and slightly sweet sparkling wine offers bright fruit aromatics, a perfect pairing for the delicately marinated raw scallops and peach-cucumber flavours in the ceviche.


  1. In a mixing bowl, place buttermilk, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and a pinch of salt, and whisk together. Thinly slice scallops, lengthwise in rounds, and place in a glass or non-reactive bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture, cover, and place in fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Chop seeded jalapeno, red onion, cucumber, peaches, parsley, mint and combine; season to taste with salt. Set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Spoon marinated scallops out of buttermilk mixture and into a bowl with the chopped fruit and herb mixture. Gently combine and season with olive oil and salt to taste.
  4. Place ceviche in bowls or glasses and service with your favourite corn tortilla chip.

Recipe provided by: The Brooklyn Warehouse and Blomidon Estate Winery.

Source Guide: 

*Get your seafood locally from Evan’s Seafoods & Restaurant, Fisherman’s Market InternationalClearwater Seafoods Ltd. Victoria Co-op Fisheries, NovaCan Live Seafood, or Gidney Fisheries Ltd.

**Blomidon Estate Winery 2013 Crémant is available from their online store.

***Pick up farm-fresh seasonal produce from Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

For more of our Taste of Nova Scotia events, news and recipes delivered directly to your inbox, subscribe to our Taste of Nova Scotia emails

Leave a Reply