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Peru Reclaims Record For Largest Serving of Ceviche

Yesterday, the residents of Callao, Peru were up to something fishy. Four-hundred-fifty students and chefs were elbow-deep in whitefish, lime, onions, and peppers in an attempt to break the world record for the biggest serving of ceviche, a seafood dish in which raw fish is "cooked" by the acid of lime juice.

The dish weighed in at a record-breaking 6.8 tons, more than 2 tons heavier than the existing record of 4.5 tons, a record that was made in Mexico. The record is a huge feat for Peru, a country that claims ceviche as its own.

"In the name of Peru, we can take back the Guinness record," declared Alexander Kouri, Callao's regional president. A Guinness Book of World Records representative was present to make the count official.

Outside the stadium where the record was broken, hundreds waited to taste a plate of the prize.

"What tacos are to Mexicans, ceviche is to us," said Ronald Espinoza, one of the students preparing the dish. "A Peruvian who does not eat ceviche is not Peruvian."

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milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Peruvian or Mexican, I don't really care that stuff is super delish. I went to a party last friday where it was made with Tilapia, scallops and shrimp. They served it with tortilla chips too. :drool:
zabrow zabrow 8 years
i'm going to peru in a couple weeks, so now i'm even more excited to try ceviche for the first time! haha
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I love ceviche but it grosses me out to think of all those people's hands in it (even though I'm sure they have gloves on)!
Calimie Calimie 8 years
Whoa, that looks good!
Calimie Calimie 8 years
Whoa, that looks good!
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Mmm ceviche..
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Mmm ceviche..
Mariana48 Mariana48 8 years
i'm peruvian and ceviche is delicious :) and not mexican, trust me! yey! go peru!
soapbox soapbox 8 years
Those poor students and chefs are probably going to smell like fish for days.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
This sounds a little fishy - just kidding.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm glad that they fed people with the finished product. Although, however much I love fish, especially of the raw variety, 6.8 tons of ceviche kinda made me gag a little.
Food Food 8 years
Soniabonya, ceviche is delicious! Just make sure that the fish is very fresh wherever you eat it. I am sure it would taste delicious atop tortilla chips!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
I love fish, but dear goddess I can only imagine the smell! I wonder how long it took to 'cook'. Never had ceviche, but then again I'm one of those taco loving Mexicans :p more of a tortilla girl actually, lol. Maybe I can make a fish taco out of that ceviche. Anyone had it? is it good?
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