This summer we took a wonderful trip to Colombia.  While there we visited both Cartegna and Medellin.  Both cities we really enjoyed.  Cartegna was a beach city very much like visiting some of the tropical "islands".  Medellin was a beautiful city that was nestled in between the mountains and it was like my father-inlaw described it, "they built a city in the middle of the jungle".  Very green and lush.  One night in Cartegna I think I had one of the best ceviches I've ever had, coconut ceviche.  It was really amazing, so smooth, refreshing, and addicting.  I don't think there was much to it other than the fish was probably just caught off the coast, the coconuts were probably just picked along with limes and cilantro.  It was really spectacular!  Here is my attempt at it, I hope you enjoy it!

Coconut ceviche
10-12 limes juiced
3 mandarins juiced
2 lemons juiced
1 can of coconut milk
Lots of salt (2-3 tbsp or more)
1 1/2 lb of snapper diced
1 lb of wild sea bass (not Chilean)
2 Serranos 1 diced and 1 sliced
3 tbsp of chopped cilantro
1 radish sliced

For the ceviche,

Place the juice of the all the citrus in a large bowl.  Add diced serranos, cilantro, and 2 tbsp of salt.  Season all the fish really well with salt and place in the bowl.  Make sure that the fish is completely covered in the citrus juice.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.  Then after 3 hours you can add a can of coconut milk to the ceviche.  Let it marinate for another 45 minutes and at this point the ceviche should be ready to serve, but it can sit for longer if need be.  To serve, place some sliced serranos, radishes, and cilantro flowers.  Serve and enjoy!

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