Can you cook raw fish with lime?
Raw fish + lime juice + 5 minutes = Ceviche!
At its core, Ceviche is as simple as tossing raw fish with lime juice, then leaving it for 5 minutes to let the acid “cook” the fish, making it turn white on the surface, but still raw inside.
How long does it take for lime juice to cook fish?
Step 3: Cooking in Lime Juice
The fish will begin to cook immediately, however, because citrus is acidic it is not being being cooked by heat but the citrus juice from the lime. This process will take anywhere from 15-20 minutes. You can leave in the lime juice longer as it will cook the fish more thoroughly.
Can you overcook fish in lime juice?
Believe it or not, you can actually overcook your fish with lime juice! Leaving it too long will not only make it tough and dry, but it will also break down the connective tissue, causing your fish to fall apart (more on this from The Food Lab).