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300 chefs create a 6, 8 Ton Cebiche for the certified Guinness World Record

Peru Recaptures World's Biggest Cebiche TitlePeru on Sunday reclaimed the Guinness world record for the largest cebiche after 300 chefs made almost seven tons of the country’s signature dish, a citrus-marinated seafood appetizer, enough to feed 40,000 people.

All it took to recover its place as world record holder for the largest cebiche, an honor it had lost to Mexico in 2007, was five tons of white fish, lots of lime juice, onions, chili pepper and salt. To contain the cebiche, organizers used an aluminum container about 30 meters (yards) long, which was set up inside a sports center in Peru’s main port, which is part of greater Lima. The cooks who prepared the cebiche, most of them graduates of Lima cooking schools, spent the night cutting and cleaning the fish so that they could actually prepare the dish in a little over an hour on Sunday morning.

Peru Recaptures World's Biggest Cebiche Title
Once the dish was finished, authorities proceeded to weigh it and it was certified at a total of 6,791 kilograms (about 14,940 pounds), handily exceeding the 4,460-kg cebiche that Mexico had prepared in 2007 to snatch the title from Peru.

Mayor of Callao, Alex Kouri, mentioned at the end of the event, that if “any other city in the world … (wants) to beat Callao, if they set a new record, The city of Callao is ready to make an even larger cebiche.”

BBC had Dan Collyns attending this great event and you can watch the video here:

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