Sunday, July 10, 2016

Simple Ceviche

Summer Living should be simple! I dream of road trips, camping, being outdoors more days than not and soaking in the sun along with all the fresh produce and summer fruits. You may very well be working to pay for next semester's tuition, but don't miss out on summer--eat every meal outside, use the grill, plan weekend trips without access to wi-fi, and if possible, visit a place you have never been to before! 

Eating well while being active or trying to get in as much of the summer sun as possible after work can be difficult, but this week's blog posts are all about making this happen! A meal doesn't have to be fussy, but it has to be good and simple! (And ideally, it should be fresh, easy, unadulterated goodness packed with flavors, right?)

Ceviche is all in one--delish, fresh, tart, satisfying; and, a healthy alternative to the old stand by "chips and salsa"--this dish, is traditionally made with fresh raw snapper, bass, halibut or other ocean fish fillets, but can also be made with pre-cooked shrimp! No doubt, you will feel like you are at the beach sipping a Corona in one of their ads!

Add this to your repertoire of incredible appetizers with flavor and goodness packed into one! 

(Adapted from the Bon Appetit Magazine July 2016 "Sail Away" article.) 

(**Please note that you must have access to fresh, clean fish to make this recipe delicious and to minimize any risk of food poisoning--be sure to check with your local fish monger or use pre-cooked shrimp instead!)

Simple Ceviche


Large mixing bowl

6 oz of halibut or ocean white fish or pre-cooked shrimp, de-boned, cleaned and diced
1 garlic clove, finely grated
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp agave nectar
2 Tbls of tequila blanco (if you are 21 years)
1/2 cup pineapple, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeno, thinly sliced
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup mint, chopped
Kosher salt

1. Wash your hands.
2. Combine garlic, lime, agave, and tequila in a large bowl.
3. Prep your remaining ingredients.

4. Add pineapple, tomato, onion, radishes, jalapeƱo and fish to the marinade.
5. Season with salt.

6. Marinate and chill at least 1 hour prior to serving.

7. Invite your friends.

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