Monday, August 6, 2007

Ceviche

I love ceviche in any form. I first tried a version of ceviche that actually had raw ground beef in it (well, it was "cooked" in the lemon juice). A friend of mine was making it for me and the entire time I was thinking, uh, I am NOT eating that!!! Well, I tried it and LOVED it. I make it all kinds of different ways now. So I am giving you the "normal" way I make it, but there are so many ingredients you can take out or add.

Ingredients:
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 red onion or bunch of green onions, chopped
2-3 large lemons
2-3 large limes
jalapenos (# depends on how spicy you likey), minced
3-4 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 pkgs salad shrimp
4 avocados, diced
Salt to taste
tub of lump crab (some other ideas are squid, tilapia, mussels)
Tostados

Directions:
Combine tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapenos, garlic, shrimp and crab in a large bowl. Squeeze in juice of lemons and limes until all ingredients are covered. Add salt to taste and refrigerate until chilled. Gently mix in avocados once ready to serve. Add a bit more lemon or lime juice to make it look (and smell) fresh. Serve with tostados or chips. Enjoy!!

2 comments:

marye said...

thanks for visiting my blog!
DO you know I can't bring myself to try ceviche? I just can't get past the idea that it is raw when it goes in and is cooked cold. :P
I guess that I don't need to admit that I have never tried suchi either?

Sea said...

Heh hhe- I lived in Japan for two years so I'm game for anything raw (except meat proper). This looks really delicious. I prepared fish with an acid like this once- and there's a restaurant near us called Cascal that has awesome Ceviche- but I may have to try your recipe! Like the idea of using shrimp/prawns.

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