Monday, January 23, 2012

Simple Ceviche

This recipe is from a friend of my family's that is from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico... It is absolutely the best ceviche I've ever had, and to make it even more exciting - it's one of the easiest things I've ever made!

You will need:
  • The freshest fish you can find. Redfish is amazing, so is Grouper or Red Snapper, but really any light white fish will do. Make sure that it doesn't smell 'fishy' at all.
  • Lots of lemons to juice.
  • Vidalia Onion (or white onion)
  • 1 Datil Pepper (or any other hot pepper you can find...jalepeno, fingerhot, etc.)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper

Cut fish into pieces about the size of the end of your thumb. Dice onion. Slice hot pepper into tiny slivers (you don't have to use the whole pepper). Place onion, hot pepper & fish pieces into a small shallow dish (2:1 fish to onion ratio). Squeeze lemon juice to just cover the mixture. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Mix & let sit till the fish is starting to turn white. Meanwhile, wash & soak the cilantro. When fish is turning white, mix again. Lightly massage & finely chop cilantro. When fish is completely white, mix-in cilantro and sprinkle with a little more salt & pepper. Serve with saltine crackers or tortilla chips. Enjoy!!!!

Note: Seriously, this is one of the best recipes I've ever made. After you've made it a couple of times, you'll probably want to experiment a little bit. You can use scallops, octopus, shrimp... Just make sure that any seafood you use is SUPER fresh. Also, it's fun to add chopped garlic, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, etc. Have fun! Let me know what you think in the comments!

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