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Sunday, August 03, 2008

ceviche



Ceviche is not spontaneous in the least, this is a dish you have to think about and prepare well in advance. I like this refreshing summer dish year 'round but it is especially good in the morning as a fresh and exciting breakfast. I know this may not be for everyone and believe me when I tell you the flavors are bold but it is so clean tasting.

To do:

1 pound of cleaned shrimp
1/2 pound bay scallops
1 large grouper filet (any fish will do)
1 pound squid tentacles (you can use the whole squid I just like how the tentacles look)
6 large limes squeezed for the juice
1 large lemon juiced
1 large bunch of cilantro chopped
3 large scallions chopped
2 large anaheim chiles chopped (any spicy chile will do)
half of a large onion chopped
2 large tomatoes chopped
salt and pepper

Combine everything in a large bowl or plastic covered container and let it sit 12 hours or so in the refrigerator. After you can wait no more serve on crackers, corn chips or fried crispy corn tortillas, you can use additional hot sauce if you like, I like the brand "Valentina" for something like this.



Crispy corn tortilla, perfectly seasoned seafood = delight.

33 comments:

Michelle Ann said...

The ceviche looks awesome... I eat mine with crispy corn tortillas too! I usually make a big bowl of pico de gallo, mix in the seafood and serve ripe avocado and lime wedges on the side with the tortillas. Add an ice cold beer and I am good.

Spin said...

I don't now if I could get past the squid. All the other fish yes.

Leopold Bloom said...

ohh It looks great but it´s very spicy for me... see you later!

Dragonfly Dreaming said...

That looks absolutely freaking incredible. I love, love, love squid.

deb said...

I do love ceviche not in the early am unless it's served w/ a spicy bloody mary and I'm game for anything, anytime.

Joy said...

I've never eaten this, after reading the recipe and looking at the photos, I think I'd like it. It looks and sounds really good.

HAR said...

Wow,
We eat a ton of fish on Christmas Eve.It is mandatory in our family to have at least 7 different fish dishes.
This recipe would pound out a whole bunch. Looks fab.

buffalodickdy said...

Oh heck ya! I'm in on this one!

daphne said...

Marinated that long? Goodness me. Not sure if I'm gamed for that but seafood on tortilla sounds like a good idea.

TavoLini said...

oh yum! I adore ceviche--the squid looks great!

Anette said...

You are a man of the sea Le Chien! This I'll admire it, and watch it, but it just may be a little to fishy for me! Can I just sit on the side, munch some tortillas, and a few of those prawns maybe?

Beth said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww dog.....come on! It's too early in the morning for squid!

doggybloggy said...

michelle ann: thats the way to do it...its basically a pico de gallo with seafood

spin: its pretty tasteless really

leopold bloom: this was only mildly spicy (I say that everytime)

doggybloggy said...

claudia: then you would have really adored this..

deb: I like strong flavors in the morning -dont ask me why

joy: its so tasty- its basically a seafood salsa

doggybloggy said...

har: this could knockout all of them in one whack if you were so inclined..where does this tradition originate and whats its meaning?

buffalo: I was hoping you would like it

daphne: the longer it sits after the seafood is 'cooked' by the citrus the more tender it becomes

doggybloggy said...

tavolini: the little squids make it for me - they look so cool

anette: I know, I know but trust me this isnt really 'fishy' like that

beth: this is what 'sharpens my pencil'

The one and only REAL Meg Kelso said...

FINALLY! A picture of seafood and I don't like seafood! And to think, this time I was prepared. I've been cooking all afternoon for no one but myself.

Meg

Tanya Kristine said...

tenticles = no

Bina said...

Anything with scallops and/or Squid Testicles (which is how I read it the first time. Don't ask me why) makes me run for the hills!

doggybloggy said...

meg: what have you been cooking?

tanya: tentacles or testicles

bina: you can head for those hills with tanya k.

Michelle said...

this looks really good. Is the squid precooked when you buy it? I've never bought it

pinknest said...

ooh i never thought about having it for breakfast! wonderful. it looks ridiculously good.

Zen Chef said...

I'm totally with you on Ceviche for breakfast. Man, there's no better way to start your day. haha.
This looks awesome!

Tom Aarons said...

Love the colors and the content. Yum!

Urban Vegan said...

I'm sure my husband will eat tons of this as we head off to Peru. There are something like 300 cevicherias in Lima alone. (Hope they have a veggie version, but somehow, I doubt they will ;)

Odat said...

I've never had that but it looks wonderful!
Peace

doggybloggy said...

michelle: the squid was not pre cooked but I boiled it a bit to give it a head start

pink: I like strong breakfasts sometimes...congee is one

zen: its like a can opener for your brain...haha

tom: it was brighter but the flash washed it out

urbanV: WOW is he going to be one lucky guy....I sure you can find a chunky veggie version....

odat: its like a shrimp coctail with out a tomato base and includes assorted seafoods

Real Live Lesbian said...

Makes me wish I'd tried the ceviche in Peru...but we were a tad too far from the coast for me to feel safe with it.

Yours looks fantastic!

Emiline said...

I've never made real ceviche. Just a quick and easy version. This looks so good!

Did I tell you that I'm planning a trip to NYC in September? That would be cool if we could have a New York blogging meeting, ha ha. Going to visit some culinary schools, plus I have other stuff on the agenda.

doggybloggy said...

real: you missed out...according to Urban Vegan...and she does her homework....thanks though and your vlogs are short and sweet....I love em'

emiline: well I can get zen chef to attend as probably you could too but who else? NYC is a GREAT idea and I am so glad you are looking into the schools.

Sandra said...

It looks very tasty, something I'll surely try to prepare. Although I eat plenty of "frutti di mare", I haven't tried this combination.

Queenie said...

Looks fabulous, but I don't think I could have it for breakfast,lunch most definatly....

Antonio Tahhan said...

ceviche has got to be one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy seafood!! especially when it's this hot out, the citrus infusion sounds so refreshing - great job!

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