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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday's Salad~ Ceviche

This Sunday's Salad Sampler comes from Candi. Her SlowTravel blog is Wanderlust and Passions, you have to check it out for the amazing variety of travel and culture.

Candi picked a ceviche salad, which is a popular fish salad in South America and Mexico. Usually the fish is 'cooked' in lime juice (more like pickled). This recipe calls for actually cooking the fish, using lime juice to add flavor. That sounded better to me!
To cook the fish: 3 cups of water or chicken broth
1/2 cups white wine
juice of two limes
1 jalapeno or Serrano chili sliced in half
3 gloves of garlic,crushed
1 Tbs Old Bay seasoning
1/2 lb firm white fish fillet (halibut or the like)
1/2 lb large shrimp,peeled and deveined
Coat the fish and shrimp with old bay. Bring the broth,wine, lime juice, chili and garlic to simmer. Add fish and shrimp and simmer(do not boil) until fish is opaque(about 5 minutes) and shrimp is pink(about 2 minutes). Remove from poaching liquid and cool in the refrigerator.

To make the salad:
2 large tomatoes,diced
1/2 white onion, diced
1 jalapeno,seeded and diced(or more if you wish)
juice of two limes
1/4 cup cilantro, diced
hot sauce to taste
sea salt and cracked black peppers to taste
Mix tomatoes, onion, jalapeno,lime juice and cilantro together. Season to taste with hot sauce,salt and pepper.When the fish is cool, cut shrimp in half and fish into bite-sized pieces. Mix into tomato mixture. Chill for at least one hour and up to four hours.

I loved the freshness of this salad. It was not the least bit 'fishy'.

You need to give it a try!

Y'all enjoy!


the ungourmet said...

This looks really fresh and delicious. I know I would love it!

candi said...


I am glad you enjoyed the salad. It is very fresh.

Your looks really great.

Cindy Ruth said...

This was a great salad for a hot summer day. Love your servings in the martini glasses.

Kat said...

So pretty and it sounds delish.


Chef E said...

OH I love this dish...okay you have inspired me to cook for myself while hubby is out of town...this will be gone in seconds!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

mmmm mmmm....looks sooo good. Love your presentation.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Ungourmet~ You will love it.
Candi~ thanks for sharing the recipe.
Cindy Ruth~ It was perfect for a hot summer day. The fisherman and I were glad to be cooking the fish.:-)
Kat~ I bet you can get ceviche at the beach anytime
E~ there is not much 'cooking' to it.
Francie~ thanks, I used the glasses so you could see the pretty colors.

Lisa said...

Oh, yum. I love ceviche; just had it at a brunch last Sunday. I'll bet that touch of Old Bay really made it extra-special.

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