Friday, April 4, 2014

Summer Ceviche

Ceviche has always scared me.  Eating raw fish with nothing but lemon on it cant be good right?  Well, I eat sushi (devour it is a better description) so why wouldn't I like ceviche?

Here is a recipe that I came up with while in the grocery store, it turned out so good, and even better the next day as I took some to work for lunch.

1 stalk celery finely chopped
1 avocado finely chopped
3 tomatoes seeded and finely chopped
1/2 of a red onion finely chopped
1 mango finely chopped
1 jalapeno chopped finely
4 limes
2 lemons
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 lb scallops raw
1 tbsp olive oil
S & P to taste

First, we need to prep the scallops, if they are thick, slice them thinly, if they are small, leave them as is.  Put in a bowl with the zest of one of your limes and the juice from all of the limes.  Let this set in the fridge for about 30 minutes (while you prep your other ingredients)

Mix all other ingredients into a bowl except the lemons.  Once the scallops have turned white, they are ready, drain the juice off of the scallops and add them to your vegetables.  Add the juice of the lemons with salt and pepper to taste.  Let set in fridge for 10-20 minutes before serving.

Serving suggestion
Always serve cold, and I ate mine with regular Saltine crackers.  I also served mine in a martini glass with a wedge of lemon on the side.  So good, AND HEALTHY!

Let me know what you do differently when you make ceviche!