do you know what made me giggle? this cooked ceviche recipe, on the allrecipes mexico site, translated with comments to say, “for those afraid of raw fish.” i’m no scaredy-cat; i love some raw sushi. however, i’ll be honest when i say that the fresh cod i bought smelled very fishy the next morning when i pulled it out. i soaked it in lemon and salted water for a bit, but i was still glad for the “cooking” phase to pull out the last bits of fishy-ness.
don’t be afraid to add the two peppers – i think they make this dish sing!
my favorite ceviche ever was at a little roadside stand in costa rica when we flew there for the week for a wedding. my hubby was the pastor-officiant for a couple we loved dearly, and the trip was romantic for us, too. one day, we ventured off from the wedding party and went exploring on our own, ending up at this little shack overlooking cliffside cottages and distant islands. i can still smell the salt air and picture the wrinkled old man, casting his net into the glassy water, and then cutting up the fish he caught right outside the stand where the cook was whipping up local delicacies. while my hubby felt safer (and yet still adventurous) with the flaky fish tacos, i nearly melted when i sampled my first bite of tangy, bright, and peppery scallops, shrimp, and white fish “cooked” in the marinade that boasted citrus, onions, peppers… oh man, my mouth is watering…
now don’t you want some? (or like me, do you just want to head to costa rica?! 🙂
well, i say, eat it outside, with bare feet, soaking in the summer heat. maybe with some white sangria, but definitely with someone you love. here’s the recipe for you!
do you love ceviche? have a killer uncooked recipe for me? i’d love for you to share in the comments, and if you make this recipe, let me know! (and if you’re feeling adventurous, click over to allrecipes mexico and try your hand at some translating!)