Ceviche

 

Ceviche is just about the easiest thing to make out there, and to such amazing results. What you are doing is cooking the fish with acid (usually lime juice, but you can use lemons or even vinegar). There are as many alternatives to this dish as there are herbs, spices, pickles and fish out there. So ceviche is fun. Use almost any fish, shrimp or crustacean… most work really well. Just make sure it is fresh and from a sustainable source. We were using sheepshead fish – which I hadn’t had before, but it was very mild. It kind of reminded me of sea bass. Anyways, be creative with your ceviche or use what you have in your garden or the fridge. Here’s the recipe for ours.

SERVES 2-4
  • 1 pound fish, cut up into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup minced mint
  • 1/2 cup minced basil
  • 3 limes
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
  • 3 spring onions, diced
  • salt to taste

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, wait five minutes (the longer you wait, the more your fish will be cooked). The texture will change as it sits. I only like a few minutes, I want to hold on to the raw texture. Serve chilled. Great on toast or a tortilla chip (isn’t everything?)

 

  • Jasondkelly

    You should record videos of yourself preparing these dishes to demonstrate technique.  Just saying I wouldn’t mind if you had a PBS cooking show where you could preach the permaculture message and make some yummy food.