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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Recipe for Mexican Ceviche with lime, tangerine & grapefruit juices...

Good morning, my little fishermen~

Here is a wonderful recipe for those of you who can brave fresh, uncooked fish - and for those of you who would prefer to poach it slightly before serving.:)

This is a very healthy, high protein, low calorie appetizer which is sure to delight your fish-eaters and your Latin guests. It is often served the way one would a shrimp cocktail. My husband swears that the acidic juice (traditionally only the green limes or 'limons' as they are called in Spanish) effectively 'cooks' the fish. Me? I'm still a poacher.

Ceviche Mexicana

Adapted from Patricia Quintana

1 or 2 fresh red snapper or sea bass fillets, about 3/4 pound
1/2 red onion, peeled, minced, rinsed in hot water
4 scallions, trimmed and minced
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
Salt and black pepper
1/2 cup fresh tangerine juice
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped chives.

1. Cut fish into thin strips; mix with red onion, scallions, lime juice and a large pinch of salt. Let sit for 10 minutes. (Alternatively, poach fish for 10 seconds, then toss with onion, scallions, lime juice and salt for 5 minutes.)

2. Drain fish mixture, then toss it with black pepper and more salt to taste, if needed. Divide into 4 glasses and portion a bit of the tangerine and grapefruit* juices over mixture; let sit for 5 minutes. Drizzle each with olive oil, sprinkle with chives, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings.

Note: *If you take high blood pressure medication or statin drugs, check with your doctor before eating grapefruit juice or grapefruit.


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