This post isn't about the prepping of the fish...this is more about what we did with it when we got home! We were all given a portion of the fresh fish to take home and prepare in the manner of our choosing. I had a bit of a dilemma because I really wanted to make a meal for myself and my family...but I had not nearly enough fish for three people! What is a gal to do! I improvised is what I did! After the amazing ceviche we had this afternoon, I knew that was my solution to this ever so troubling problem! A trifecta of seafood! A crustacean, a mollusk, and fish!
- 6 oz peeled, deveined prawns (shrimp)
- 6 oz sea scallops
- 6 oz sea bass
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Juice from 2 limes
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Juice from 1 red grapefruit
- 1 clove garlic, super finely minced
- 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced (more if you can stand the heat)
- Salt and pepper to taste (about a dash or two of each)
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 medium mixing bowl
Give it a couple of glugs of olive oil (use the brand and rating of your choosing) I use Nudo olive oil...it tastes amazing, and it comes from the grove of olive trees where our adopted little guy lives! Their growing practices and commitment to sustainability are worth checking out.
Next cut and squeeze the juice of one grapefruit, 2 limes, and 1 lemon into the bowl
Wash and pat dry all of the seafood.
Chop all of the seafood to uniform chunks. The texture and size of ceviche is one of its finer points. Not only does it have a nice mouthfeel, it also aids in the 'cooking' of the seafood.
Toss the seafood in the bowl with the marinade.
After you put in all the seafood...give it a toss with your hand and make sure that it is completely covered by the marinade.
Cover it with saran wrap and place it in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.
Throw them in the same bowl as the seafood and marinade, stir it around with your hand, cover, and put back in the refrigerator for another hour or so...
and served up some nosh!
It got rave reviews! My husband and father-in-law requested seconds! All in all...I would say this meal was a success :)