Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ceviche & Margarita Martini

Seabass-Scallop-Shrimp Ceviche & Margarita Martini

Ceviche Recipe:

1/2 lb Seabass, boneless fillet
1/2 lb Shrimp, peeled & de-vained
1/4 lb Small Scallops
12 limes, juiced

Dice fish/shrimp/scallop into small pieces.  Dice the small scallop into four pieces - about that size for all your diced seafood is a good size.
Place all your diced seafood in a 9x13 baking dish.  Pour the juice of the 12 limes over the seafood.  You want the juice to just cover or be at the top of the seafood.  The acid in the lime juice will cook all the seafood.
Cover with saran wrap and place in refrigerator.  Stir every hour or so and leave in refrigerator overnight.  Stir the next day every hour or so until you add the remaining ingredients.  The stirring will make sure the lime juice is cooking all the seafood evenly.

Remaining ingredients: (Mix these ingredients on the second day.)

3 plum tomatoes, cored & diced
1/2 sweet onion, diced (vidalia or spanish)
3 - 4 Tbsp chopped, fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper, fine ground
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp white vinegar
Mix these ingredients in mixing bowl.

Remove seafood from refrigerator and separate the liquid into another bowl.  Now, add the above ingredients into the seafood.  Add 1/2 the juice from the seafood back into the mixture.  Place this in a tupperware bowl and refrigerate for 3 - 4 hours, stirring every hour.

Final ingredient:
2 avocados, diced
Stir the diced avocado into the mixture just before eating.

Serve with Pita chips or whatever you prefer...

Margarita Martini Recipe:
3 oz Patron
3 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz Simple syrup
(Optional - splash of Grand Marnier)
Shake on ice / strain...

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