Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Last night I had Martha and KC over for dinner and I made ceviche, rice and beans, and a tomato and basil salad. I bought a pound and a half of fresh, headless shrimp and one big slab of Chilean Sea Bass. It took about 2 hours to clean and prep the shrimp and fish. Then about another 30 minutes or so to squeeze 6 lemons, 6 oranges, and about 8 limes. It takes a lot of time but it's definitely worth it. After I cleaned and cut the shrimp and fish I threw them in a bowl with all of the citrus juice. While these were soaking I cut up 1 red bell pepper, 1 orange pepper, 2 jalapenos and half a red onion. I add all of this to the bowl with the seafood, covered it with saran wrap, and put it in the fridge and marinated it for 3 hours. No cooking required - the citrus juice "cooks" the seafood. The beans and rice were the typical kind but I added salt and chili powder and the salad came from my back yard! Fresh basil and 3 kinds of tomatoes that I picked 3 hours before dinner, plus I added small cubes of mozzarella. All that plus some avocado for a garnish, great white wine that KC brought, lots of Corona with lime, and plum tart with vanilla ice cream from Martha, made a great dinner.