Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lyle's Ceviche

This ceviche was made by my friend Lyle.  To make a truly great ceviche you need fresh fish.  Lyle is certainly a lover of fresh seafood.  He is known to catch a grouper and make a sushi lunch right on his boat.  Lyle caught the black sea bass used in this ceviche the same day it was prepared.


Lyle's Ceviche
Serves 4-8
Recipe courtesy of Lyle Floyd adapted from Simply Recipes

Ingredients:
2 lbs. firm-fleshed fish (black sea bass used), cut into 1/2 inch pieces (no bone)
A few shrimp, cut into pieces
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 red onion, diced
1 cup chopped fresh seeded tomatoes
1 hot chili pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped finely
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped 
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 
2 teaspoons salt
a shake of dried oregano
Couple shakes of Tabasco or a pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions:
In a non-reactive dish, place the fish, shrimp, onion, tomatoes, chili pepper, bell peppers, salt, Tabasco and oregano. Cover with lime and lemon juice. Let sit uncovered in the refrigerator for an hour, stir, to ensure that seafood is tossed in the citrus juices. Let sit for several hours. This will allow the flavors to blend.

Note: During the marinating process the seafood will become lighter in color.

Serve with chopped cilantro.

Enjoy!



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52 comments:

Anncoo said...

Beautiful pic! Looks refreshing and delicious.

Ana Powell said...

Awesome, beautiful and delicious + plenty of many other good adjectives that are coming up to my mind.
Congratulations, great achievement x

Angie's Recipes said...

I prefer the garoupa...this seafood cocktail looks really tempting and beautiful.

Pam said...

It's a gorgeous photo! Looks delicious!

doggybloggy said...

this is one of my favorite treats - nothing beats a good ceviche - yours looks so sultry

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Awwwwwww. Speechless. For real. Ok. two words: SO JEALOUS!

Trish said...

You have taught me something new and I love it. Thanks. I am bookmarking this one for sure!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Great colors...wonderful presentation!

Joanne said...

I know I'd have to love a dish with that much color. Looks fabulous!

Cathy said...

Yum! I love making ceviche but would love to make it with a freshly caught fish even more!

Sandi said...

This looks really beautiful Velva!!

Claudia said...

I am always afraid to make ceviche- but oh do I want to savor this photo - gorgeous dish. beautiful photo.

Sage said...

Lovely photo. Ceviche is such a treat but never would have thought to preapre it with seabass.
Rita

Faith said...

I love the gorgeous colors in this ceviche. What an elegant meal!

Chef E said...

I am so excited, we are going fishing in two weeks, a cabin and off a boat in St Augustine! I will be making ceviche as well...not as pretty in that glass like yours!

Sharon Mayhew said...

It looks beautiful!

Hungry Dog said...

I love ceviche and just had some wonderful stuff at a friend's house recently. Since then I've been dreaming of making it. I just might try your recipe!

A Year on the Grill said...

sadly, can't find fresh fish... everything comes frozen. i don;t understand it either.

But One day soon... saving this for that day!

Irish Gumbo said...

Can I be Lyle's friend, too? That made me jealous...but looks so good.

Sook said...

What a unique and delicious looking recipe!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I am envious that you are in ceviche season! It will be awhile here yet.

Pierce said...

Another beautiful photo!

Kathleen said...

This sounds totally delicious. My hubby would love this. I'm bookmarking it right now. Thanks, Velva!

Pam said...

Love the photo!! The black background is wonderful!

teresa said...

i am just dying to try ceviche. this is gorgeous!

Rumana Rawat said...

This is gergeous...
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3 hungry tummies said...

That is almost too pretty to be eaten! Great photo and I can imagine how delicious that might be!!

tasteofbeirut said...

Velva

I am a fan of ceviche and yours looks fabulous! I spent 3 days in Cancun eating nothing but ceviches and a lot were bad! You are so lucky to have a fisherman for a friend!

lakeviewer said...

Wonderful recipe! I can't wait to catch a prepare fresh fish this way.

Jen_from_NJ said...

What a gorgeous, colorful ceviche! Fresh seafood is the best!

Lea Ann said...

Fabulous photo! I love ceviche and always worry about the fresh factor. Lucky for you with a fisherman friend!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

The color of your ceviche is amazing!

petite nyonya said...

Seafood salad sounds perfect! I don't mind having a friend like Lyle!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

My husband has been hinting, very hard, that he loves ceviche. I don't, because I'm not a huge fish fan. However, you've inspired me to make it for my husband, who will thank you very much. Maybe, I can get over my childhood aversion to this. I'm a big girl, now, so I need to get over myself!

Bridgett said...

Such a gorgeous and elegant dish!

TKW said...

This is beautiful! I just had ceviche in Hawaii and boy, when it's done right, it's spectacular!

Kim said...

This sounds like it would be so refreshing and bright. Love the presentation:D

Gulmohar said...

Never had something like this..awesome recipe

Barbara said...

Ceviche is a family favorite, Velva! And such fun to make and serve because you can use so many different kinds of fish. Whatever is freshest. Lyle's recipe is excellent!

Erica said...

I love ceviche!!!Now I am craving fish ceviche.....I am printing this one!

Simply Life said...

oh wow, I love how delicate and just full of flavor this looks!

Karen said...

I love ceviche! This is such a beautiful photo!

Rambling Tart said...

Oh so wonderful! :-) I like your presentation very much, Velva. :-) And now I'm craving ceviche something fierce!!

sweetlife said...

what a perfect spring treat..ceviche!! great photo!!

sweetlife

Pete said...

Beautiful dish......I would love to take a bite! LOL!

5 Star Foodie said...

A gorgeous ceviche! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

buffalodick said...

Sounds good right now!

Chef Aimee said...

Oh delicious! I love ceviche and equivocate it with summertime! Thanks for reminding me its right around the corner! :)

From the Kitchen said...

Next year Velva! Yes, then I'll attempt the cake--maybe! As close as I am to good seafood, I'm still a bit reticent to do ceviche. We lived in Charleston, S.C. before moving to the Chicago area. In Charleston, I could meet the boats and get really fresh seafood before it was shipped to NYC, Chicago and San Francisco to be shipped back to Charleston and other cities. I don't know if that strange way of doing things still exists but it is in the back of my mind!! Thanks for visiting!

Best,
Bonnie

Nazarina A said...

When I was in Florida, last December, I had black sea bass, but now I wish that I had it this way!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm having such a good time looking around on your blog. I just bookmarked the strata. Now I'm bookmarking this ceviche. I know my husband and I would both love it. Your presentation is gorgeous too.
Sam

À LA GRAHAM said...

Yum, I love ceviche! Gorgeous photo!

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