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Apr 04

Friday Foodie Feature | Ceviche with Scallops

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

We may have just turned the corner with the warmer temps on the horizon. Once the seasons change from winter to Spring and then to Summer, there are two things that are forefront in my mind – eating light and vacation.

Eating light while on vacation is great, but when that’s not possible, I try to make the best of it with foods that conjures up the places that I would rather be.

Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Ceviche

 Ceviche with Bay Scallops

There’s something about mixing lime juice, fish and cilantro that reminds me of either a Conch Salad from the Bahamas or Ceviche from Mexico.  Conch is giant sea snail, which I can’t get in Middletown, but like ceviche it can also be made with scallops.  

This cold appetizer is a great way for me to start a vacation even if it’s only a mental one, and if I add a cold beer…everything is right in the world!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh bay scallops – diced into quarters
  • 6 limes or bottled lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper – diced
  • 1/2 green pepper – diced
  • 1 Avocado – diced
  • 1/2 cup onions – diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes – halved
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro – chopped

  Ceviche ingredients

Dice the bay scallops into quarters, then place them into a bowl.  Pour in enough lime juice to cover them all.  Put plastic wrap around bowl, pressing down to ensure that all the scallops are covered and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Scallops cooked in lime juice

While the scallops are marinating or “cooking” in the lime juice prepare the other ingredients.

Ceviche ingredients

  diced veggies

 

Remove scallops from refrigerator and bowl, do not rinse.

scallops should be firm to the touch

The scallops should be white and firm to the touch.

Drain but do not rinse then add other ingredients

Drain scallops and add other ingredients, stirring to mix well

mixed ceviche

Ceviche can also be made with any other firm fleshed fish, ie, red snapper but use the freshest fish possible and make in the same day of purchase.

Serve with Tortilla Chips and Enjoy

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  1. imagesbytdashfield

    I love ceviche!!!

    1. DelBlogger

      I know, it tastes so good with a nice cold beer!

      1. imagesbytdashfield

        Beer is one drink I really don’t like! Now a good sangria? Oh yeah!

        1. DelBlogger

          You know, I’ve never had sangria and with this stomach virus I haven’t had a glass of wine since last Friday!

          1. imagesbytdashfield

            When you feel better you have to try some real Spanish sangria. Hope the doc gave you something to fix things up.

          2. DelBlogger

            Yes, have a prescription that I need to fill after work.

  2. craftysorcha

    I’ve never heard of ceviche before but I love seafood so I must try this!

    1. DelBlogger

      If you love seafood then you definitely must try it – go to a Mexican resturant first to try it before making it at home.

      1. craftysorcha

        I’ll have to find a Mexican restaurant here (not even sure if we have one in this city!) but it’s on my list of foods to try! 🙂

        1. DelBlogger

          Google it – lol

  3. HorseMark HandMade Cards

    I love all the ingredients in this, but will lighten up on the cilantro as I am not a big fan of that green food. I am always looking for different ways to use scallops, and will try this! Thanks!

    1. DelBlogger

      I agree, but I think you will like this. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. louidam1

    This looks very delicious! I love Mexican dishes so I’ll need to try this. Have a great weekend Antionette!

    1. DelBlogger

      Oh yes, next time you go out, check out the appetizers and order it, I’m sure you’ll like it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. FreeUrCloset

    That looks delish! Fresh fish and a Greek salad always remind me of Summer.

    1. DelBlogger

      Oh yes…and if left up to me, we would have summer all year round!

  6. Annette Whipple (ThisSimpleHome)

    🙂 I think of deviled eggs because they are such a “picnic” food. 🙂 This looks great!

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, now I want one!

  7. Celeste (Leapfrogandlipgloss.com)

    Oh, that looks delish. Pinning to try 🙂

    1. DelBlogger

      Great, when you do, let me know if you liked it.

  8. P.S. I Love Soap Co.

    One of hubby’s favorite’s Thanks for sharing your recipe! 🙂

    1. DelBlogger

      Hubby has good taste! Hope you are having a wonderful week.

  9. Me And My Mini Me

    Goodness gracious! My mouth is watering. That looks so delicious I really want to try it. Thank you for the great recipe. I will be trying it out this Friday since during lent we don’t eat meat. Hope you had an amazing weekend. God bless you.

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, and if you try it, let me know how you liked it. Time to make it again but this time I will be using shrimp. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

  10. MilanoTime

    It seems delicious!
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    1. DelBlogger

      It was!

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