Romance Cooks

Ceviche – Zenobia Renquist

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I’m not the best cook in the world, though I still like to try… so long as I have a recipe handy. Whenever I find a recipe I can do, and do well, I make it a lot. One such recipe is Ceviche. It requires absolutely no cooking. Instant win in my book.

You can add or leave out pretty much whatever you want.

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Ceviche Recipe

(adapted from SimplyRecipes.com)

What You Will Need:

– Glass or ceramic casserole dish (do not use plastic)

– Chopping board

– Sharp knife

– Time to cut everything up

Ingredients:

– 1.5 to 2lbs of firm, fresh red snapper (or other firm-fleshed fish), deboned and cut in ½ inch pieces

– Fresh squeezed lemon juice (can substitute concentrate but fresh tastes better)

– Fresh squeezed lime juice (same here)

– ½ Red onion, finely diced

– 1 Cup Tomato, seeded and diced

– 1 Carrot, shredded thick

– 2 teaspoons of salt

– Ground Oregano (to taste)

– Tabasco (to taste, I prefer green Tabasco)

– Cilantro (preferably fresh and chopped fine, to taste)

Sides:

– Sliced Avocado

– Tortilla chips

Directions:

– Combine fish, onion, tomato, carrot, salt, oregano, Tabasco, and cilantro in casserole dish.

– Pour in lemon juice and lime juice until mixture is covered. (Note: the original recipe says ½ a cup of lemon juice and ½ a cup of lime juice, but I found it needed more than that.)

– Cover casserole dish (lid or plastic wrap) and place in fridge for an hour.

– Uncover and stir so the fish on top has a chance to be immersed in lemon/lime juices.

– Re-cover and place back in fridge for a few hours – two or three will give all the flavors a chance to blend.

– It’s finished when all the fish has changed from pinkish (raw color) to white. The acid in the lemon and lime juices cooks the fish without needing heat (win!).

– Drain off excess liquid and serve.

Serve with sliced avocado and tortilla chips.

Feeds 4-8

 

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Still water hides deep passion.

Lulu was sent to spy on the competition while pretending to be a guest so she could find out the secret of their success. Her search turns up Hotsuma, a man bound to water so he can use his power to bring good luck to those who imprisoned him.

Working to set him free ignites a passion in Lulu only Hotsuma can quench, but they can’t afford to let sex, no matter how good, distract them. Hotsuma’s captors aren’t about to let Lulu leave with their property and they are willing to use deadly force to stop her. More than luck is needed if Lulu and Hotsuma want their new love to survive.

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