My first taste of ceviche
Joy, our current guest, was telling us about some ceviche that she had in Guatamala. Although we've been here for seven months, we've yet to try it. Ceviche is a popular dish in the coastal regions of Central and South America, typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with chili peppers. Seasonings, such as chopped onions, salt, and cilantro are often added. I've heard it's delicious and since I'm quite happy to eat sushi, it's not really a stretch for me to eat this concoction. Kevin is not really that fussed about raw fish, so I don't really think it was ever on his radar to try it. I must admit, I've been somewhat hesitant to trust the freshness of the fish in some of these restaurants. Having said that, we have trout right outside our door and I know where it comes from, know that it can't be any fresher so when Joy offered to make it for us tonight, I thought it was a great opportunity, not to mention a lovely gesture. The lemon juice actually changes the chemical composition of the fish as if it somehow cooks it. The fish becomes white and flaky, not raw at all. Joy added some tomatoes, cucumber and carrots as well, so it had a really nice crunch. It's like a salsa sauce... and it didn't taste fishy at all. Even Kevin enjoyed it. Thank you, Joy, for teaching me how to make one of the typical dishes of my new country.
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