Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Diary of the Camping Cuisine: 1st post: Ceviche Superwoman

Well after a week of lavish camping in beautiful New Mexico state parks, we are exhausted and a bit fatter from all the great eating.  I'll post all the best meals over the next few days with recipes and photos, all at once would just be TOO EXCITING.
To begin, our first night on Heron Lake and the gorgeous sunset.  The fish were jumping everywhere and Taste Tester discouraged me from fishing, therefore I never caught anything our whole trip.

For this evening, I roasted green NuMex chiles and made a green salsa with tomatillos, onions, garlic, and lime.

Then I made a ceviche with crappy Walmart tilapia and crappier Walmart shrimp.  It was actually uncrappily fantastic, limey and fresh and cold and creamy.  I know creamy doesn't sound like a descriptor for ceviche, but after a nice sit in the lime juice, the juice thickens and coats the fish like a sauce.


Walmart Tilapia and Shrimp Ceviche
3 filets of tilapia, diced
handful of shelled shrimp, sliced lengthwise in half
2 chopped jalepenos
1/2 diced white onion
juice of 2 limes and 1 lemon
salt
handful chopped cilantro
Diced avocado
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A nice dish for camping because it's really just a chop and mix dish, but I do let it refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour with some stirring to fully coat the lime and lemon acid on each piece of fish so they cook evenly.  In hot weather, nothing is more satisfying, every time we try a new ceviche I want to open a cevicheria in a food trailer.  I'd move it to wherever is having the hottest weather.  Like a ceviche superwoman.

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