Monday, October 8, 2007

Peruvian Gastronomy. Offseason Edition.

So this past July was my best fishing season ever. Bass were as sexy and abundant as ever, and I was bringing them in like there was no tomorrow. Not to mention that I had the best time with my father and brother-in-law. I mean, we just didn't want to leave Black Lake .

My father in-law was gracious enough to fillet some of the crappies, blue gills and bass we caught. He's the best.

The fillets have been in the freezer for over two months now and I think it was time for me to make a meal out of them.

I started with Ceviche. A dish that no peruvian can live without.

To make a quick version of Ceviche you need:

Raw fish chopped in pieces. 1/2 in squares should do just fine.

Lemon juice (3-4 Lemons).

Hot peppers. I used habaneros today. Careful, don't put your hands on your face after cleaning or chopping the peppers. You think the Mets collapse was paiful, you don't know the half of it.

Chopped fresh parsley.

Thinly sliced red onions.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Now all you have to do is mix up the ingredients and let it sit for a few minutes.
A more traditional Ceviche will have peeled boiled potatoes and sweet potatoes sliced in half. Corn on the cob and a side of warm white rice.

If you are freaking out about eating raw fish, don't worry the lemon juice will cook the fish. Just like the Marlins cooked the Mets. Easy.

Well, the ceviche was done and it looked good but I had 2lbs of fish left.

Fish fry anyone?

Do I have to explain how to do that?



Make sure the fish is nice and clean.


Get some foil aluminum paper, you know the type the foils like Glavine. Spread some seasoned bread crumbs on it. Place fillets on bread crumbs and start frying my friend.

and finally, D.

Eat up and share.

Buen apetito!


Mets Guy in Michigan said...

Oh man, that meal looks ... AWESOME!!!

Rickey Henderson said...

"Just like the Marlins cooked the Mets"

Heh, nice. By the way, the cerviche looks terrific. Gotta try making it sometime. Nothing better than fresh fish like that.

upstate met fan said...

Thanks to our beloved team I've gained 5 lbs already.