Trout Ceviche

"Ever since I first made this recipe, I can't get enough of it. A ceviche uses the acidity of the citrus to "cook" the fish without using heat. The result is a refreshing preparation that can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. The photograph shows what the fish looked like to begin with (in the bag), and what it looks like after reacting to the lime juice (in the container)."
photo by Late Night Gourmet photo by Late Night Gourmet
photo by Late Night Gourmet
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  • Trim any skin from the trout. Slice trout into pieces. The thicker the fish, the longer it will need to soak in the lime juice. Ideally, the pieces should me no more than 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut onion and pepper into thin slices. Chop dill or cilantro into small pieces.
  • Place trout pieces in a container deep enough that all pieces will be covered by the lime juice. Mix lime juice, apple vinegar, onion, garlic and pepper slices, and shredded dill or cilantro thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Drain liquids. Drain liquids. Enjoy on crackers, in a tortilla, or by itself.

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I have two teenagers who keep things very busy around our house during the daytime. I also work long hours at Ford Motor Company, and I do want to spend time with my family every day. If I try to cook when my kids have their friends over, I'm certain to be interrupted. In other words, my available times for cooking are very limited. I don't want to give up on anything I love - my family, my job, my cooking - so I do most of my cooking after everyone has gone to bed. My wife is a teacher, so this can be very late at night during the summer. Sometimes, I don't get started with my prep work until 12:30 a.m. Am I crazy?? Maybe. I'm also constantly working on healthier ways to prepare food. I deconstruct every recipe I like, and try to make it with healthier ingredients. The big challenge is keeping the food tasty. I believe it's possible to enjoy what you eat and still be healthy. I lost 15 pounds in 6 months largely by preparing my own food (and exercising). If I didn't keep such loony hours, I'd call myself "The Healthy Gourmet".
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