Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Birthday, Dumplings, Lemon or Lime,

This is the second blog for today so there will be no Thursday blog.

Today is the big day, my husband is now officially old. 80 years since Dumplingshe came into the world. I can say what I like he doesn`t read my blogs anyway LOL. He has now spent half of his life in North America. I have already passed the halfway point when I have spent more of my live on this side of the pond. But then I`m younger than him!! We are supposed to go to the Mandarin today, free lunch for the birthday boy, but at the moment (Tuesday evening) I am worried about the possibility of another snow storm. I don`t know if I mentioned, it is their celebration of Chinese New Year which means dumplings and I love dumplings. As well as my Hot and Sour Soup of course.

I already blogged once today but then Dixie at dcrelief asked me to post a recipe with lemon. I had actually received a recipe for ceviche from my local fish shop, this is made with lime. Dixie agreed I could sub lime for lemon, so here you are Dixie. One thing I would disagree with, using shrimp. I have always been told shrimp absolutely had to be really cooked with heat. I could be wrong but I wouldn’t chance it myself.

Seafood Ceviche
T and J Seafoods

Ingredients
1 lb. mixed seafood (halibut, tilapia, shrimp, or scallops) cut into 1/2-seafood cevicheinch cubes
1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice or a mixture of lime and lemon
1 small sweet white onion, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1or 2 large jalapeños, stemmed and roughly chopped (use your own good judgement)
1/4 cup pitted green olives
1large (about 10-ounces) ripe tomato, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces OR 1/4 cup (lightly packed) sundried tomatoes, chopped into 1/8-inch pieces
1/4 small jicama, (or 1/2 of a green apple) peeled and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/3cup (loosely packed) chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil,
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Pound of large tortilla chips or 3 to 4-inch tostadas for serving.

Directions
Ceviche is a South American dish made by immersing small chunks of fish and/or seafood in acidic juices such as lemon or lime to cook the flesh. This recipe for Ceviche comes in two parts 1: cooking the fish in lime juice, and 2: flavouring the cooked fish with olives and tomato.
STEP 1:“Cook” the fish in the lime juice. In a large stainless steel or glass bowl, combine the fish, lime juice and onion. The fish should float freely in the juice; if not, add a little more. Cover and refrigerate until the fish is as “done” as you like: An hour or so for medium-rare, 3 to 4 hours for “cooked” all the way through. Drain the lime juice.
STEP2: Flavor the ceviche. In a mini food processor, process the green chile and olives until finely chopped (or finely chopped by hand). Add to the fish along with the tomato, jícama, cilantro and olive oil. Stir well, then season with salt and sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with Tortilla chips or Tostada's

Have a great day
Jo_thumb[2]

27 comments:

  1. Good thing your hubby doesn't read your blog. LOL

    That recipe looks good! I'd have to really 'cook' the seafood a bit, though. I don't do sushi. :P

    IWSG #143 until Alex culls the list again.

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    1. Yup. No, don't cook it Melissa, that's what the lime juice is for. It really does cook it. Sushi isn't really raw fish, that's sashimi.

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  2. Hi Jo - Happy Birthday to Matt ... oh yes it is the 4th ... when you're in recovery mode you've no idea what day of the week it is ...

    I hope you get a decent meal tonight ... and enjoy the dumplings ... early year birthdays with the weather aren't always the best travel wise ... we've been having snow flurries - thankfully only that ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. I wouldn't know anyway except for bowling.

      Actually it was lunch and we have just come back. Had a very good lunch, I am stuffed with dumplings and have probably gained 10 lbs. today.

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  3. Happy birthday Matt!!!! 80 is quite the milestone! I hope you get to have your free lunch though. Those dumplings look great.

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    1. Thanks JoJo. I agree, it is quite a milestone. We did have our lunch and it was excellent as usual although I ate way too many dumplings. They had so many varieties.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Matt! Hope you are feeling better. Enjoy your free lunch and take a cab if the roads are poor.

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    1. We are both doing pretty well. I passed on your greetings, thanks Yolanda. Roads weren't too bad thank goodness so we went and stuffed ourselves. Well I did.

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  5. Oh I love dumplings! I remember when I was still in the university, a dorm mate told me "If you were a tree, you will have dumplings as fruit!" Happy birthday to your husband! :)

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    1. I think I would be the same Lea. I have just stuffed myself stupid on them and will pay for it on the scales tomorrow. They had a super variety, spinach, beef, chicken, shrimp, pork buns just to name a few. Can't remember what they all were now. They also had chocolate firecracker ice cream, it was delicious and so very chocolatey.

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  6. Many happy returns Matt. Jo will have to pass that on since you don't read the blog.

    I don't think Scotto would read mine either if I didn't ask him to proofread it for errors.

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    1. Thanks, passed it on. He says thanks. Matt used to read mine to proof but we kind of stopped doing that, not sure why. I have written well over 2,000 blogs and I guess he just got fed up with reading them.

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  7. My husband would like that recipe.

    Happy birthday to Matt and hope he has a fun day tomorrow. He sure doesn't look 80.

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    1. Except for the shrimp, so would we.

      I am hoping it won't snow too much and stop us getting there, I guess I will still have to pay the caterer which would be a bit of a disaster.

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  8. Happy birthday to Matt. The dumplings look splendid! :)

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  9. Happy Birthday to Matt.. An awesome and delicious recipe to cook. :) Must see this also warwick associates scam

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  10. Happy belated birthday to your husband. Enjoy all that good food.

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    1. Thanks Vanessa. Trouble is I do enjoy it too much.

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  11. Hi Jo! Happy birthday to your husband Matt. 80 is very special. I love dumplings. I hope you made it. Snowstorms? Ha! We live in different worlds all right. Our heatwave is finally easing a little as it well should. We are heading for Autumn.

    Thanks for the recipe as always Jo. Your blood's worth bottling, as we say here.

    Denise :-)

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    1. Thanks Denise. Yes we did make it. I ate way too many dumplings though. Glad it's cooling a tad. Not warming here yet though. A month or two yet.

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  12. Oh Jo!!! I love this recipe. Definitely sounds delicious. Thank you! (smile)

    I hope you two had a wonderful time today (It's 10 pm here). Sounds like my kind of restaurant. Happy birthday wishes to the hubby!

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    1. I hoped you'd like it. I love ceviche, particularly beef or veal.

      Yes we did but as I keep saying, I ate way too much.

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