Bing Crosby’s Ceviche (Daring Cooks Challenge)
by Jenny | 15 Mar, 2011 | Bing Crosby |
When I saw that this month’s Daring Cooks Challenge was Ceviche I was a bit daunted but I had a go anyhow. As Mae West said, “I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.” Luckily Bing provided a recipe and I rustled it up last night.
Hmm. All very strange. I bought River Cobbler because I liked the name and it was cheap. I chopped it into small chunks and marinaded it in lime juice for an hour and a half. Then I made Bing’s seafood sauce to mix it all up with. A weird concoction of olives, tomatoes, salsa piquante and MEXICAN ketchup. Now then, this is one of those ingredients that causes me to hunt high and low. I was amused to see that Mexican ketchup has its own Facebook page, but I couldn’t find any on the supermarket shelves of London. So I made do with a ketchup that had a bit of chili in – much milder than what I’d get in AUSTIN I am sure.
I ate two tiny chunks of the Cevice and could eat no more. I tried it mum, honest. But like some people and brussels sprouts, I am not a fan of raw or almost raw fish so I’m afraid that almost all of my Cobbler went to waste. I feel bad. But the seafood sauce survived. I tried the fish before I mixed it all up so I will have some of that later with Tortilla chips when Yadrian comes round for dinner.
I won’t be taking Mae’s advice on the Ceviche front I’m afraid, but I did take it concerning Mr Hi-Fi…
Blog-checking lines: Kathlyn of Bake Like a Ninja was our Daring Cooks’ March 2011 hostess. Kathlyn challenges us to make two classic Peruvian dishes: Ceviche de Pescado from “Peruvian Cooking – Basic Recipes” by Annik Franco Barreau. And Papas Rellenas adapted from a home recipe by Kathlyn’s Spanish teacher, Mayra.
I would just cook the fish in its yummy sauce–waste not want not–and I’m sure it would only take a minute. Not cerviche, for sure, but I bet it would taste good. I happen to like raw fish but I wonder if you need specific kinds–most sushi and cerviche tends to centre on the meatier varieties like tuna and salmon.
Keep us posted about what’s happening with Mr. Hifi. As long as you have fun and aren’t hurt by him, you should follow Mae’s words.
I just got back from New Orleans (food there is definitely overrated–too much fried food, too much pork and other meats, and too much shellfish that I’m allergic to). I saw Pamela Church Gibson who remembered you with fondness.
Aw how fab, I love Pamela! I guess I should try again with some tuna or salmon, but Bing specified white fish… Fingers crossed regarding Mr Hifi – I am finding him very entertaining so far!
You are daring to even to taste a little of it great that you made it lovely work I always love your blog so interesting to see how you connect a movie star with the challenge. Great work.
Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.
Thank you so much Audax! I bow to the genius that is your diagram of the “Eight Taste Sensation Papas” diagram and your yummy, yummy photos. I’m learning, learning, learning!