I got this recipe in my former life as bride #1. We were on our honeymoon in Pismo Beach and decided to stop in Morro Bay for a bite to eat at the Great American Fish Company. Their ceviche was delicious and as I pondered whether my new marriage would last, I decided I would at least try to get a new recipe out of the whole deal in case it didn't. Good thing I got the recipe.
Oh, before we start, I need to let you know I'm a dumper. I don't always have exact measurements (especially in this case where I got the recipe on the sly from the cute dining room manager Brandon.) So if you are totally type A just go with the flow baby.
Ingredients: Raw red snapper (this morning we used Tilapia) cubed. Don't worry about the bones. They dissolve in the lime juice. Green onion chopped, chopped red onion, lime juice, tomatoes (I have to run to the store to get them), cilantro, serrano pepper or jalapeno (we used cayenne), cumen, salt. Okay, so I skipped a few steps. I didn't realize that maybe I should be taking pictures ala Kristabel until 1/2 way through. So, cube up your fish. Chop up your cilantro. If you are using fresh peppers chop and throw them in for good measure too, otherwise sprinkle on your cayenne to your taste. Then I use about 1/4 tsp of cumen and salt to taste.
Now squeeze lime juice all over your mixture. I used 4 fresh limes but found I needed to use some Nellie and Joe's Famous Key lime juice. Make sure your fish is totally covered. The fish will cook from the acids in the lime juice. It's all very scientific and I can't explain it. I just know it works. Trust me this... Mmmmm. Lookin' good baby. Now if only I was 21 again and vacationing in Pismo sans the ex. Okay, cover and marinate for 6 hours in the fridge. I know, I'm sorry. This isn't one of those instant gratification foods. This is more like making love, slow but orgasmic at the end. Go find something to do. Myself? I'm going to lounge about and watch my male housekeeper bend, stretch and give the floor a good what for. See you in 6 hours. We'll finish then.
Oh and Burt? The mopping didn't last long once basketball came on.