Spicy Tuna Ceviche

It’s not too often I go offshore fishing with my husband and his buddies (let’s just say it’s not for the feint of heart), but when the opportunity came up for a ‘couples’ offshore trip, I decided to break my no-fishing streak and embrace the opportunity.   It was a day like one you’d see in the tourist brochures designed to lure people to Florida — light breeze, blue sky, 80 degrees and just plain awesome.  We headed out on our friends Jim & Wendy’s Yellowfin (an awesome boat, by the way), and traveled at what seemed lightning speed until we reached 80 miles offshore.  I know what you’re thinking.  “Why do you have to go so far to get fish?”  I guess the easy answer is that there is more opportunity to catch BIG fish and pelagics (sailfish, swordfish, etc.) the further you go.  Personally, I think I would have been fine at 30 miles.  But I digress. . .

My big conquest that day was a beautiful Blackfin Tuna — a coveted fish that makes the whole trip (and all those bloody, sweaty, disappointing, Pringle-filled hours) worthwhile.  I decided to use the beautiful fillets we took home in a batch of ceviche.  I don’t like bland ceviche, so I like to add a bit of jalapeño or hot sauce to give it a kick.  A pretty basic recipe – acid, flavoring, a little olive oil, S&P.   It really couldn’t be any simpler!  Serve with some crunchy corn chips and maybe a nice cold Corona with lime and you’re in business!

Spicy Tuna Ceviche
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Cuisine: Seafood
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • fresh blackfin or yellofin tuna
  • lime juice
  • lemon juice
  • jalapeño
  • red pepper
  • red onion (or scallions)
  • garlic
  • S&P

 

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips copyRecently I insisted that my husband and I go on a kale kick — one whole week of eating some form of kale every day.  It was actually quite fun!  Trying new recipes is always interesting and my hubby is always game.  We looked all over Pinterest and lots of food blogs and decided to try some chips.  Pretty easy, actually.

Kale Chips
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Recipe type: Healthy Snack
 
Ingredients
  • I bunch kale
  • garlic
  • parmesan cheese
Instructions
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Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes6x4 300dpi copyI love pancakes. Not just any pancakes, though.  They have to be task, thin and crispy, and these hit on all cylinders.  My family has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember and I’ve made them so many times that I can pretty much prepare them in the dark (not that I’ve actually done that!).  The recipe came from my grandmother, who shared it with her three daughters (my mom was the middle kid) some time in 1970.  Rumor has it she got it from a co-worker in the Fall River school system, but that’s where the story goes cold.  There are three great things about these pancakes: 1) they provide a good source of fiber via the oatmeal, 2) there’s very little flour and 3) they’re delicious!

Note: the batter tends to be a little thick, so I like to add extra buttermilk to the batter to thin them out a bit and allow them to get crispier on the grill.  Top with some butter and warm maple syrup and you’re in heaven.

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup oats
Instructions
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