Saturday, November 20, 2010
JAMIE O DOES T.O
Ok so now to it - Jamie Oliver in Toronto! What a night! Here to promote his new book Jamie's America, to cook two recipes from it and to talk with the people of Toronto - answering a ton of q&a's. The evening was a giant success, held at Toronto's Metro Convention Center - there were 3,000 people there! Congratulations to the Art of Cooking for hosting such a successful event! It was great to hear Jamie talk about his love of cooking and the Food Revolution!
The two recipes Jamie made for us were a steak with two sauces from his time in LA and a Peruvian ceviche from his time in New York. I want to share the ceviche recipe with you - as it is something so fresh and delicious, but something I bet people rarely make!!
Note: Ceviche is a popular South American fish dish, that is made by marinating raw fish in citrus juices such as limes, lemons, orange etc.
- 14 oz sea bass, flounder, sole or snapper, inbonned, skinned and filleted
- 1 red or yellow bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
- 2 scallions, trimmed and finely sliced
- juice of 3 lemons
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1-2 fresh chiles, seeded and finely chopped
- 8 sprigs of fresh mint
- 8 sprigs of fresh cilantro
- large handful mustard cress or alfalfa
- extra virgin olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper
- Cut your fish into 1/2 inch cubes. Put these into a bowl with your chopped bell peppers and scallions. Cover and place into the fridge just until you need them.
- In a separate bowl mix together the lemon juice, salt, and chiles. Then cover and put into the fridge to chill too.
- Finally, wash and dry your herbs and cress.
- You can assemble the ceviche just before your guests are ready to eat. It's important that you don't leave the fish marinating for too long - you don't want the acids in the juices to cook the fish.
- Pour the lemon dressing over the fish mixture and immediately mix up. Leave to sit for about 2-3 minutes.
- Throw most of the herb mixture into the bowl with the fish and do a quick toss together.
- Divide the ceviche between your 4 plates, gently spoon over a little of the dressing and sprinkle with the rest of the herbs.
- Drizzle some good quality extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with some freshly ground black pepper.
photo credit: my food partner-in-crime kate