Wednesday, September 19, 2012


You know how I feel about my fishmonger. I went to see him yesterday with plans of making ceviche. This time, though, I didn't get my discount at Central Market. Oh well. I asked him what kind of fish would be best for this and he didn't even have to think about it. Snapper. Buy your fish on Tuesday. This is when the fresh catch of the week comes in. I have been wanting to make this for a while. It was soooo much better than any restaurant ceviche because it was so fresh. Restaurant ceviche also tends to be oily. I also hate ordering ceviche at restaurants because it is always served with tortilla chips. And then you have to look like the A-hole for asking for a side salad instead. They just don't get it!

Gulf Coast Paleo Ceviche
serves 4
1/2 pound skinless Red Snapper filet, cubed
1/2 pound peeled & deveined shrimp, cubed
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 green onion, chopped
Juice of 1 large lime (about 3 Tablespoons)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped

In a medium bowl, gently combine the snapper, shrimp, tomato, red onion, green onion and jalapeno. Add the lime juice, cilantro, salt and cayenne pepper and stir well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours. Stir the mixture every hour while it is marinating. After the fish has "cooked" in the lime juice for 3 hours, stir in the cucumber and serve in a martini glass. 


  1. This looks fantastic. I am not very skilled with fish, but I will have to try it

  2. That's the best part about this dish! You don't have to worry about "fish skills" because it cooks in the acidity of the lime juice. It's a no-brainer. Just mix it up and let the lime do its magic. I highly recommend you try this. It was really really good.

  3. Just found your blog and can't wait to try out many of these paleo friendly recipes. I switched to paleo a couple of months ago, although not completely - I stick to paleo about 85% of the time. Hopefully that'll be 100% soon! I have an almost 2 year old, so I can definitely relate to the many meals being made :) I live in Austin as well!

    1. Thanks so much for the comment! What does 85% mean out of curiosity? Where do you cheat? I cheat with cheese and pay for it! My husband cheats with tortilla chips!

    2. My cheats generally involve chips and dip. I do have a weakness for McDonald's fries (gross, I know!) that I'll allow myself to indulge in once every couple of months. 85% to me means I stick with Paleo strictly during the week, and attempt to on the weekends, but I don't let it stress me out. If I want something non-Paleo on the weekend, I have it and just focus on portion control instead. :)

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  5. This looks outstanding! I cannot wait to try it! thank you! :)


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