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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day at The Docks 2012....Slinging Fish Tacos and Teaching Quick Baja Style Shrimp Ceviche

Every year my amazing friend Tommy Gomes
(the most amazing fishmonger at Catalina Offshore Products)

Sets up a booth at Day at The Docks

Selling fish tacos
To raise money for the Monarch School (a school that educates childeren impacted by homelessness). This year we raised $5,000.00!

When I am not slinging thousands of fish tacos, I teaching. This years cooking demonstration, on one of the many amazing sport fishing boat was Baja Style Quick Shrimp Cevice.

Here is the recipe I made this year.

Quick Baja Style Shrimp Ceviche
Serves 4 to 6

For Cooking Shrimp
1 ½ lb         Shrimp, shell on
4                 Green Onions
1/4 cup        Lime juice
1                 Jalapeno, cut in half

For Ceviche
1                 Jalapenos, seeded & diced
1 cup          Green onion, sliced into thin slices
1/4 cup       Cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tbsp          Extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup       Tomato ketchup
¼ cup         Tomato juice
½ cup          Lime juice
Salt & fresh ground black pepper
1 1/3 cup    Cherry tomatoes (multi colored), halved or quartered
1/2 cup       English Cucumber, finely diced

1                 Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced

Tortilla chips

Combine green onions, lime juice, jalapeno, and 2 quarts water in a large stock pot; bring to a boil.
Add shrimp, stir, cover, cook until half cooked, about 2 minutes (or until pink and firm on the outside and shiny on the inside).
Drain in a colander.
Remove from colander and spread into a single layer onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate till cooled completely.
Peel and devein shrimp. Cut shrimp into bite sized pieces, small enough to fit onto a chip.
In a large bowl, stir together jalapenos, green onions, olive oil, ketchup, tomato juice and lime juice. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. 
Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up till over night
Before serving stir in cilantro, tomatoes and cucumbers.
Serve with a garnish of avocado and with good quality corn tortilla chips or tostadas.

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