Food Photography – Summer time Ceviche

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Food Photography – Summer time Ceviche

I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it has already been close to a 100 degrees here in Vegas. Soon enough it will be a not so lovely 110 degrees and higher… which I am totally not looking forward to. At least I don’t have leather seats for my legs to stick to (do they even sell those car options here?)

The quick approaching summer reminds me of yummy dishes I have had on the beach in far away lands that I wish I could escape to, again. I saw some great looking fish on sale in the market and since I am not the GREATEST cook, I thought ceviche would be one thing I could make and look nicely in some photos. I recently came across a pro-chef magazine, and this shoot was inspired by a beautifully plated beef tartar dish I saw. Not exactly the same, but it definitely gave me an idea to run with (and to snack on!)

Food Photography - Ceviche

Here’s a quick recipe too.. add or subtract what you like for your tastes, what’s available, or how many people:

2 filets of white fish, chopped in small chunks (I used halibut and tilapia)
1/2 c. of mixed seafood (this mix had octopus, squid, shrimp, and mussels!)
1/2 c. of lime juice (I sometimes add lemon as well)
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
1/2 avocado, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 serrano peppers, diced
salt to taste

Combine everything in a bowl, mix the lime juice in very well and refrigerate covered for 4 hours, minimum, to cook the fish/seafood. Grab some chips, a beach, and enjoy!

Food Photography - Ceviche
Food Photography - Ceviche

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