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spanish Mackerel ceviche

Spanish Mackerel Ceviche

Appetizer Time: Try Spanish Mackerel Ceviche!

This Spanish Mackerel Ceviche Recipe is courtesy of Chef Scott Surratt of Ceviche’s 

The recipe was seen on the episode “Spanish Mackerel“, Season 7

About Ceviche

Ceviche is a South American dish of marinated raw fish or seafood. It is typically garnished and served as an appetizer. It is a recipe for raw fish and seafood marinated in citrus juice, mainly lime and lemon. The fish is effectively “cooked” even though there’s no heat involved.
According to whatscookingamerica.net, ceviche’s birthplace is disputed between Peru and Ecuador, and as both countries have an amazing variety of fish and shellfish.  In addition, It could have come from the ancient Inca civilizations of Peru and Ecuador.  Every Latin American country has given seviche/ceviche its own touch of individuality by adding its own particular garnishes.
Let’s look at how ceviche is served in several countries. In Peru, it is served with slices of cold sweet potatoes or corn-on-the-cob. In Ecuador, ceviche is served with popcorn, nuts, or corn nuts.  It is also served in a large crystal bowl with the guests helping themselves, either by spearing it with toothpicks or filling the pastry shells. In Mexico, seviche shares a plate with slices of raw onions and served on toasted tortillas.

Now, how About Mackerel?

The Atlantic Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) –  a migratory species of mackerels that swims to the Northern Gulf of Mexico.  In spring they return to south Florida in the Eastern Gulf, and to Mexico in the Western Gulf in the fall.
Spanish Mackerels possess darker meat. Many consider mackerel one of the tastiest of the Mackerel family. Spanish Mackerels offer a rich source for Omega-3 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fatty acids with huge health benefits). Easily filleted and excellent eating baked, broiled, steamed, smoked, poached, or fried.

When Ready to Buy, Buy Here

Buying your Spanish Mackerel at Motts Channel Seafood means its the freshest fish available anywhere.  Swordfish makes a great fresh fish substitution for this recipe.
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spanish Mackerel ceviche
Spanish Mackerel Ceviche
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  1. Place mackerel, lime juice, jalapeño, tomato, cilantro, oregano, scallions, and onion in a non-reactive bowl, allow to marinate (cook) overnight under refrigeration. Once the fish is opaque and not translucent, the fish is done. Add avocado and mix well. Season to taste with Wrightsville Beach Sea Salt, and enjoy.
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Mango Butter Grouper Fish

Grilled Grouper with Mango Butter

Try Grilled Grouper with Mango Butter

This Grilled Grouper with Mango Butter is a super-easy, slightly spicy dish that we think you’ll love.

As the name implies, mango butter comes from the seeds of the mango tree. … When cold-pressed from the seeds into a natural butter, mango makes a butter that is considered very similar to cocoa butter and shea butter because it tends to be moisturizing without being greasy.

Fresh Grouper from Motts Channel Seafood offers a firm texture, white meat with a large flake and a mild flavor. It is indeed an extra lean fish.  It lends itself well to any form of cooking. Because it is a lean fish, some basting is necessary while broiling or baking to keep the flesh moist. Fish cooks quickly. Do not overcook.

Fish is done when the flesh becomes opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Substitutes fish for this recipe include  Snapper and Mahi-Mahi.

Serves four. Recipe and Photo Credit: Laura 17 as published by allrecipes.com.

Mango Butter Grouper Fish
Grilled Grouper with Mango Butter
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4 people
Servings
4 people
Mango Butter Grouper Fish
Grilled Grouper with Mango Butter
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Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
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Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the shallot; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mango, honey 1/4 cup olive oil, white wine, red pepper flakes, and salt. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid has reduced slightly, about 10 minutes.
  2. Brush both sides of the grouper fillets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and season with salt and white pepper.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange grouper fillets on the skillet and cook until the fish is opaque and separates easily under a fork, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve the fish with the mango sauce on top.
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