We’re 75 days and counting until the wedding. And if there is any hope of me rocking the dress like it is meant to be rocked I am trying to rein in the sweets (good luck) and carbs (HA! yeah, right.) so that I can tone it up and rock it down when August 18th rolls around. This recipe fit the bill… or the wedding dress I should say.
Wow, a whole lot just went on in the above… And that’s only with 2 cups of coffee.
Friday I hit the ground running, preparing to tackle lingering wedding details, print up the rest of the wedding invitations, come up two short, have to go back and print more, make labels, come up short by 5 labels, make more and then proceed to bang my head into my dining room table if I had to keep running to and from my room to make one. more. infernal. label. Gah!
But finally – they were done. Somehwere in the middle of running to and fro fiasco a knock came to my door, Huck leapt up, put on his big mean dog bark (it’s a total front) and as I opened the door I found a package of full of tasty beauty.
The delivery guy was long gone – as I assume it was the one guy on our route that is terrified of dogs. He dinged and ditched as soon as Huck made a sound. Sorry guy – I swear he’s really the nicest dog ever…just uber protective of his mama.
As I made my way inside, unceremoniously taking a knife to the packaging, three pounds of Copper River Salmon shone from the styrofoam cold case like a ruby. Fish jewels. And with it being in the water Thursday and in my procession on Friday it was mandatory to consume it immediately with minimal fuss.
It was about to get real up in thuurrr. And by thurrr I mean, my kitchen. And my tummy. It was hungry and stressed from wedding things.
Into a large bowl went about 1/2 pound of cubed CRS salmon, 1/2 cubed avocado, 1 small mango, a shallot, an english cucumber, 1 jalapeno, and the juice of a lime and 2 tablespoons of Star Extra Light Olive Oil to help bind it all together and coat it like a snuggly jacket of yum.
Dashed with sesame seeds and left to chill for 20 minutes and it was ready to go in my belly – to calm my nerves and feed my soul.
We Seattlites like our fishes. Particularly of the salmon variety. It’s kinda a thing with us. If it’s from the sea it’s for me. And by me, I mean this. This is all mine!!
Later this week I’ll be attending the BlogHer Food conference here in Seattle – and I am beyond thrilled to be attending thanks to STAR. Hopefully all of my fellow foodie fanatics (on cup numero 3 of the coffee, the alliterations are getting ka-razy) will fall head over heels with the city I call home. If you’re heading this way for the conference, drop me a line! I’d love to meet you all! And at the risk of sounding like your mother – don’t forget your jacket! It is Seattle afterall, we do know rain…Print
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 8
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: South American
Ready in 30 minutes this fresh salmon delight packs is a swimsuit friendly snack or appetizer.
- 1/2 pound Fresh Wild Caught Salmon, cubed
- 1/2 Bell Pepper, finely diced
- 1/2 Large Avocado, finely diced
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
- 1 English Cucumber, finely diced
- 1 Mango, peeled and cubed
- 1 Shallot, finely minced
- 1/4 cup Cilantro, finely minced
- 1 Lime, juiced
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 2 Tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients that have been finely diced and minced, except sesame seeds.
- Pour lime juice over the top and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Very gently fold together with a spatula. Pour sesame seeds over the top.
- Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Serve with pita crackers, or serve in small bowls as a stand alone appetizer.
Recipe adapted and inspired by Heather Cristo Salmon Ceviche
Two words for you: green tea! Drink green tea hot and cold all day long and you’ll boost your metabolism temporarily 😉
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I’m all over the tea. It couldn’t hurt! Thanks for the tip, doll 🙂
I’ll be there!
Salmon Ceviche sounds delicious!
Can’t wait to see you!! This is going to be great!
Yaaay congrats on the upcoming wedding!! Your ceviche looks so fresh and refreshing! I love ceviche but have never made it homemade. We eat salmon practically weekly so next time we make it, I’ll follow your ceviche recipe. YUM!
Thanks Julia! It’s coming up so quick I can’t even comprehend! I hope you like the ceviche recipe, it’s inspired by a local blogger and food genius i just added a few extra things to her original recipe. She just blew me away with this one. It’s addicting.
that looks SO good and refreshing. I would love something like this on a hot summer day to cool me off. I seriously loveee salmon raw, especially ones as fresh as that!
I love salmon! I think we need to do some sushi when we can find a conference to get together at! Let’s salmon it up!
I love, love, love ceviche. It’s the best thing ever to love something that is also good for you. Better than christmas. I make it with watermelon, and a little sriracha, but you’ve inspired me to add mango next time. And that salmon is gorgeous.
Watermelon? That’s brilliance!! I wanted to try pineapple, but thought it might be a bit over powering..Hmm. Watermelon is totally on my list.
I love ceviche! For some reason, I lack the courage to make this at home. Clearly I am missing out. Oh, and I have no doubt in my mind that you will look two-snaps around the world come wedding day!
Make it Lauren, you can do it. Buy the freshest you can and go from there. It’s incredible! Have the courage of your convictions and you can’t go wrong 🙂
Yeeee-um! Although I kinda want some crusty bread with it… 😉
We had crusty rosemary bread and it was heaven with carbs!
Yum! Ceviche has been on my bucket list for so long but for some reason or another, I just haven’t had a chance to make it yet! I’ll have to tackle this soon! Thanks for inspiration 🙂
This is such a great recipe Megan. I love salmon, it’s just so tasty and full of good stuff for the bod. You will rock your dress my friend, I have every faith you will look stunning. Have fun at blogher. I was hoping to go but had to put it off due to another trip I need to take in August. So jealous and look forward to hearing about your experience there.
I found this post though Pinterest. The photo was so beautiful that I just had to come here to read the recipe! Love it! And love your site :-).
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I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board 🙂
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