Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mushroom Ceviche

Ceviche Caribeño is one of my favorite non-vegetarian raw dishes. Main ingredients are the raw fish, and lime juice but there are many local varieties and many creative cooks love to play a bit with ingredients.

If you do not want to eat raw fish I created an alternative recipe. My ceviche is made with raw mushrooms. I find that the porcini and shitake mushrooms taste best, but you can choose the oyster or the white button mushrooms if you prefer.


For this recipe I picked up organically grown shitake mushrooms. They are not only very tasty but also super healthy and really good for you. They provide support to the immune system and help improve cardiovascular function. Like many other mushrooms, shitake contain components that help block growth and proliferation of the cancer cells in the body. They are rich in B vitamins, vitamin D, copper, zinc and manganese.

All the other ingredients in this recipe have incredible health benefits as well. Use them as often as you can and remember that food is your medicine. Your health is only one meal away!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups sliced shitake mushrooms (stems removed)
  • freshly squeezed juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tbsp virgin olive oil (use more if you prefer)
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic salt
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 hot chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped (I took purple shallot)
  • freshly grind black pepper to taste


Method:
  • Place mushrooms in a bowl, add lime juice. Gently mix together without crushing the mushrooms. 
  • Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator. Allow mushrooms to marinade for at least 2-3 hours. I left mine in the fridge for the entire day.
  • When mushrooms changed their texture and became as soft as if they were stewed, add salt, chopped chili peppers, onions, and cilantro. Mix well. Add olive oil and mix again.
  • Add freshly grind black pepper and enjoy in good company!

Tip: For an even more intense flavor leave the ready made ceviche in the fridge for another hour or so.

    In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

    Dominique Allmon©2014



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