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Greek Ceviche June 14, 2014

Jamie says: Ah, summer is here. I know it “technically” starts on June 21st, but I’m feeling it already. I’m especially loving the season this year. First off, I greatly appreciate the absence of traffic on my way to the gym/work. Then there’s pool time with books and magazines. Oh, and you can’t forget about summer food. K and I did up the watermelon, berries, and corn last week. Tonight, it was a chilled Greek Ceviche night. My inspiration? A glass cup of ceviche I thoroughly enjoyed from the San Miguel Market in Madrid, Spain. Oh, and cold food is perfect for summer.

Refreshing and full of flavor- perfect for summer

Refreshing and full of flavor- perfect for summer

Oh, and check out the pitcher in the picture above (haha, say that five times fast). It’s from my trip to Spain.

Greek Ceviche

Greek Ceviche

Dinner was so amazing. I couldn’t think of anything I would have wanted more. It was that good. I love summer even more with this recipe.

Mediterranean freshness!

Mediterranean freshness!

Greek Ceviche

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb (4 legs) snow crab clusters (Publix Seafood)
  • 1/4 lb (4 large) cooked shrimp (Publix Seafood)
  • 2 green onions
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (organic)
  • 1/2 Haas avocado
  • 2 Tbsp reduced fat feta cheese (Publix)
  • 8 kalamata olives
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • dried oregano
  • dash salt
  • dash freshly ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Crack crab legs and put crab meat in a bowl. Remove tails from shrimp and add to bowl.
  2. Use kitchen shears to cut the white and light green parts of the green onions. Use a serrated knife to quarter cherry tomatoes. Chop flesh of the avocado half into bite-sized pieces. Add all veggies to seafood.
  3. Add feta cheese, kalamata olives, and extra virgin olive oil. Use kitchen shears to chop basil and parsley over seafood. Add oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat and evenly distribute ingredients. Serve cold. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: The Mediterranean diet (or dietary pattern) has many health benefits, including reducing the risk for heart disease. This recipe incorporates many ingredients that are reflective of a Mediterranean diet, such as: olive oil, avocado, and olives with their unsaturated fats; seafood; herbs and spices; and vegetables.
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Fancy grilled cheese with peppers and red sauce June 7, 2014

Kathryn says: J came to visit me for a sister weekend. Of course, we ended up in the kitchen together, dreaming up a tasty, healthy dinner.

We came up with gourmet grilled cheese.

I cut the ball of mozzarella on the cutting board Granny gave me with a built in cutting wire – so easy and effective.

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We heated up some frozen onions and red and yellow peppers on the stovetop with some olive oil, fresh spinach and crushed garlic.

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Then, we pressed them in the George Foreman grill of our college days together.

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We served it with a generous bowl of red sauce for dipping, like a calzone or Stromboli.

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While I chose a French baguette for mine, J went with sliced kalamata bread.

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Both were delicious, but we liked my thicker bread for holding the heaping sandwich together and absorbing more sauce.

We enjoyed our sister time together and agreed that it felt like a sweet, leisurely summer night.