Ceviche Salad

I don’t know what it is about this ceviche salad but it is absolute heaven. My sushi love tank is now full.

I haven’t eaten one like this anywhere else. Sekisui, I love you.

The ceviche salad is described as “sashimi and mixed greens with a spicy lime vinaigrette” and that description seriously underplays how darn good it is! There’s usually a mix of octupus, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna and surimi. This time I substituted octopus for spicy tuna. The octupus actually has an awesome smokey flavor and is interestingly and deliciously chewy. You have to have an open mind.

When I started eating sushi, about 11 or 12 years ago, I started with sushi rolls and usually the fish was cooked somehow. Fried or no fish at all. Crunchy roll…holla! But as I matured, so did my palette. Still to this day, I have not sat down and ordered a slab o’ tuna but I definitely enjoy the sushi rolls or the aforementioned bomb diggity ceviche salad.

A typical sushi meal for me consists of a Kirin Ichiban or Saporro beer (or warm Saki, depending on the mood), an order of edamame, a ceviche salad and a spicy tuna roll. Sometimes I get a vegetable roll because I find it helps cleanse the palette before eating your next big bite.

I don’t usually eat the ginger or the wasabi mainly because of an ex-boyfriend. See, back in the day when I first started eating sushi, we would frequently go out to a restaurant. Well, one day, he decided to test my faith in him and said, “Here. Taste this!”, and I trustfully took a modest 1/4 teaspoon size dollop of wasabi in my mouth. I must’ve looked like a baby tasting lemon for the first time. Yea…ever since then I won’t touch the stuff. I may, however, give careful consideration to consuming it again if I ever have severe nasal congestion.

Tuna is one of the most popular fish (fishes?) to use when making sushi and that’s fine with me! Tuna is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which are good for reducing inflammation around the heart, thus improving circulation and heart health. Moderation is the key, though.

Leftovers and goat cheese for dinner.

D

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