Welcome message


Welcome to my blog. My name is idevour. I am a professional graphic designer of some considerable period of time (relative to my years on the planet), amateur photographer and cooker of tasty things.

This blog is very much about the amateur bits of my life as I spend more than enough time doing the professional bits.

After much encouragement from some well acquainted folk and some not so well acquainted folk I thought it was time I got my butt into gear and start documenting my culinary journey properly.

This blog will be about all things food. I intend to photograph things cooked by myself and others as well as fresh and perhaps even some not so fresh ingredients along the way. Any other intentions I may have for this space will be born of the process itself.

I might even get better at this at some point.

Now to kick it off, here’s one I prepared earlier. Ceviche. The national dish of Peru and one of my favourite things to eat. Being a lover of seafood, a lover of healthy food, a lover of hot food… you get the picture… this is perfect.

Ceviche

The ingredients are bass fillet (we used ling)
Lime juice (from 4 limes – must be an acidic variety)
Orange juice (one orange)
1-2 chopped chillies
1 clove of crushed garlic
Half a Spanish onion cut into rings
Chopped tomato
1 tbs coriander
half a sweet potato – sliced
Corn on the cob (we left this out)

Slice the fish into 1cm thick strips then submerge in lime/orange juice with onion and chili stirred in. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until fish is opaque. Add in tomato and coriander. Serve with roasted sweet potato and corn.

The trick with this dish is that it isn’t cooked by heat. It is cooked by the citric acid so it’s important to have very acidic limes.

I do hope you’ll join me at the cyber table from time to time. πŸ™‚

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Buen apetito! xx

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~ by idevour on September 9, 2009.

7 Responses to “Welcome message”

  1. Feed me

  2. I’m moving to Peru!

  3. Looks yummy. I’m hungry.

  4. This looks lovely.Very well done!!!

  5. That looks sooo good…nice work on all fronts!

  6. Interesting … the orange juice surprised me. To be honest if I was making this I’d leave it out. I’d be worried about it making the dish too sweet. Oh, and I can’t imagine eating it now while it’s still cold here – but that’s just me being fussy.

    Great first post and I look forward to many more.

  7. Thanks everyone. πŸ™‚

    Peter. The orange juice didn’t affect the sourness of the dish. I had VERY acidic limes though. The ones my folks grow make your face turn inside out and back again. I could barely drink a honey and lime tea without major facial contortions from half a lime and that usually doesn’t happen.

    You are right in that I can see myself leaving it out other times. Next time I would like to try one with coconut milk.

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