For a cool and healthy dinner option that doesn’t require using the stove or firing up the grill… consider chopping up some Yuzu Citrus Ceviche. The special ingredient is yuzu juice which I discovered dining at our favorite sushi stop, Tokyo Cafe. The chef sprinkled this flavorful elixir of orange, lemon and tangerine which added just the right zest to fresh sashimi or ceviche. Marinate your seafood options in the yuzu juice for up to an hour in the refrigerator. I like to use shrimp, tilapia and small scallops. Cut up small pieces of pineapple, mango, red pepper and cucumber. Add the marinated protein to the veggies, add avocado, chopped cilantro and a dash of sea salt. If you want it spicy, add a chili pepper (make it Hatch this time of year). Spoon onto cool cups of lettuce and add a icy glass of green tea beside your plate and you are well on your way to a tropical inspired taste sensation in the cool of your own home.
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty – Japanese proverb.
Yuzu is a product of Japan and is packed with vitamin C. I found it at Central Market.