In trying to figure out how to turn this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe into dinner, my mind wandered back to our recent post-Christmas trip to Miami. I love ceviche and my husband is a rather more recent convert. But I knew that if I served this week’s Winter Ceviche by itself, I would find him prowling around the kitchen shortly afterwards, looking for food.
In Miami we had some of the most amazing Latin American food, including several rounds served as little tasting portions alongside delicious empanadas. So good!
Sadly, it is not so easy to find empanadas on this side of the pond and I’m generally too lazy to make them. But it seems like every culture has a version of dough-wrapped savory treats, and so I went with the Indian version, samosas.
In fact, the Indian flavors paired well with this non-traditional ceviche, which favors classic european flavors instead of the traditional latin american ones. My husband really enjoyed this dish, which seems rather obvious since his is the European palate which it is meant to cater to. I enjoyed it, but just couldn’t seem to get beyond the nagging feeling that it would be better with a little heat, and maybe a little cilantro instead of the tarragon. Which, I guess, is also a little obvious:-)