Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Stamp of the Day: Ceviche

More raw food, like the oysters below...
Ceviche is this wonderful South American dish where you take raw fish and shell fish and marinate it in citrus juices and fruits or vegetables, and then eat it - no cooking. The fish has to be fresh of course, and it is wonderful. I had some fantastic shrimp ceviche at the Mexican restaurant La Frontera in Chicago this summer, and we have also made our own here at home once or twice. Some people don't like raw fish, but when you marinate it in the acid juices, it kind of cooks and changes flavor and texture. Just like Swedish gravlax.

This is probably the only stamp in the world with ceviche, and it is from Peru, where this is the national dish of the country.

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