You can feel good about eating this all-natural blueberry chia jam that is free from refined sugar and preservatives. Turns out you don’t need culinary skills to make magic happen, or even yeast.
This Sweet Potato Salad with avocado, tomato, onion, lime and cilantro is SO easy to make and is guaranteed to be a huge hit in any group! A fresh and bright side dish for both Mexican and Asian cuisine.
This easy ratatouille recipe is a classic summer French stew filled with vibrant, colorful and nutritious vegetables: tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant. It is a low-carb, gluten-free and vegan dish that can be made in one pan and served atop greens or grains, as a side to a main entrée, or all on its own.
First, thinly slice the fillets and then cut them into 3/4-inch bite-sized squares. Set that bowl inside a larger one, filled with ice.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, onion, cilantro, cumin, and salt and pepper. Then, in a larger chilled bowl, toss the vinaigrette with the avocado and jicama.
If you can get CANCA (Latin American corn nuts) and toast, they make a fantastic and authentic addition to this dish. Or, I season the dish with tiny dots of soy sauce and sesame oil.
I was at a local Dallas spot Aw Shucks Oyster Bar in Greenville Avenue. I would become a regular at Aw Shucks but mainly staying in my lane with the gumbo, gulf oysters and a can of Tecate served.
Back in my college days I was listening to a lot of my fellow St. Mark’s alum Steve Miller or any number of hip hop acts that have sampled his music including EMD, the Get Boys, Na's, and Ice Cube. My buddy Luke introduced me to The Steve Miller Band back in middle school.
But then they recognized many of their favorite hip hop songs were based on cats like Steve Miller and I got a pass. Peruvian ceviche is actually more filling and can be eaten as a main dish vs. the more appetizer like of most other regions.
Most ceviche recipes are enjoyed with tortilla chips as an appetizer. The presence of the sweet potatoes and corn combined with a meaty fish like grouper provides more substance and makes the version of ceviche as a main dish.
Ice helps keep fish fresh and protects the texture and flavor. If you prefer softer, mushy texture then let the fish sit longer.
Ask your fishmonger for the freshest firm white ocean fish available Our trip to Peru made such an impact, I’m an advocate for Peruvian night.
Cloudy or milky eyes = been sitting out a while If the skin is still on, it should be shiny, metallic-like Look at the gills and fins to make sure they’re still bright Poke the fish with your finger. If time is an issue for you, feel free to prep all the other ingredients, i.e. chop the onions, peppers, and any other vegetables you’re using.
If you make this ceviche recipe, come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. Dolphin is what we call Mahi in Miami are known for their bright green and yellow color, to be top game fish to catch and to be great to eat.
It is one of the fastest growing fish in the ocean, reaching 15-20 lbs by the time they are a year old. This makes them ferocious eaters that will devour anything that swims in front of them.
They are also one of the fastest fish in the ocean making bursts that have reached speeds up to 50 mph! This means that these fish fight hard and often jump completely out of the water flipping and spinning through the air.
The summer months in Miami are when huge schools of Dolphin migrate about 15 miles offshore. These schools can often be enticed to the boat resulting in catches well into double digits with an average size of 3-5 lbs.
During this time of year the Dolphin are often much closer to shore (less than 10 miles) and are much larger with the average fish around 10 lbs but fish up to 40lbs are caught on a regular basis. Dolphin can be caught a variety of ways with the most popular being trolling and then live baiting on light spinning rods.
Whether you catch dozens of schools or that big fatty, Dolphin is an amazing game fish! Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean reaching speeds of over 70mph & are known for their aerial maneuvers.
These extremely intelligent fish can be found 1-3 miles offshore usually on the blue-green color change. In Miami, we target Sailfish using a technique called Kite Fishing.
Kite Fishing is also a great way to catch Yahoo, Black fin Tuna, Dolphin and King fish. Sailfish are not good eating, therefore catch and release is the standard practice in Miami.
Black fin Tuna swim in schools usually numbering into the thousands and can be found from 2-15 miles offshore. They are the 2nd fastest fish, reaching speeds up to 65 mph and have a mouth full of razor sharp teeth.
Yahoo can weigh over 100lbs but the average fish caught in Miami being around 20 lbs. Techniques used to catch Yahoo vary in Miami and the Bahamas.
The Mutton Snapper is one of the best eating fish in the ocean; it can be cooked, eaten raw as sashimi or made into ceviche. These fish can be caught using live or dead bait, either drifting or anchored.
The techniques used to catch these are long leader style bottom rigs. Captain Bryan is known for being an excellent Mutton fisherman and this is one of his favorite fish to target.
King fish are a Mackerel that range between 5-50 lbs with the average fish in Miami around 10lbs. These fish are known for their razor sharp teeth and explosive runs when hooked.
King fish like shallow waters from 40'-150' and can be found around structure or reef. These bright yellow fish are commonly known as “Yellowtails” with the big ones being called “Flags”.
The technique is easy to learn and is great for all ages, especially children. Yellowtails are known for being aggressive eaters and can be chummed up into a feeding frenzy resulting in non-stop action.
They fight as aggressively as they eat and are ranked as one of the most fun fish to catch. Since they are a Snapper, they are wonderful eating making them the staple of the Florida commercial fish market.
Yellowtail Charters are by advance request only as proper preparation in chum, bait and tackle are required. This fish can be caught using many techniques with live and dead bait but Captain Bryan's favorite way to catch Donkeys is vertical jigging.
The primary targeted species being Black fin Tuna, Greater Amber jack, Yahoo and King fish. Vertical jigging is a technique using a small, specialized rod and reel to jerk a shiny, lead lure from the bottom to the surface.
Don't let the small appearance fool you, these set-ups are rated for 100-200 lb. The fish are fought standing up with only the assistance of a lightweight fighting belt.
Backgrounder is Captain Bryan’s favorite fish to eat, the meat is white and flaky cooked, while tender and clear as sashimi. Hard fighting, good eating and fairly easy to target during the right times of year.
Dogfish is better than Snapper and also extremely rare, growing more so by the year. Feeding only on crustaceans and not very aggressive, Dogfish are almost impossible to catch on rod and reel.
New research changed the regulations a couple of years ago. Hopefully with the new studies and regulations Dogfish will thrive again like they once did not too long ago.
Shook is common throughout South Florida in the canals and also in the Ocean near shore. Captain Bryan offers nighttime Shook and Tarpon trips fishing dock lights in canals behind beautiful, multi-million dollar houses.
The Bull Shark is known for having the highest testosterone of any animal on Earth. Aggressive and fearless, Bulls have been known to make their way into brackish or even fresh water where it meets the Ocean.
Easy to identify by their black eyes, pointy nose and most notably, the huge, razor sharp teeth that literally falling out of their mouths. Prized for their size and striking appearance, they also have table appeal that other sharks don’t.