Italy has Pisa … Costa Rica has ceviche

Earlier this summer I went to Costa Rica on vacation. It was amazing. I highly recommend it. We zip lined, went deep sea fishing, white water rafting, rode horses through a river.... lots of exciting, adventurous stuff. We played, we relaxed and we ate quite well. A LOT of fish. We practically cleaned out the ocean on this trip - between the amount that we caught and how much we ate.

One of my favorites? The leaning tower of ceviche that I had for lunch (or breakfast) at the pool almost everyday. ceviche

There's a layer of mango chunks; then mahi mahi with cilantro, onion and red pepper; then avocado - with a plantain on top. Isn't it just pretty? Yum. And oh, so fresh.

I really want to try to recreate it. I found this recipe that is similar and uses scallops. I think I could give it a few tweaks to make it more like the tower. Not making any promises on the presentation though.

I'll let you know how it goes....

  • Hi I play tennis with your mom and she gave your blog. I thought that I should let you know that I did a mix of your picture and the posted recipe and it was great! I actually took the marinade from the online recipe but used cilantro instead of chives and then used sashimi quality tuna and cooked shrimp for the meat with the smashed avocado on top. It was very good and had a wonderful clean and fresh flavor! I would recommend a nice white medium body wine to round the citrus of the fruit…overall great dish!! Thanks!!