Ceviche de Jaiba
I’ve been agonizing over this post for about two weeks now. I’ve had a million ideas about what to write and none of them seemed to work out. Instead of agonizing any further, let’s talk about what led up to the amazing recipe I’m going to share with you… It all started with a hike… a 10 mile hike to a bridge where people were bungee jumping. If you’re in the LA area and have never been to the Bridge to Nowhere, I recommend it.
Given how NOT graceful I am when it comes to balance, I’m really impressed that I could cross streams on rocks and logs. I think the hike is medium difficulty, and overall really fun. It took us about five and a half hours. On the way back, we were all ready to be done, because it was hot and we ran out of water. Clearly a bad combo. Next time, I’m bringing a water filter and a swim suit. There were tons of little pools in the stream for swimming. It would have been great to swim given the heat.
That particular day, my legs were sore. The previous week, I had hurt my arm at crossfit. While I let it heal, I modified all my workouts to involve only lower body movements. Basically I just squatted and ran for a week. Then on Saturday, Allison and I ran. So by Sunday, my legs were toast. This hike did them in. By the end of the hike, all I wanted to do was drink a gallon of water and sit for a bit. Being the dream boat that he is, Jesse made this:
Ceviche de Jaiba
1lbs imitation crab meat, shredded (or Real Crab meat)
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 large onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
juice of 4 limes
salt to taste
Avocado and Chips/Tostadas, for serving
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with sliced avocado on a tostada or with chips and cover in hot sauce. Jesse likes to put ketchup on his too. That was tasty enough but I was a big fan of the hot sauce. You can also add fresh sliced jalapeños or habanero peppers for some extra heat.
This ceviche with a nice cold beer was the BEST post-hike meal. It’s light and citrus-y, and if made by a nice fella… it’s pretty much everything a girl could ask for. I can’t wait to go on another hike and eat this again.
What’s your favorite place to hike? How about post-hike meal?