Recipe: Simply Summer Ceviche

Nothing screams summer (food wise) more to me than a fresh ceviche.  If you don’t know what ceviche is, it’s a light refreshing dish of fish (or seafood) marinated in citrus juice and is perfect for summer months.  It’s light and bright tasting.  An added bonus is that it requires absolutely no heat to cook, so no worrying about ovens or stove tops.  All you need is your fridge!Simple Summer Ceviche

On another bonus, it’s actually really easy to prepare.  However, if you’re making this at home, there are definitely a few things to keep in mind.  Be sure to always use the freshest fish possible. Also, it’s all about the ‘marinating process’ – which is a bit like pickling when you think about it.

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Travel Eats: Bourbon House in New Orleans

After consuming copious amounts of fried crayfish, chargrilled oysters, fried chicken and gumbo, it was a relief to walk into Bourbon House in New Orleans.  Located on the corner of Bourbon and Iberville St. and (or a block off of Canal Street), Bourbon House is a seafood / oyster bar.  Bourbon House flaunts a delicious seasonal menu.  What does that mean for potential diners?  If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu.

It is a fairly large restaurants with floor to ceiling windows that overlook both Bourbon Street and Iberville Street.  Dishes are authentically ‘New Orleans’ featuring classic creole-esque flavours.  Being called Bourbon House also means that it flaunts an impressive Bourbon menu with over 100 American Whiskeys on the list as well as a classic “Bourbon Milk Punch” – which let me tell you is worth ordering (multiple if you have room). Continue reading

Eats: The Fish Shack

Have I ever told you that I have a thing for oysters?  Raw oysters are even better.  I could eat two dozen raw oysters by myself and still feel amazing – and be the happy as a clam.  (I really should not make seafood jokes…).  The only thing I dislike about oysters would be the price.  Regular price oysters cost around $3 a pop – and with my oyster eating habits, that is nothing to scoff at.

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Enter The Fish Shack on Granville.  Fish Shack is one of many restaurants that are a part of the Glowbal Group. (For you non-Vancouverites, this is a umbrella company that owns several restaurants.  Not to be mistaken for a chain of restaurants or franchise.)  Fish Shack has this amazing deal called a ‘buck-a-shuck’, which happens every day from open until 6pm.  However, we Vancouverites need to remember that there is also Happy Hour from 3 – 6pm, which means discounted appys and drinks.  This is a seafood lovers paradise. Continue reading