12/3/09

Ceviche in Puerto Rico

Morning! This is the first of two write ups on the Puerto Rican food I had while visiting my friend Laura and her family for Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico.

On Saturday we all got in the car and drove around, seeing the beautiful beaches, pretty people, green palms, etc. Then it was time to eat! We spotted this Ceviche Hut, and decided to check it out.

I absolutely love seafood and have a soft spot for ceviche. I honestly don't remember the first time I tried it, but I really enjoy the taste of seafood "cooked" in citrus juice and vinegar, and was excited to see what this place had to offer.

For my entree I chose a combination of seafood: shrimp, squid, mini scallops and white fish. It was served over a bed of lettuce with (unfortunately canned variety) corn, a few slices of sweet potato and a ton of red onions.

I put the red onions aside and tried the seafood: fresh, slightly sweet, and with a wonderful marinated flavor: I was a happy girl!

Carlos, Laura's husband, and Jenny also ordered ceviche. Laura chose one of the rice dishes and the boys had chicken fingers and fries. We also ordered tostones (fried, smashed, then fried again plantains) and sweet fried plantains (my favorites!).

Everything was delicious. And take a look at the tiny kitchen producing all this food! We were able to see pans being put on fire while the chef made the restaurant's other specialty: paella.

This was not a fancy restaurant, but the service was friendly and the food was right on point! I'd take a serving of those fried plantains any time!

11 comments:

Peggy said...

sounds delicious! fried plantains are my fave!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

I don’t have a favorite food when I travel because depend a lot of the country-food-customs. Ceviche and tostones are always welcome :)

Cheers!

Gera

5 Star Foodie said...

Ceviche & plantains look awesome here!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, that looks so cool. I love the look of the plantains. Golden delicious :D
HOw come some of the best food comes from these dumpy little places? Some of my favourite places to eat look like this one :)

Nick said...

I am so jealous right now. It's so sunny there!

Sun and ceviche. Can't beat it.

♥peachkins♥ said...

the food looks so delicious and the place looks relaxing..

Lele said...

Puerto Rico seems so amazing! You've got beach, mountains, culture, AWESOME food, and don't need a passport! Perfect!

And I could eat plantains all day every day. They are the besssst.

The Duo Dishes said...

What fun! This is the way to do Thanksgiving weekend.

Sophie said...

I love plantains!! The food looks great!!

Waw,..Puerto Rico! Lucky you!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

I love Puerto Rico! I took a trip there this summer, but I missed this amazing ceviche spot! I will check it out next time around =)

BlueToYou said...

those plantains look marvelous, what a great trip!