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Local Snapper Ceviche with Avocado Spread



One serving


Avocado Spread:
1 ripe avocado (seed and put flesh in a bowl, discard peel)
Juice of ½ lemon, seeded
Dash of cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt and pepper

Snapper Ceviche (ask your local fishmonger for the freshest light, flaky fish available)
1 snapper fillet, flaked off skin, remove bones
Juice of 1 lemon, 1 grapefruit, 1 lime, 1 orange (all seeded)
1 jalapeno (seeded, cut into the thinnest slices possible, lengthwise)
½ red onion (cut into thinnest slices possible)
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh black pepper


Avocado Spread: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until blended and smooth. Chill. Set aside. Toast a baguette or any European bread with good olive oil.

Snapper Ceviche: Combine all ingredients into a small bowl, stir, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Eat as soon as you see the fish start to turn white. This is a method that uses the citrus to “cook” the fish in an acidic preparation. You can substitute other favorite sweet fruits such as watermelon for the mango if you like. A wonderful warm weather treat.


From the Surf House restaurant, located at Carolina Beach. kitchen notes: Sustainable food is becoming more and more important in the telling of that story and the experience for our guests. For us as a restaurant, I decided that it was critically important to be able to tell our community the food we were feeding them was good for them, but even more importantly to be able to tell them from where it came. "What am I feeding my community?" matters as a question, and I feel responsible to answer. Not in some metaphysical quest, but just in how we operate our kitchen each day.

To that end, sustainable food is our mantra.

Simply put, it is food sourced from farmers, fishermen, purveyors and individuals who share a common philosophy of providing food that in harvesting, does the least harm to our environment, with minimal impact to other species of fish or animal, and is done in the most ethical manner possible.

Carolina Beach offers the best of a North Carolina beach experience from the past with a fun, family-friendly spin for today. Visitors can experience a vintage, nationally recognized boardwalk, Carolina Beach State Park, one-of-a-kind festivals and events, world-class fishing, miles of beautiful beach, and all kinds of people united by their love of good times that are unmistakably Carolina Beach.

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