Photo: Jennifer Causey
We can think of almost nothing more delicious on a hot August night than fresh, light ceviche. Adding nori at the end introduces depth and crunch. Look for nori in the Asian foods section of most supermarkets; it's dried seaweed that comes packaged in sheets (and is what's used for sushi rolls). If halibut is a little too pricey, try striped bass or flounder. Seaweed goes well beyond sushi; here it gives a punch of savory crunch that balances the bright twang of lime and herbal fragrance of cilantro.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)
1. Grate 1 tablespoon rind from limes. Squeeze 1/2 cup juice from limes. Combine rind, juice, 1 cup cilantro, and next 5 ingredients (through bell pepper) in a large bowl. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add nori to pan; toast nori 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant, turning once. Snip nori into small pieces using scissors, and sprinkle on ceviche. Garnish with additional cilantro and chile slices, if desired.