Celebrities often dine at the best restaurants on the planet. For us mere mortals, trendy eateries can be hard to get reservation at and are often located in faraway places – not to mention the menus tend to be on the pricey side.
Bonito restaurant in St. Barts is a hotspot for celebrity sightings. Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z, along with Simon Cowell and Michael J. Fox all favor the multi-cultural dining.
While most of us won’t get to island-hop to St Barts anytime soon – you can bring a taste of the island into your home. Bonito’s shares with Healthy Hollywood its recipe for ceviche – its best-known dish.
Plus, this Peruvian classic packs a nutritional punch. Tuna is a lean protein that’s rich in omega fatty acids and raw fish is rich in phosphorus, which helps to build strong bones.
Tuna Nikkei Ceviche
1.5 lb. big eye tuna loin
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup lime juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup soy sauce
2 oz. fresh cilantro
1 oz. black sesame seeds
Using a sharp knife, cut the fish into small dice-sized pieces. Keep cold in the refrigerator.
Mix the orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, Tabasco, olive and sesame oil. Keep cold. Combine the onions, fish, 3 ice cubes, chopped cilantro, and orange/lime juice mixture in a large bowl.
Taste for seasoning.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and whole cilantro leaves.
-- Terri MacLeod
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