We’ll come right out and say it: as much as you love seafood, you’re probably looking for something a little bit different. What did you have in mind for tonight’s dinner? Changing up your menu doesn’t need to be difficult. Perhaps you’ve come in one night, keen to try something new? Well, we’ve got ceviche as part of our dinner specials rotation. Please read on to learn more about it!
The Ceviche We Offer
As is the case with many unfamiliar words, it can be tough to learn proper pronunciations. After all, how would you know how to say something if you’ve never heard it said out loud before? In this case, this wonderful term is pronounced as “seh-VEE-chay,” so be sure to emphasize the syllable in the middle. Our own house-made recipe contains fresh calamari, shrimp, and scallops. Then we marinate everything in freshly squeezed lemon and lime juices. Citrus can really make anything pop! Then we add onion, tomato, peppers, and herbs. If you want a side with that, dig in with the pile of crispy tortilla chips that come with your order!
Pro Tip for Preparation: Cook It First!
You’ve probably encountered ceviche that was served “raw” before; the citrus juices are enough to make the shrimp and other proteins safer to eat. Even so, you’d probably enjoy the taste and texture better by heating things up a little bit. Poaching and parboiling hit this target admirably. Overcooking will result in a disappointing meal that isn’t true to its origins.
Toppings, Fillings, and Other Delights
There’s a reason we used the toppings, seasonings, and fillings that we do. Chiles, cilantro, and even avocados can take the flavors up another notch. The natural acids in the juices keep the avocado from turning an unappealing shade of brown as well. Feel free to experiment with different combinations of fish and shellfish. Each region of Latin and South America has put its own twist on it. Fish, shrimp, and octopus are just some of the delightful seafood variations you’ll find.
COSTAS INN IS YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!
You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!