Dish to Try this Week: Grouper Ceviche

[ 0 ] January 6, 2016 |
Shishito Peppers from Zengo

Pictured: Shishito Peppers from Zengo

New year equals new eating goals and one of those goals is to eat more fresh seafood.  Zengo’s latest Culinary Tour menu has a plethora of ways for me to keep my resolutions including a grouper ceviche that has helped to change my mind about one of my least favorite appetizers.  Ceviche is never on my list of appetizer picks primarily because it typically includes a miniature bowl of vinegar drenched seafood leaving me with the worst of headaches (*and I do not get headaches).  Zengo’s Grouper Ceviche has tons of flavor with a clean finish, the grouper has to be some of the freshest around these parts.  Paired with radish, cilantro and one of my favorite add-ons, sea urchin (Zengo’s comes from the New England region), this is no lowbrow ceviche.

Not a ceviche lover?  Try the Pork & Foie Gras Shumai Dumplings (Beer & Sake make up the base of the dish), the Mix Grill Satay (a tender skirt steak paired with sesame teriyaki) and the Blistered Shishito Peppers (try your luck:  one out of 10 are spicy…I lucked up with one of the other nine.)

*Zengo’s Culinary Tour menu runs through January 31, 2016 and is available during dinner service beginning at 5 pm.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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