10 No-cook Dinners for Summer


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Cool-Cooking Ceviche
Ceviche may require cooking, but you won't have to do any of the work.
Ceviche may require cooking, but you won't have to do any of the work.
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Impress your friends and family with this cool meal that cooks in the refrigerator. This South American dish uses the citric acid in lemons, limes and other citrus fruits to alter the proteins in fresh fish and seafood in the same manner that cooking does, just without the heat. Ceviche is a dual-purpose meal: great food and an unbeatable chemistry lesson.

Enjoy a perfect balance of savory sweetness with this recipe for tuna ceviche with coconut and soy sauce, or create a classic shrimp ceviche with this recipe by Emeril Lagasse.

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