Fresh Caught Ceviche

Fresh Caught Ceviche

With Victor Olivares

 

Victor Olivares takes us on a trip to his home fishery in Port Aransas, Texas. Victor learned to fly fish at a very young age from his grandfather and has experience hooking his clients onto Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, and Redfish from Brownsville up to Port Aransas.

Victor does things a little differently for his clients. Most guides prepare a boat lunch typically consisting of sandwiches and chips for their clients. Victor likes to give his clients the experience of taking their catch from the water, straight to the table. Many of Victor’s clients experience their first redfish or black drum catch on his boat and what better way to have a meal than by whipping up some from caught ceviche with your first fish? What a unique experience.

 

Book a trip with Victor HERE

The Recipe

  • Fish
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pink Salt
  • Smoked Paprika
  • La Costena, Sliced Jalapenos (just the juice)
  • Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • Tomatos
  • Cilantro
  • Serrano
  • Lime (lots of lime)

 

Step 1

  • Start by cutting up your fish into small little squares
  • Throw it in a bowl

Step 2

  • Generously add Garlic salt, Pink Salt, Smoked Paprika.

Step 3

  • Crack open the La Costena, sliced jalapenos and pour ONLY the juice in the bowl with the fish.
  • Cut up 3 limes and juice them into the bowl
  • Let all that sit for about 15 minutes, we’ll cut the vegetables in the meantime. The jalapeno and lime juice helps cook and marinate the fish.

Step 4

  • Cut the vegetables into little pieces, chop up the cilantro.
  • Strain out the juice from the bowl. 
  • Throw chopped veggies in the bowl.

Step 5

  • Fish should be cooked by now. Cut up and juice 5 more limes into the mix.

Step 6

  • Shake/mix the bowl. Add more of whatever you think.

Step 7

  • Crack a cold one and enjoy!

Hunting Invasive Axis Deer

Texas Axis

Hunting the Invasive Species in Texas

 

In November of 2022 we took part in taking Emily Wylie on her first Axis deer hunt in partnership with Force of Nature Meats, Duck Camp, Mill Scale Metalworks, and Turtlebox. Marshall Seedorff, Emily’s guide, explains the importance of hunting this invasive species. 

Native game such as Whitetail Deer and Turkey have to compete with Axis deer for food. Texas is known for going through drought periods in the summer and abundant food and water can be scarce – making the search for food and water highly competitive. In some areas of Texas, the Axis population has boomed to around 6,000 free range, and more than 40,000 on private high-fenced ranches making them the most abundant exotic game species in Texas.

Axis were brought to Texas in 1932 for farming and controlled hunting purposes.

Though Axis deer pose serious threats to our native species, they are undoubtedly tasty. The guys over at Mill Scale Metalworks came prepared for an Axis harvest and served up some delicious Axis meat. 

Watch our full video of Emily and Marshall’s hunt for the invasive Axis deer.