So I didn’t win that avocado contest. But it’s all good. I hadn’t had much experience doing video before, you could see the little strings that moved the avocados, and my voice acting definitely still needs some work. But, in a way, it’s good my video didn’t make it to the next round. This is because that video had the potential to poison many many people.
See, I never considered the fact that making ceviche with shrimp might in any way be different then making it with fish. Someone pointed out to me, after the fact, that shellfish are much more likely to get contaminated then fish, and that shrimp ceviche recipes generally tell you to cook the shrimp at least partway first, if not all the way. And in my video? Ms. Spoon specifically tells everyone that you don’t have to cook the shrimp, because the citrus in the lemon and limes do it for you. Hah! I have to admit, the centers of those shrimps weren’t quite as done as they could have been. Still, I didn’t think about it too much, as I didn’t realise the higher risk of eating uncooked/undercooked shellfish. And besides, I’ve been eating raw sushi for awhile now and didn’t think shellfish were significantly different or anything.
In any case, I ate all the ceviche and didn’t die. Here’s a glorious picture as a monument to my survival:
I had been planning on uploading the ceviche video to Youtube, but now that I know it might cause people to poison themselves, I suppose I probably shouldn’t!