A Culinary View

By Maureen Goulet, Owner of Ambrosia Cooking School

Summertime is upon us now, and we can all kick back and enjoy some casual entertaining, where BBQs will be firing up and gin and tonics will be poured.  I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful Thai chef Pailin Chongchitnant, who shared with me a great summer time Thai appetizer that is unique and bursting with flavour and would be great at any BBQ this summer.

Most of us think of seafood when we hear ceviche, but this dish is a beef ceviche served in butter lettuce cups.  Ceviche is meat or seafood cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime. The taste is refreshing and bursting with flavour.  I love Thai food, and this dish is no exception.  It can be made ahead of time and placed into the lettuce cups just before serving, making this perfect for summertime entertaining.