Not only is it about to be Memorial Day weekend, but the predicted high for today is in the mid 90s! The mid 90s! It may not be summer on the calendar for three more weeks, but it’s definitely already summer in our hearts and that means that we want summer food and we want it now. Our own personal definition of summer food is anything fresh, light and cool. In the summer, we crave tomato and feta salads with a metric ton of fresh basil, gazpacho by the boatload and ceviche. Especially ceviche. If you’ve never been lucky enough to try it, let us fill you in: ceviche is a Latin American dish (it’s particularly prevalent in Ecuador, Mexico and Peru). It’s composed of fish, a citrus element (most often lime juice), and (usually) some sliced onion. The citric element “cooks” the fish and the whole thing is tangy and entirely obsession-worthy. If you’re as obsessed as we are, here are some of the best places in the hub to sate your ceviche longings.
•Rincon Limeno Restaurant is widely considered to be one of Boston’s best spots for Peruvian food. Their ceviche comes stuffed with well-marinated shrimp and goes nicely with a side of fried yuca.
•Ceviche gets a Beyonce-esque upgrade at Great Bay, where scallops and lobster are served with champagne grapes (the champagne of grapes) and fresh mint.
•The ceviche at the ever-popular East Coast Grill & Raw Bar offers a fresh take with a fluke ceviche served with watermelon, corn nuts and tostones. What could be more summery than ceviche and watermelon, together at last? Nothing, that’s what.
•Victor’s offers the best ceviche mixto in town: fish, calamari and shrimp in perfect lemony harmony, served with corn and potatoes. Summer: it’s on.