Tahitian- Style Poisson Cru
SERVES 4 AS AN APPETIZER
HERE’S MY INTERPRETATION of the marinated raw fish dish I sampled during the island picnic with Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort. You’ll find versions of this dish throughout the South Pacific including Tonga where it is known as ‘Ota ‘Ika.
Tomatoes 2, diced Cucumbers
2 medium, peeled, seeded and diced
Limes 2, juiced White Onion
1 small, finely diced Raw Ahi
Tuna 500 g Fresh
Coconut Milk1 ¾ cup
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 CUT the tuna into bite-sized chunks and marinate in the lime juice for five minutes. Mix the cucumber, tomatoes and onion in a large glass bowl. Mix in the marinated tuna and lime juice. Let sit for a few minutes, then add the coconut milk, season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
1 Grate ripe fresh coconut and squeeze the milk out of the pulp through cheesecloth or use light canned coconut milk.