SERVES 2 Coconut Fish
THIS RECIPE COMES from Hotel Le Mahana Huahine, located on a small island between Tahiti and Bora Bora.
Fresh Mahi Mahi or Halibut 2 thick fillets
All-Purpose Flour for dredging
Salt 1 tsp
Pepper a dash
Egg 1 large, beaten
Freshly Grated Coconut Meat1 for coating
Vegetable Oil for shallow frying
Orange Slices for garnish
1 RISE the fish and pat dry. Mix the flour with the salt and pepper. Preheat a frying pan with oil. Dip each piece of fish into flour, then into beaten egg and then grated coconut, pressing the coconut onto the fish to affix. Fry at a medium temperature until golden brown, being careful not to burn the coconut. Garnish with orange slices and serve with white rice.
1 Or desiccated shredded coconut that’s been rehydrated in a steamer.