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Cook Islands

The Cook Islands Migrating Kitchen section were on the kitchen table:

August  24 - 30, 2009

A delicious recipe to try:

Ika Mata – raw fish

Any white fish can be used for this dish, to be eaten with cooked root vegetables such as taro, kumara, boiled green bananas.




4 – 5 pieces of filleted fish

1 can of coconut cream

3 lemons

1 large tomato

1 stem spring onion

salt (to flavour)





  • Cut and dice up all the fish into a bowl and add lemon juice.  Stand aside for 4 hours to marinate.
  • Dice the tomato into very small pieces, and thinly cut up the spring onion.
  • Do not drain the lemon from the fish and add the chopped up tomato and spring onion to the fish.
  • Stir in the coconut cream gradually, but not to overly saturate the fish.
  • Add salt to flavour to your personal liking.
  • Serve.

Many thanks to the Cook Islands Community Coordinators :

Moana Ngaata and Kitiona Tauira