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 fish1 can of coconut cream
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.
Many thanks to the Cook Islands Community Coordinators :
Moana Ngaata and Kitiona Tauira