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Oka i'a (raw fish)

Serves: 8

Cooking time: 120

Cooking method: Raw


  • 1 kg fresh fish fillets
  • juice (only) of 5 lemons
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, seeds removed, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ green or yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups lite coconut cream
  • 1 cup water
  • pepper, to taste

Cooking instructions

  1. Rinse the fish and cut into cubes
  2. Place in a shallow dish and cover with the lemon juice - leave to marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight in the fridge.
  3. Drain off the lemon juice.  Add the spring onions, cucumber, tomatoes, pepper, coconut cream and water.  Sprinkle with pepper and mix well.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and chill before serving.

This recipe serves 8 people.

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