Ika Mata Fish Salad and the legend of New Zealand
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The dish is most popular on Cook Island (a territory of New Zealand). This is something like ceviche, but with a tropical spin. The tuna’s high protein and rich coconut milk will nourish you while you work (or play).While I’ve used tuna here, you can also use grouper or snapper. You can easily make 75 small appetizers on crostini or serve 6 people a good, lunch-sized portion.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Ika Mata Fish Salad and the legend of New Zealand
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Rating: 0
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The dish is most popular on Cook Island (a territory of New Zealand). This is something like ceviche, but with a tropical spin. The tuna’s high protein and rich coconut milk will nourish you while you work (or play).While I’ve used tuna here, you can also use grouper or snapper. You can easily make 75 small appetizers on crostini or serve 6 people a good, lunch-sized portion.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb tuna steaks , diced
  • 2 lemons (juice of)
  • 1/3 cup red onions (minced)
  • 1 tomato , diced
  • 3 green onions , sliced thinly
  • 3 radishes , sliced thinly
  • 2 carrots , grated
  • 5.5 ounces coconut milk
  • salt
  • parsley (for garnish)
Serving options
  • Boston or Bibb Lettuce
  • crostini
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. In a medium nonreactive bowl (glass, ceramic, or melamine): stir together the diced tuna and lemon juice. Set in the fridge for a few hours, stirring once or twice.
  2. When the tuna is “cooked” on the outside and pink on the inside, drain off the lemon juice and add the remaining chopped vegetables and coconut milk. Season well with salt.
Serving Options:
  1. For a meal: Arrange a large scoop onto a bed of lettuce and garnish with parsley. Serve with crackers or crusty bread.
  2. For an appetizer: Heap a small spoonful onto crostini or small appetizer spoons. Garnish with parsley.