New Zealand on a global scale is the fourth on size a fishing zone and, as a result, has a free access to a big variety of seafood. But that in present period the average New Zealander consumes fish products a little is surprising. Not that that in ancient times. Then gifts of the ocean, lakes and the rivers were the main components of a food of indigenous people. How to prepare marinaded fish? Secrets of the New Zealand kitchen of
Fish marinaded lemon juice, with cucumbers and Nar Reynbou’s tomatoes, personal archive

Generally inhabitants of the island – and пакеха (Europeans), and Maori – love fishin-chips. This fried in the father-in-law fish fillet and fried potatoes. To it submit different sauces, lettuce leaves and a few fresh vegetables. Actually at each intersection it is possible to meet small institutions of a fast food where prepare in pro-rancid fat in the same classical option fish and potatoes. This dish is also popular in restaurants, is fried, however, on good oil and sauces are more tasty. And, in general, it everything, on what the imagination of such region rich with fish suffices.

And still on holidays, during especially solemn moments of Maori prepare fish according to ancient recipes. And a traditional dish of aboriginals of Polynesia is crude fish, marinaded lemon or lime juice, with addition of coconut milk, tomatoes and cucumbers. There are many options and names of this masterpiece, everything depends, in what part of the Pacific Ocean it prepare. But the main components remain invariable – fish and coconut milk.

This way of preparation of fish something reminds Korean хе, that is fish is not exposed to heat treatment. The dish very useful, is easily acquired by an organism and fills it with energy. I advise to all at bad mood and a low tone. Slices of fish melt in the mouth. I will note for comparison, what not so sharp as хе, and, the main thing, in it is not present some vinegar. Pickling of fish occurs at the expense of lemon or lime juice that does it gentle and juicy. I suggest to test this recipe, I assure you, will not regret!

From ика – crude fish in coconut milk

It is required to us:

– 1 kg of fresh fillet of fish (it is ideal – a cod, a perch, a mullet or any other white fish);
– juice from 4-5 lemons or 8 limes;
– 1 bulb or a bunch green to cut;
– 1 cucumber cleared to remove seeds and to cut on pieces;
– 2-3 tomatoes to cut;
– 2 pepper (red and green) to cut;
– 1 bank (400 ml) coconut milk;
– salt and pepper to taste.

Wash up fillet of fish, cut on small pieces and combine in a bowl. Squeeze out juice of lemons or limes and fill in with this juice fish. Everything well mix, cover and put in the refrigerator to be pickled on half an hour.

Meanwhile cut onions, tomatoes and pepper. Cut a cucumber half-and-half and scrape out seeds a teaspoon. Cut straws. If you have cucumbers very young, then to cut out it is necessary nothing. In general, by the way, cucumbers it is possible to add to the top of the bent. I love when them more than tomatoes.

Take fish from the refrigerator, add cucumbers, tomatoes, pepper and onions. Pour coconut milk and well mix. Salt and pepper to taste. If you love a hot dish, mix fish with the cut hot pepper. Put in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and submit with the roasted bread.


1. Fish should be fresh, high quality. It is possible to use the frozen – it it is necessary to defreeze and prolong the pickling period slightly.

2. If for you the combination of coconut milk and crude fish is unusual, instead of milk it is possible to fill in with soya sauce and the heated vegetable oil, and still to add five spices at will. And then you receive a dish which eat in the Chinese New year in Singapore, it symbolizes good luck in coming year.

Components for this dish are collected in a certain combination and move with the following spells:

Oil: I wish good luck and prosperity in New year.

Soya sauce: let our house will be full of treasures.

Lima or lemon: I wish good luck, success and prosperity.

Crude fish: I wish superwealth.

Pepper and five spices – I wish a happy smile.

I think, this recipe of fish is useful to you if suddenly it will want something exotic, extraordinary. Well, happens, sometimes and pulls to something to such special. And still you can surprise with this dish guests, and also be prepared for celebration of New year.
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