I just returned from the most “heavenly” vacation in the French Polynesian islands and the food was incredible! A huge part of our trip was spent on the Paul Gauguin cruise ship and they shared with me their recipe for a Tahitian signature dish that is found all over the French Polynesian islands.. Poisson Cru. And let me tell you poke lovers… this beats poke by a mile! Such a fresh and healthy dish… so perfect for a summer time meal or snack. For this Poisson Cru Recipe, make sure to buy the freshest tuna.. makes a huge difference! Ia Orana!
Tahitian Style Marinated Tuna (Poisson Cru Recipe)
(Recipe from the Paul Gauguin Cruise)
1 ½ c. fresh tomatoes, sliced into thin pieces
1 c. carrots, grated
1 ¼ c. Persian cucumbers, peeled and cut into thin pieces
¾ c. red onion, sliced thin
1 c. green onion, chopped
1 1/4 c. coconut milk, canned version
¾ c. fresh lime juiced
2 c. fresh raw tuna, cut into 1 inch squares
Mix the carrots, cucumbers, onions, spring onions and tuna in a bowl. Add the lime juice and coconut milk and some salt and pepper. Let it sit in the refrigerator for up to 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and serve chilled.