Poisson Cru Recipe- Tahitian Signature Dish

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.

serves 10


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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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