|E pū paʻakai kākou!|
(Sherril looking hypnotized)
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Poisson Cru (The Tahitian Poke)
Poisson Cru is known as the national dish of Tahiti. Similar to Poke in Hawaii.. Everybody eats it and it is found in most food establisments. Today we made it with Hi'ilei from scratch all the way down to stripping the coconut and squeezing the milk out.
It consist of raw Ahi (Tuna) cured with lime juice, soaked in coconut milk and onions, hawaiian salt, pepper and cucumber, tomato, and green pepper. The last 3 we didn't use.
First you get a pick and slam it into the ground to make a husker
Then you stab the coconut through the point and pull down for get the husk off and go around the coconut to get all the husk off. If you cant get em the first time let the primate instincts set in and put the coconut between your feet like a monkey and yank away
Nikki's and her husked coconuts
Make your Coconut face (Anu winning ^)
Judy and Sherril adding some aloha into the coconut shavings
Marion and leila throwing the shaka while curing the ahi with lime juice
Daniel squeezing the coconut milk.. we had enough extra to fill up a jar
Topping everything off with the fresh squeezed coconut milk
Everybody waiting/drooling over the finished product
Sample jars set!
After putting together our gear for the pond and labeling the sample jars, we set out to locate Megsie's data points.
|Meghan and Cammie using the GPS to locate points.|
Sherril and Leila trekking through the pond! (:
Sherril found a cute baby fish along the way. (:
|Koa and Meghan taking samples.|
Ta-Da! Finished product... kind of. (:
We got a nice surprise today by getting to see a ton of baby fishies on the other side of the pond wall!
After a good hard day's work filled with fun and learning, we're pau.