Cuisine

Six recipes from case studies – featuring key local products , their history and traditions, characteristics and use.

Samoa

Cocoa is synonymous with Samoan cuisine and every Samoan grew up with the comforting aroma of freshly brewed local cocoa (koko samoa) brewing in their home. In this recipe, Dora uses koko as an innovative seasoning for fresh local tuna. Dora cooks the tuna in Samoa’s uniquely smoky virgin organic coconut oil, made in the villages.

Watercress, Known as Kapisi Vai, is also popular in Samoa and grows abundantly in Samoa’s many streams.

Tuna

Mix cracked pepper, salt and the grated Koko Samoa and set aside ...

Esi and O'o Salad

Remove the skin and seeds form the esi and grate into shreds ...

Breadfruit

Remove the skin from the breadfruit with a sharp knife, cut it in quarters and place it in a pot of cold water then bring to the boil ...

Mango Salsa

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, cover and allow to rest ½ hour before serving ...

Palusami Dip

Made with taro leaves and fresh coconut cream ...

Asiasi

Rinse in water and then put in a bowl with the coconut cream and eason with salt and pepper ...

Fiji

“Miti” is Fijian coconut dressing, all purpose dip and dressing made from fresh coconut cream. This is very much a Fijian dish and is the kind of interpretation that many of Fiji’s chefs young chefs are now learning from masters like Shailesh Naidu.

Aunty B's Rourou Soup

Rourou- or taro leaves- are the “green of the Pacific” Almost always cooked with lolo (coconut cream) they break up easily when ...

Mud Crab

One by one, remove the fish from the bowl and coat with the fresh coconut, pressing the coconut on on with your hands ...

Sea Snapper

Wrapping fish in banana leaves is synonymous with Pacific cooking- it seals in the flavors and natural juices of the fish and adds a pleasant ...

Caramelized Onions & Kumala

Sauté onions in butter add kumala and adjust the seasoning ...

Potato Gnocchi

Bake the whole potatoes until they are soft (about 45 minutes). While still warm, peel and pass through vegetable mill onto clean pasta board ...