Did you know that eating raw fish could stave off dementia in later life? Research show this could be the case and is supported due to evidence which shows a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids improves alertness and reactions times and reduces mental fatigue. Perhaps this is why Rarotongan's have such a whitty sense of humour?
Know your nutrients
White fish while not as high in omega 3 as oily fish, it still contains some. It is low in fat, making it one of the healthier, low-fat alternatives to red or processed meat. So load up on your Sashimi friends, or for something a little different, try this dish with your favourite white fish!
- 800 g firm fleshed white fish (snapper, cod)
- 5–6 lemons, to make 120 ml lemon juice plus extra to cover
- 1 carrot, grated
- 4 spring onions, chopped
- 200 ml coconut milk (good quality tinned coconut cream or coconut cream mixed with tinned coconut milk)
- salt and pepper
- ½iceberg lettuce
- handful of fresh coriander, to serve (optional)
- fresh chillies (optional)
Chop fish into bite-sized pieces (1 cm thick) and cover with fresh lemon juice. Cover with the lemon halves and refrigerate overnight in a non-reactive bowl (Use glass or porcelain - not metal as it can react). Stir at least once.
Remove and drain from lemon juice and mix with all other ingredients in a bowl.
Stir in some fresh lemon juice to coat. Check seasoning. Serve slightly chilled over lettuce leaf sprinkled with fresh chillies and coriander leaves.
If you happen to have a coconut handy - serving up in one of these is a treat! The one we had came with Breadfruit Chips! Yum Yum Yum!