In Fiji the dish is pronounced “ko-konda”. They make a “n” sound in front of the “d”. I made this dish twice so far once with mahi mahi and once with swai. Both were scrumptious! Serve it with fried taro root for an authentic Fijian experience!
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Fiji Kokoda (fresh fish ceviche)
- 2 white fish filets like snapper mahi-mahi, swai etc.
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 large ripe tomato diced
- 1 green chili halved, de-seeded and diced
- 1/2 brown onion diced
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- lettuce leaves for serving
- Make sure the skin is removed from the filets and cut into bit sized pieces
- Place the fish and lemon juice in a ceramic or glass bow and toss to combine
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight (at least 8 hours)
- The fish will turn white when it is ready.
- Add the tomatoes, chili, onion, coconut cream to the marinated fish and gently stir to combine
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Line a serving bowl with lettuce leaves and spoon the kokoda onto the leaves.
- Serve with fried taro root for an authentic Fijian experience