Genevieve works as a cooking product evaluator here in the Dunedin office. It has been a few months since she last shared a recipe with us; she has been too busy in the cooking lab testing appliances!
“Living away from my native Samoa, and with the warmer weather approaching, I find this the perfect seafood dish to quench my cravings for something fresh and cool that reminds me of home. Oka is a traditional Samoan dish made with fresh fish and coconut cream, with tomatoes and cucumbers added for texture. It can be served as a cold appetiser with a piece of cooked taro or banana, or eaten by itself. There are many variations and names for this dish depending on which south pacific island you come from, but the main ingredients remain the same – fish and coconut cream.”