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Smoked Fish and Green Pawpaw in Lolo
Serves 4 as a starter
Everything Lydia Coffin makes is brilliant. It’s as simple as that! Lydia
smokes her own fish for this simple baked coconut-sauce dish, but you
can use store-bought — thickish steaks or fillets, not thinly sliced pieces.
1 moderately green pawpaw (just before it begins maturing)
1 kg smoked walu, wahoo, mahimahi or marlin, bones removed
2 onions, thinly sliced
3 chillies, whole
2 lemon or lime leaves
6 cups coconut milk
lemon or lime slices
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Peel and seed the pawpaw, then slice it into thin strips. In a saucepan, bring salted water to the boil. Blanch the pawpaw to remove gumminess. Drain and set aside.
Break the fish into chunks and place in a lightly oiled casserole dish. Top with the onions, chillies and citrus leaves.
Spread the pawpaw slices over the fish and cover the whole with coconut milk. Bake for about 35 minutes, until the coconut milk bubbles and a skewer poked into the centre shows the pawpaw is tender.
Let the baked dish mostly cool before serving with citrus slices and a green salad.
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