World on a Plate: Samoa
Top chef Michael Meredith, who is today demonstrating Samoan cuisine at the Auckland Museum's Kai to Pie exhibition, is best known to Aucklanders for his award-winning namesake restaurant, Meredith's. As part of the Museum's World on A Plate series, Michael is preparing oka, a citrus-marinated salad.
Michael's oka recipe, with citrus and coriander Salad:
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- Crack the coconut open, reserve some juice for the dressing, and scoop out the flesh.
- Make the dressing by mixing the juices with the vinegar, whisk in the oil then season with sugar and salt.
- Place the coconut flesh with the citrus in a bowl. Add shallots, radishes, celery, cucumber and dressing.
- Stand for 5 mins. Add chives, adjust seasoning, garnish with coriander and serve.