When I think of French Polynesia or Tahiti, I think of an island paradise in the tropics full of beautiful scenery and relaxation. But this group of islands in the Pacific is also known for its delicious island cuisine. Oceanside living offers a bounty of seafood, and the Tahitians have a lot of it; clams, sea urchins, crayfish, and fresh water shrimps. Seafood is so popular that a seafood dish is the national food, which is known as poisson cru (shown in the picture). Thank goodness this recipe requires no fire because I’m a bit of a mess in the kitchen! Poisson cru is simple – raw fish marinated in lime and coconut juice. It’s the acid of the lime that actually “cooks” the raw fish. Add other fruits and veggies to taste and, voila, you’re a Tahitian chef!
If I had my own cooking show, it would go down something like this … a sexy sous-chef, a beautiful island location, and fresh ingredients all found within walking distance. Though I’m most often seen with a menu in my hands, I do enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. Here’s a simple recipe that’s impossible to burn – no fire required! So grab a guy, pull his shirt off and pop on an apron, follow along, and let’s get cooking!
The Bora Bora episode of Bump! has its premiere on OutTV Canada Tuesday, July 17th, at 8pm EST/PST. For the full rundown for this island playcation join us on Bump!
Canadian Viewers: Season 6 Tuesdays at 8 on http://www.OUTTV.ca
American Viewers: Full episodes available on demand at http://www.LOGOTV.com