How to Make Poisson Crû from the Islands of Tahiti

When it comes to their cuisines, Tahitians are as creative as they are generous, so naturally they want you to have this recipe.

Poisson Crû
Poisson Crû is fresh, colorful and packed with flavor, but best of all it is so easy to make.The Islands of Tahiti

The thing about Tahiti is once you visit, you never stop thinking about it. The stunning natural beauty, interesting and charming people and, of course, the romance—it’s almost as if this “bucket list” destination becomes a part of your DNA. You don’t want Tahiti off your mind because it is the kind of place that you’ll want to visit again and again, as it always feels like it is your place.

That’s a testament to Tahitians, as they are legendary for their generosity and warm embrace. So much so that when it comes to their cuisine, they will insist that you take the recipe home, so you’ll always have a piece of Tahiti in your pocket… or cookbook.

One of the most popular Tahitian dishes is Poisson Crû, and we are extremely pleased that the Islands of Tahiti shared this recipe with us, to share with you, because it is a meal that has the magical ability to make you feel like you just finished scuba diving in Rangiroa, even when you’re really just relaxing on a hammock in the backyard.

Poisson Crû from the Islands of Tahiti

Ingredients (Serves six people):

  • 500g of red tuna
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 green limes
  • 1 onion
  • Coconut milk
  • Parsley
  • 1 green onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make It:

  1. Cut the fish into small pieces and soak it in seawater or saltwater for 5 minutes. 
  2. In a salad bowl, combine diced tomatoes and cucumbers, thinly sliced onion, cut green onion and chopped parsley. 
  3. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper and let soak for a few minutes. 
  4. Drain the fish, add to the bowl and mix well with other ingredients. 
  5. Add the coconut milk at the last minute.
  6. Serve immediately.