Tahitian Style Poisson Cru

July 25, 2022 / By Foodland

Tahitian Style Poisson Cru

Tahitian Style Poisson Cru is a dish I learned how to make a few years ago from my mother-in-law. She is 100% Tahitian, born and raised in Mo'orea, Tahiti. This recipe is well known to her family and in French Polynesia. She makes this dish for every family gathering and the flavors of the fish, the island vegetables, and coconut milk, bring back a lot of memorable times here in the islands. This dish is surprisingly easy to make and most ingredients come from our 'Āina.
- Chef Desmond Teves, Chef de Cuisine
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 cups Fresh Raw Tuna(Ahi or any type of white fish)
  • 0.75 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes(cult in half)
  • 1.5 cups Cucumber(thinly sliced)
  • 1.5 cups Maika'i Coconut Milk or Cream


  1. Cut the fish into small cubes.
  2. In a bowl, combine cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.
  3. Add fish and fold into other ingredients.
  4. Add lime juice and salt & pepper; let mixture sit for a few minutes.
  5. Add the coconut milk and fold into other ingredients; let it sit for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice.
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