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French–Kiwi cooking

This version of bouillabaisse, a Provençal fish stew, literally blends French and Māori traditional cuisines. It was devised by chef Rex Morgan, of Wellington’s Citron restaurant. Here is the recipe for one portion:

1 steamed split crayfish
3 steamed tuatua (shellfish)
2 freshwater prawn tails
40 g hapuka (groper)
40 g salmon, coated with ground karengo/seaweed
2 slices roasted fennel
3 slices steamed Māori potato
150 ml fish stock, infused with saffron, coriander and basil
1 Tbsp kina aioli (kina/sea urchin roe blended with garlic mayonnaise)

Put all except aioli in a small pot, bring to a simmer for 2 minutes to cook the hapuka and salmon. Place in a serving bowl, garnish with aioli and seaweed straws.

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Tessa Copland, 'French - People and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016