Weekend Treats: Trevally Kokoda

Long Lunch 26/10/2018
Photo: Geoff Tippett.

Geoff Tippett from The Shucker Brothers, Auckland joins The Long Lunch today for Weekend Treats.

He shares his recipe for Shucker Brothers Trevally Kokoda:


  • 10 small long chillies, coarsely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 30ml white vinegar

Blend all together to a fine paste and jar up. Will keep a few days

Nouc Cham

  • 200 ml water

  • 100 gms sugar

  • 200 ml white vinegar

  • 200 ml fish sauce

  • 5 Tblsp lime juice

Whisk all the ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a sterilised jar and store in the fridge for up to three weeks


  • 160 ml Nuoc Cham

  • 30 ml Tuong

  • 110 ml coconut cream

  • Juice of 1 lime

To make dressing, whisk ingredients until well combined

The rest

  • 400 gms sashimi grade trevally, skinned and boned

  • 2 small long red chilli, thinly sliced

  • 8 Curious Croppers mixed colour tomatoes, cut in quarters

  • 140 gms young coconut flesh, cut into thin strips

  • 20 gms grated coconut

  • 30 coriander leaves

  • 100 gms salted cucumber [sliced medium-thinly across, salted for one hour, then washed and dried, can be made two days ahead]

  • 1 red Asian shallot, thinly sliced

Slice the trevally into thin/ish strips. Transfer into a serving bowl along with 200 ml of the dressing, toss well and leave for five minutes to marinate. Add the remaining ingredients and handle lightly to combine. Serve.

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