Kahawai fish recipes

Kahawai and Potato salad

Kahawai and Potato salad

Kahawai is an underrated fish because of its robust flavour. They had a great day's fishing in Rod's boat, and generously shared their catch with us
Smoked Fish Pie

Smoked Fish Pie

My sister “I’m bringing round some smoked fish so you can cook us dinner”. * I used Simon Gault’s fish stock – it was flippen delicious
Fish at work

Fish at work

Kahawai is a firm white fish commonly found in New Zealand and most of the time is served hot smoked
Kahawai Miso Tataki

Kahawai Miso Tataki

A popular method of Japanese preparation for raw fish. Just caught fresh Kahawai is divine served as Miso Tataki

Chap Goh Meh 元宵节

Thanks to Ellen who shared her catches of snappers and Kahawaifish, we had a great seafood lunch sharing
Taste of Auckland turns 9!

Taste of Auckland turns 9!

Baduzzi’s icon dish Half karitane crayfish grilled and smoked over totara – 22. EatNZ Kitchen with The Cult Project Fish and chip Kahawai sashimi, smoked fishbone glaze, buttermilk mash, potato skin cracker, pickled lemon – 12
Taste of Auckland – food, mostly.

Taste of Auckland – food, mostly.

The kahawai sashimi was fresh with some smoke, pickle, lemon and potato flavours going on, this was more a light starter than the main we were expecting
Super Smoked Kahawai Fish Pie

Super Smoked Kahawai Fish Pie

They caught some Kahawai. The Family have been fishing. What to do with Smoked Kahawai,. This local fish, is a slightly oily fish

Spiced Fish

(Snapper or Kahawai are best). Take fish out of marinade and dip in breadcrumbs. Meanwhile cook fish in a little butter and olive oil

Smoked Fish With Manawa Honey Balsamic Glaze

I love using smoked Kahawai in this recipe. 4 by 200g fillets of smoked fish. In an oven pre-heated to 150 C warm the smoked fish fillets for about 20 minutes or until warm but not roasting
Malaysian Style Steamed Fish

Malaysian Style Steamed Fish

This dish was inspired by a popular KL dish called Steamed Fish Head in a place called Happy Garden. Though its called fish head the ones they serve is more like half a fish from the body up to the head, they usually prepare this in very hot steamers where the fish is placed in a stainless steel platter and is prepared while you order, they offer it in different flavours like Nyonya, Assam (Tamarind), Minced Ginger, Black Bean and Original

Food truck recipe – Fish pie

1/2 side smoked kahawai, cut into large chunks. 1/2 side smoked kahawai, cut into large chunks. 130 ml warm water
Ceviche with Wasabi Vinaigrette

Ceviche with Wasabi Vinaigrette

When the catch of the day turned out to be a kahawai I made some ceviche. It's hard to improve on raw fish salad soaked in coconut milk but for a change I used some Telegraph Hill wasabi vinaigrette instead

Thames

While flounder is their main catch the big catch of snapper, kahawai and mullet are smoked the traditional way with salt and manuka smoke for three to four hours

Tinapa

In the Philippines we don’t smoke our own fish because it is very convenient to buy them at the market or even convenience stores having said that doesn’t mean it’s not convenient here in New Zealand, in fact we can easily get them at the supermarket but if you want a fish like the traditional ones we use in the Philippines then you are out of luck as the ones sold here are hapuku, trevally, kahawai and salmon to name some