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Poisson Cru...does it exist in San Diego?

Beach Chick Aug 31, 2010 04:15 PM

I'm jonesing for some Tahitian Poisson Cru to bring me back to Moorea..
Never seen it on a menu here..any thoughts?

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  1. bizzwriter RE: Beach Chick Aug 31, 2010 04:58 PM

    It KIND OF exists here. There was a "celebrity chef" fundraising event in La Jolla on May 15th at which Megan Michel from the Palomar Culinary School whipped up and served a large batch of poisson cru. Maybe you can talk her into a to-go box? See last photo in this article:


    1. frogprincess RE: Beach Chick Sep 4, 2010 09:09 PM

      Why not make your own? It's super simple and delicious in the summer... As far as I remember, you just need coconut milk, lime juice, onions , and fish of course. Some recipes have a little bit of thinly sliced carrots and tomatoes.

      1. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick Sep 5, 2010 07:47 AM

        Thanks bizzwriter and frogprincess!
        It would be easy peasy to make but it would be nice that it would be offered at restaurants..it's so sublime and a different take on the ceviche that is served in SD.
        Cold Hinano's and poisson cru is probably one of the best meals I've ever had..helps that a beach in Moorea makes for a wonderful backdrop.

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          frogprincess RE: Beach Chick Sep 5, 2010 10:42 AM

          You are welcome Beach Chick. I also have fond memories of poisson cru and hinano in Manihi in the Tuamotus... sublime.

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