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Maori Fried Bread – (Paraoa Parai)

There are so many variations for fried bread, and an interesting fact is, is that Fried bread originated in Native America in the mid-to late-nineteenth century which represented contradictory concepts of love, comfort, celebration, survival, colonialism, oppression & tragedy (Noted that these...

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Smoked Fish Toasted Sandwich’s (Sandwich Tunua ika Auahi)

Made from delicious food from the sea. Enjoy whanau time with a favourite toastie. Ingredients: - 50g butter, allow extra for toast, 3 Tbsp flour, 2 cups milk, 1 cup of finely sliced flat-leaf parsley, Approx 500g of smoked fish of your choice, break into bite-size pieces, Rind & juice of 2 lemons...

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Burnt Sugar Steamed Pudding with Custard (Purini Mamaoa)

For many Kiwis, particularly Maori, Purini Mamaoa (Steamed Pudding), is the King of desserts, the main way of cooking the steamed pudding is putting it in the ground with the hangi meal. But there are many other ways this dessert can be cooked, in a steamer, a large pot of water or a Kai cooker...

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Delicious Seafood Boil for Matariki Celebrations (Whewhe kaimoana)

An offering of food gathered from the sea. Ingredients: - 3 lemons, divided use, ½ cup old bay seasoning plus more for garnish, if you cannot find it in Woolworth’s, you can make your own: Old Bay seasoning: - 1 Tbsp celery salt, 2 tsp ground bay leaves, 2 tsp smoked paprika, 1 ½ tsp black pepper...

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Kamokamo Pickle (Pikara Kamokamo)

Kamokamo, also known as Kumikumi, is commonly used in Maori cuisine. Maori have made pickle from the Kamokamo forever and it is a delicious condiment for their meats and breads. Ingredients: - 4 cups of chopped kamokamo, 4 cups of chopped cauliflower, 4 onions, diced, 3 cups of white vinegar, 4-5...

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Baked Apples & Sauce Pudding (Aporo tunu me te Pudding ranu)

The Aporo is used along with many other fruits by Maori to create desserts and sauces. Ingredients: - 2 large apples, peeled & cored & quartered, 1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, Pinch of salt, 57g butter, 1/3 cup milk, METHOD: - Sift dry ingredients, rub in butter, and add sufficient milk to make...

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Boil Up with Doughboys (Whakaara ake me nga paraoa)

Boil up is a traditional Maori food from Aotearoa NZ. It is a broth/soup made from meat, bones, greens and starchy vegetables boiled together in a pot. It can also contain doughboys which are flour dumplings made up of simply flour and water. Ingredients: - 2 kg meaty bacon bones or pork bones, 2...

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Salmon & Potato Frittata (Haramona & Riwai Frittata)

Haramona & Riwai Frittata (Salmon & Potato Frittata - A nice, light dish that combines fish of the sea and potatoes from the land. Ingredients: - 400g Potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes, 2 Tbsp salted butter, 1 large onion, chopped finely, 2 cloves garlic, crushed, 6 eggs, lightly whisked, 210g tin of...

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Traditional Rewena Paraoa (Maori Bread)

Paraoa Rewena (Traditional Maori Bread) The bread is leavened with a fermented potato starter, commonly known as the bug. Making The Bug’ (Starter) – Helps the bread rise without yeast. The ‘Bug’ (Starter), will make several loaves of bread if done correctly, and it will need to be fed. This is done...

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Gingerbread Self Saucing Pudding (Te Taro Kanekane Pudding)

Te Taro Kanekane Pudding, another delightful pudding dish. Ingredients: - 1 cup plain flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 Tablespoon ground ginger, 2 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon mixed spice, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, 80g butter, 3 Tablespoon golden syrup, 60g, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup milk, To Serve –...

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Hangi Done in a Slow Cooker (Kua oti te Hangi I roto I te tunu kai puho)

Maori Hangi, a centuries old way of cooking food in underground steam ovens, and for a successful hangi you need good rocks & good wood, to get the correct heat. You can also cook Hangi in more conventional ways today which can still come out just as delicious as the ground hangi. Today we will use...

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Oven Baked Snapper (Tama tunua i te Oumu)

T ama tunua I te Oumu, food from the sea. Maori use to spend many hours gathering seafood and roaming the bushes to hunt and gather plants & berries for their culinary skills. herbs, spices and berries were added to much of their cooking to add flavour. Ingredients: - 1 whole fresh snapper, 1 lemon...

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Whitebait Fritters (Parai Inanga)

Ingredients: - 3 large eggs, 200g whitebait, Pinch Salt & Black Pepper, to taste, 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, 2 Tbsp butter, Lemons, to serve, METHOD: - Beat the eggs with a fork in a bowl until light and frothy. Stir the whitebait into the egg mix. Add a good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper...

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