Fish stock

Just like all marine ecosystems rely on a productive seafloor, many recipes rely on a flavourful base stock. This high-octane fish stock can be used as a platform to create a variety of delicious dishes.  Serves: 2L of stockDifficulty: 1/5Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 2 hours  Ingredients: 2kg of fish heads, wings, frames, skin and pinContinue reading “Fish stock”

Fish of the Day: Clarke gets his fish filleted at the Kai Ika trailer

Join Clarke Gayford as he heads into the Hauraki Gulf in search of his fish of the day – the New Zealand gurnard. Gurnard are usually caught when fishing for snapper in sandy harbours or out on sandy coastal flats but can Clarke target them specifically to fill an order from world-renown chef Peter Gordon.Continue reading “Fish of the Day: Clarke gets his fish filleted at the Kai Ika trailer”

New York Times: A Solution to Pandemic Hunger, Eyeballs and All

This article appeared in the print edition of the New York Times and was likely read by tens of millions of readers. “A Maori community center in New Zealand is distributing bags of donated fish heads to families in need. But it’s more than just charity; it’s a model for reducing food waste. “ ReadContinue reading “New York Times: A Solution to Pandemic Hunger, Eyeballs and All”

Te Ao Māori news: Kai Ika grows to meet urgent demand but more help needed

Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae is struggling to keep up with demand for its fish. The marae is running a partnership with Legasea that provides fish parts that were once considered by commercial fishermen as waste. But the economic hardship caused by Covid-19 means the popular kai ika initiative can’t meet all the needs. https://www.teaomaori.news/kai-ika-grows-meet-urgent-demand-more-help-needed

NZ Herald: Turning waste into a delicacy

An initiative between Auckland marae and the region’s fishers has seen over 84 tonnes of what would have been scraps transformed into delicious meals for the community. Demand for the Kai Ika project, run by Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae and fishing advocacy group LegaSea, has more than tripled this year, largely due to economic impacts fromContinue reading “NZ Herald: Turning waste into a delicacy”

Kai Ika project donating fish to whānau struggles with demand

A not-for-profit which donates fish parts from commercial fishers to families in need has called for help to meet the growing demand in Auckland. Run by LegaSea, the Kai Ika project takes fish heads and other fish parts usually thrown away by commercial fishers and donates them to families looking to put food on theContinue reading “Kai Ika project donating fish to whānau struggles with demand”