• 1 pound fresh fish fillets (such as tuna, mahi-mahi, or snapper), cubed
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the fish, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and green bell pepper.
  2. Pour the lemon or lime juice over the mixture and toss gently to ensure all the ingredients are coated. Let it marinate for about 15-20 minutes to “cook” the fish in the citrus juice.
  3. Drain off the excess citrus juice from the bowl.
  4. Add the coconut milk to the bowl and gently toss the ingredients to combine.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped cilantro over the salad and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Let the Oka I’a chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Serve the Oka I’a as a refreshing appetizer or main dish. It pairs well with steamed rice or taro root.

Enjoy the vibrant flavors of Oka I’a, a popular dish in American Samoa, which showcases the freshness of the local fish and the tropical ingredients.



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