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Traditional Cured Fish (Umai)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a traditional Melanau recipe which my father makes all the time and is a favorite amongst relatives and friends. It does not involve cooking."
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35 m servings 147
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine the yellow onion, red onion, ginger, chile pepper, lime zest, and lime juice in a glass or ceramic bowl. Gently stir in the red snapper, and season to taste with salt. Cover and refrigerate until the snapper turns white and opaque, about 15 minutes. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 147 calories; 1.6 10.1 23.5 40 74 Full nutrition

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5 stars from me! I was very skeptical that we would like it but tried it anyway because my husband brought home lots of Vermillion snapper. We heaped it on crackers and enjoyed as an appetizer.