Traditional Cured Fish (Umai)

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"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 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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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.


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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.

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