Kina Fritters Recipe

SpotX Wild Foods Recipe from Polly Were
Prep:5 minutes Cook:5 minutes Difficulty:1
  • 1 cup kina roe.
  • 100 grams plain flour.
  • 1 egg.
  • Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste.
  • ½ cup milk.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • Lemon wedges.
  • Parsley, chopped.
  • Mix together flour, baking powder and salt and pepper.
  • Add beaten egg and milk to create a smooth batter-like mixture.
  • Stir in kina roe and leave to stand for an hour.
  • Pour enough olive oil for shallow frying into a pan set on medium heat.
  • Place dollops of mixture in hot oil to create fritters.
  • Serve with a squeeze of lemon and pinch of parsley.

Kina While an opened kina does not look particularly appetising, to many people the orange/yellow roe it contains is a true delicacy.
Kina – commonly referred to as ‘sea eggs’ – can be found along the rocky foreshore throughout the country, just below the inter-tidal zone. Found in relatively shallow water and being stationary, it is not difficult to catch. A word of warning though – the animal is protected by an array of sharp spines which can inflict a nasty puncture wound to any skin they encounter, possibly resulting in infection.

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