Charcoal Papio


  • Papio or similar dense deepsea fish
  • Clarified Butter or light oil
  • Side Salad
  • Rice


Fire up a charcoal BBQ. Wait till the fire burns down to consistent red coals.

Cut the Papio in even 1cm think slices. Coat with clarified butter, season with salt and pepper and place on BBQ. Cook till white colour is 1/3rd way through the fish and turn. Cook till other side is 1/3 cooked and rest. The fish should cook through while resting.

Plating Up

Plate up a side salad and rice and serve with a wedge of lemon.

Chef Michael Mu San

Michael was a fisherman long before he was a cook and he knows fresh fish better than most.

Wine Match

Yealands Sauvignon Blanc
Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Shows lifted notes of citrus blossom and passionfruit, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and lemon zest. The palate is full and lively with juicy tropical fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish. This beautiful Sauvignon Blanc is vegan friendly and has won a trophy at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2019 as well as gold at the Berliner Wein Trophy 2019.

Roulotte Anita

Food trucks are where you will find the local Tahitians eating out. That statement there says a lot. The kicker with Roulotte Anita is they have their own boats, so if you want fresh fish cooked over coals, simple but tasty and at a price you can afford on any budget, track down this food truck. You will find it on Route de Ceinture in Puna’auia two doors down from Le Captain Bligh Restaurant.