Lemon Pepper Carpaccio W/Sweet Soy Sachime, Orange Jus & Wasabi Mayonasie


Serves 2 starters The fish:
  • 100g Fresh Spanish mackerel (Walu)
  • 20g lemon peppered seasoning.
Sweet soy ginger marination:
  • 4 tbsp Kikoman sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • onion,ginger,garlic(diced)
  • Sesame oil 1 teaspoon (optional) (*mix all ingredients together)
Wasabi mayo:
  • Mayonaise
  • Wasabi powder or paste (*mix ingredients together)
Orange jus:
  • 15ml of concentrated O/J
  • 1pc star anise
  • 1/4 teasp mustard seed
  • Onion, garlic, ginger (diced) (*heat all ingredients in pan and simmer until thick and consistent)


  1. Divide the mackerel into two.
  2. One piece marinate with lemon pepper, wrap with cling wrap and leave it freezer for 15 mins.
  3. The second piece marinate with sweet soy marination, quickly seal it on low heat  in a fry-pan, cling wrap and freeze it for 15mins.

Plating Up

Slice each piece into sashimi strips and serve with wasabi mayo and orange jus on the side.

Chef Javed Khan

Javed has been working at Mantaray Island for the last 4 years. He started as a kitchen hand/steward and than made his way up as a commis chef, than Demi chef, than chef-de-partie, than sous chef, than head chef. He cooks all styles of cuisine, and enjoys putting his own local flare of Indo Fijian flavours and local organic ingredients into the mix.

Wine Match

Yealands Rosé
Peter Yealands Rose 2018
This pretty light peach coloured rosé has an enticing bouquet of pomegranate, fresh strawberries and honeysuckle.  A juicy, rich palate with warming flavours of strawberry shortcake, which is given focus and length by well-balanced acidity. This lovely rosé is vegan friendly and has won silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 as well as silver at the NZ Wine of the Year Awards 2018.

Mantaray Island Resort

Located in the Fiji Islands premier destination, the Yasawa Islands, Mantaray Island Resort epitomizes the perfect Fiji holiday. Boasting idyllic white sand tropical beaches, vibrant coral reefs, a marine reserve teeming with life, fantastic cuisine, refreshing cocktails, chilled out tunes and a close affiliation with the local village, Mantaray Island Resort offers the complete Fiji experience. Whether you want to unwind in a hammock with a refreshing tropical drink, explore the marine reserve located directly off the beach, participate in our cooking classes or visit the local village, our Fijian resort offers the perfect combination. We boast some of the best swimming with the manta rays , snorkeling in Fiji and diving Fiji has to offer. With over 40 dives sites within 20 minutes of the resort, the Mantaray Dive Team will guide you through one of the world’s most pristine tropical marine environments. Learn to scuba dive at our in house dive school or take the plunge and learn to freedive at Fiji’s only accredited free dive school.