Poke - pumpkin or banana

Poke is a traditional dish of the Cook Islands that is often eaten as a side dish instead of bread or potato, but it’s great as a dessert as well.

SERVES6
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDessert
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDessert

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 150°C. 
  2. Place mashed pumpkin or banana into a medium pot and continue to mash and mix over a medium heat until it forms a thick paste and comes to the boil. If you are using banana it will have changed colour and become almost purple. Remove from heat and allow to cool. 
  3. Once cooled, mix in tapioca powder until it is smooth and lump-free. 
  4. Spread the mixture into an oiled loaf tin or baking dish that will allow the mixture to be about 2 to 3cm thick. 
  5. Cover with tin foil and bake for approximately 2 hours or until a smooth skin has formed on top. 
  6. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into small squares. 
  7. In a small pot mix the coconut cream, water and cornflour. 
  8. Heat gently stirring constantly until the mixture has thickened then remove from heat. 
  9. Serve poke with coconut sauce.
  • 3 cups
    cooked mashed pumpkin or mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cups
    tapioca powder (arrowroot starch)
  • 1/3 cup
    coconut cream
  • 3/4 cup
    water
  • 1 tbsp
    cornflour
Per serve
  • Energy
    1095kJ
  • Total Fat
    4.2g
  • Saturated Fat
    2.4g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    55.8g
  • Sugars
    18.9g
  • Dietary Fibre
    2.8g
  • Protein
    1.9g
  • Sodium
    17mg