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Ita Mita is a traditional fish dish from the Cook Islands. The dish typically features grilled or fried fish, which is marinated in a mixture of coconut cream, lime juice, onion, and various herbs and spices. The fish is often served with taro or other starchy vegetables.
The recipe for Ita Mita can vary depending on the island or family making the dish. It is a popular and flavorful dish often served on special occasions and celebrations.
Ita Mita is made with reef fish or other fish commonly found in the waters around the Cook Islands. However, bonefish could be used as a substitute if it is available and widely consumed in the region where you are located. Bonefish have a strong flavor and may require different marinating times and techniques than other types of fish.