Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering

Pāua roe

Pāua roe

The hua (stomach or roe) of the pāua is often discarded. However, some people use it in pāua fritters or eat it by itself. It is considered a delicacy when marinated in a mixture of vinegar, sugar and chopped onions.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Pāua, kina, pipi, cockles and tuatua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006