Ma'Oa and Pahua Tairo (Tahiti)
grated from coconuts, seawater and shrimps
salt and black pepper
The snail of the ma'oa may be extracted from the shell either by breaking the shells with a hammer or by boiling them for a few minutes if you wish to keep the shells intact.
Wash the snails and remove the pocket of black matter. In the case of the pahua, a bivalve, the muscle adhering to the shell should be severed, the animal extracted from the shell, and the black matter removed.
Soak in fresh water for a few hours. Mix with the taioro, then add the chopped onions and garlic plus seasoning. Serve at room temperature.