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Are you looking for a delicious party app or just simply craving poke? Look no further! This Hawaiian-inspired Poke could be the life of your party. This super simple Hawaiian ahi poke jammed packed with island flavor, and it only takes moments to make.
WHAT IS POKE?
According to wikipedia.org, Poke is cubed raw fish served either as an appetizer or main course. And is one of the main dishes of Native Hawaiian cuisine.
RAW POKE HAWAIIAN SALAD
My family and I moved to a smaller town with no poke place around (the closest is about a 30-45 minute drive). So I have been trying to test flavors to have them at home. When I find frozen Ahi at local stores, I get so excited because I know I’ll have Poke for either lunch or dinner.
UPDATE: as of Feb 2023, the new Sprouts near our home sells marinated ahi poke. We have been enjoying that option when it’s available. They also sell ahi per lb. Now I’m curious if your local Sprouts has this too.
KINDS OF POKE
You can find different variations of Poke, especially in Hawaii. I’ve tried crab, shrimp, salmon, and Ahi. My husband and I love Ahi the best. Sashimi-grade ahi tuna married with simple ingredients.
Poke is so versatile, and it is vital to use the best ingredients, and if you can find fresh seafood (even better).
HOW TO MAKE HAWAIIAN POKE
This poke recipe has only five ingredients and can be made the same day and kept refrigerated until serving time.
Ahi Tuna: sashimi grade, frozen or fresh (this is the safest to consume raw)
Sweet Onions: If you can find Maui onions, this would be perfect for Poke.
Green onions: Chopped and brings bright green color to the recipe.
Soy sauce: You can use your favorite soy sauce, regular, low-sodium, shoyu, etc.
Sesame oil: You don’t need too much; this adds the perfect nutty flavor.
Sesame seed: This is optional, but this adds a crunchy texture.
1- If frozen, completely thaw the frozen Ahi in the fridge (allow it to defrost thoroughly)
2- Pat dry Ahi, then neatly cut into cubes. Place in a bowl.
3- Add onions, green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil to the bowl.
4-Gently toss and serve immediately or refrigerate.
HOW LONG WILL THIS RAW POKE LAST?
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can also judge the fish; make sure it doesn’t have a slimy/extra fishy smell (which are signs of spoilage).
Kindly tag me on Instagram (melshealthybowl) if you make this recipe. I’d love to see your creation.
HOW TO SERVE POKE?
If you are serving this as an appetizer, you can serve this poke with some wonton chips, taro chips, tortilla chips, and even bite size seaweed wraps. If you are serving this as a main course, you can simple serve it over rice, add some mix greens on the bottom for extra crunchy texture.
Think healthy, not thin! ENJOY!
Hawaiian Ahi Poke
- 1 lb Sashimi grade ahi
- 1/4 cup Green onions
- 1/4 cup Sweet onion
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame oil
- 2 tsp Sesame seeds (optional)
- If frozen, completely thaw the frozen Ahi in the fridge (allow it to defrost thoroughly)
- Pat dry Ahi, then neatly cut into cubes. Place in a bowl.
- Add onions, green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil to the bowl.
- Gently toss and serve immediately or refrigerate.
Spicy mayo (optional)
- Combine 2 tablespoon vegan mayo and 2 tablespoon sriracha