Are you an adventurous eater? I know lots of people shy away from raw fish but I gotta tell you this Ahi Poké is FANTASTIC! If you love seafood, sushi, sashimi and the like, you’ll love this too!
I’ve loved poké (correctly pronounced poke-ay, many say poke-ee) since the first time I had it in Hawaii many, many years ago. For some strange reason, ever since I moved to Florida I’ve consumed a LOT of Ahi Poké. Maybe it’s the hot weather and living in shorts and sleeveless shirts year round, I seem to be making better choices when I go out to eat. Luckily, poké is so common on restaurant menus that I just can’t resist when I see it.
But why wait to go out to eat to enjoy some ahi poké? It’s really simple to make, all you need is some fresh sashimi grade tuna. I found a fantastic fish market near my house and all the seafood is so fresh and delicious.
There’s lots of variations for ahi poké, but they all seem to have a little soy sauce (I used Shoyu soy sauce), green onions, sesame, perhaps some ginger, etc. I chopped up some macadamia nuts I had in the pantry and toasted them with some sesame seeds. Added a wonderful little crunch which I liked. I ate it with sesame rice crackers, some seaweed salad and avocados. Such a delicious lunch!Print
- 1 lb. sashimi grade ahi tuna, cut into small cubes
- 3 Tbls. Shoyu soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 tsp. grated ginger
- 1.5 tsp. garlic chili sauce
- 1 tsp. rice vinegar
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 2 Tbls. macadamia nuts, finely chopped
- 1 Tbls. sesame seeds
- a few grinds of Hawaiian (alaea) sea salt – optional
- Serve with:
- rice crackers or crispy wonton strips
- avocado (on the side or cubed and added to poke prior to serving)
- seaweed salad
- In skillet over medium high heat, toast macadamia nuts and sesame seeds. Be careful not to let it burn. When golden, remove from heat, add a little salt and give it a stir. Set aside to cool.
- In bowl, add shoyu, sesame oil, ginger, chili, rice vinegar and green onion. Whisk to combine. Add ahi and macadamia/sesame mixture, stir to evenly coat the ahi. Set aside and chill for an hour prior to serving.