Hawaiian Poke Recipe
When you think of standard Hawaiian foods, what come to mind?
What Is Poke?
Poke, pronounced po-kay (or po-kee for the haoles) is a lesser known Hawaiian favorite.
This raw seafood salad, a cross between sushi and ceviche, is loved by both the locals and the haole (white folk) that come to stay.
You can find fresh pre-made Poke at every fish counter in Hawaiian grocery stores and at seafood markets across the state.
Locals often stop by the market several times a week for this quick and healthy lunch.
Raw Poke Hawaiian Salad
I have to confess, we made it a goal to test every Poke Recipe we could find during our time in Hawaii, eating it nearly every day.
We ate Ahi poke, octopus poke, crab poke, oyster poke, mussel poke and several other Hawaiian fish varieties.
Our favorite, by far, was the Ahi Poke. Rich, tender, sashimi grade Ahi tuna dressed with simple ingredients to allow the essence of the raw fish to shine.
Poke is versatile and recipes are made to taste. The main components in every style are: extremely fresh seafood, Maui onion, and soy sauce. All other ingredients are negotiable.
Hawaiian Poke makes an incredible first course at a holiday dinner party and can be served as shots at a cocktail party.
It is likely to be the quickest recipe you make and have the biggest impact on your party guests.
Hawaiian Poke Ingredients
This Poke Recipe has only seven ingredients and can be made the morning of the party and set out right before it starts.
- Ahi Tuna Steaks – Sashimi grade, which means they are safe to consume raw.
- Maui Onions – You can also use sweet onions or shallots.
- Green Onions – Chopped scallion for color.
- Soy Sauce – Regular, low sodium, or gluten-free.
- Sesame Oil – For its nutty essence.
- Chile Garlic Sauce – This adds a little kick!
- Sesame Seeds – For crunchy texture.
If you like sushi or ceviche, you will LOVE poke!
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More Fabulous Hawaiian Recipes
- Hawaiian Macaroni Potato Salad
- Ahi Poke Bowls
- Hawaiian Tako Poke
- Date With Fate Smoothies
- Hawaiian Luau Bread
Ahi Poke Recipe
This perky Poke Recipe could be the life of your next party. Hawaiian Ahi Poke makes a splash on the islands, has elegant appeal, and takes only moments to make.
- Pat the Ahi tuna dry, then neatly cut it into small 1/2 inch cubes. Place in a bowl.
- Add the shallots, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, and sesame seeds.
Gently toss. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.