Homemade Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke

You don’t need to go to Hawaii to enjoy poke! This classic Hawaiian style poke recipe is a simple and basic tuna poke recipe that’s easy to make and unbelievably delicious!

Many of you might not know just how easy it is to make authentic tasting poke right in the comfort of your own kitchen.  Follow along and you will learn that with just a few ingredients, you can make this famous Hawaiian dish in no time!

Homemade Hawaiian style poke served in a white bowl being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

What is Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke?

Hawaiian style Ahi poke is raw tuna that’s been cut into little cubes and seasoned with salt, seasme oil, togarashi (red pepper) then sprinkled with sesame seeds and green onions.

Other popular poke recipes include tako/octopus and salmon.

Where did poke come from?

Poke, pronounced (poh-KAY), began with fisherman who would take their leftover raw fish pieces, season it and eat it as a snack.

Contrary to popular belief, traditional poke did not contain any soy sauce.  Instead, it was seasoned with just Hawaiian sea salt, seaweed and ground candlenut meat.

Our recipe, is very similar to traditional Hawaiian tuna poke with the addition of some sesame oil, togarashi (red pepper) and a topping of fresh scallion/green onions.

What ingredients do I need and what are the instructions to make ahi poke?

Ingredients:

  • Sushi Grade Ahi Yellowfin Tuna
  • Ogo Seaweed Mix
  • Sesame Oil
  • Coarse Sea Salt (MUST be coarse otherwise will be too salty)
  • Togarashi (can replace with red pepper flakes)
  • Toasted Sesame Seed

Combine raw tuna with seasonings and mix well.  Refrigerate for 10 minutes, top with sesame seeds and green onions and enjoy!

Homemade Hawaiian style poke served in a white bowl, top down shot.

What kind of fish do you use in ahi poke?

Authentic poke uses ahi, as known as yellowfin tuna.

What can I serve with ahi poke?

  • Bed of Salad with Cucumbes, Avocados or Edamame
  • Steamed White Rice or Sushi Rice as a Poke Bowl
  • Lightly Salted Cauliflower Rice

What is the nutrition information for this ahi poke recipe?

  • 314 Calories
  • 1g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 56g Protein
  • 8g Fat
  • 88mg Cholesterol
  • 864 mg Sodium
  • 1000mg Potassium
  • 17mg Calcium
  • 2mg Iron
  • 240ui Vitamin A
  • 1mg Vitamin C

Homemade Hawaiian style poke served in a white bowl, close up shot.

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Now, let’s get making this Homemade Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Marination Time 10M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Place dried Seaweed Mix into a bowl with water.   Re-hydration should take around 2-5 minutes.

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3) Dry ahi/yellowfin very well, chop into 1/2″ x 1/2″ cubes and set aside.  Note – make sure the ahi/yellowfin is very dry, otherwise it’ll dilute the flavors.

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4) In a small mixing bowl, combine Sesame Oil, Coarse Sea Salt, Togarashi, Toasted Sesame Seed and mix well.

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5) Add ahi/yellowfin tuna into the small mixing bowl and gently combine.

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6) After Seaweed Mix is re-hydrated, squeeze out excess water from Seaweed Mix, add gently combine with poke mix.

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7) Gently press a sheet of saran/food wrap down onto the poke mix and refrigerate for 10 minutes to meld the flavors together.

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8) Finely chop green onions and set aside.

9) After 10 minutes, gently mix in chopped green onions, transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy chilled!

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Homemade Hawaiian style poke served in a white bowl.

Homemade Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke

You don't need to go to Hawaii to enjoy poke! This classic Hawaiian style poke recipe is a simple and basic tuna poke recipe that's easy to make and unbelievably delicious!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian American, Hawaiian
Keyword: hawaiian style poke, tuna poke recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Marination: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 314kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Sushi/Sashimi Grade Ahi/Yellowfin Tuna
  • 2 tbsp Seaweed Mix 
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Coarse Sea Salt MUST be coarse otherwise will be too salty
  • 1/4 tsp Togarashi can replace with ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Place dried Seaweed Mix into a bowl with water. Re-hydration should take around 2-5 minutes.
  • Chop ahi/yellowfin into 1/2" x 1/2" cubes and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine Sesame Oil, Coarse Sea Salt, Togarashi, Toasted Sesame Seed and mix well.
  • Add ahi/yellowfin tuna into the small mixing bowl and gently combine.
  • After Seaweed Mix is re-hydrated, squeeze out excess water from Seaweed Mix, add gently combine with poke mix.
  • Gently press a sheet of saran/food wrap down onto the poke mix and refrigerate for 10 minutes to meld the flavors together.
  • After 10 minutes, transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy chilled!

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Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 1000mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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