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!
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?
- 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!
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
Looking for other ahi recipes?
- Sesame Crusted Pan Seared Ahi Steaks
- Seared Blackened Ahi Tuna Steak
- Seared Yellowfin Tuna Tataki
- Spicy Tuna on Crispy Shiso Leaves
- Japanese Style Tuna Tartare
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
1) Gather all the ingredients.
2) Place dried Seaweed Mix into a bowl with water. Re-hydration should take around 2-5 minutes.
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.
5) Add ahi/yellowfin tuna into the small mixing bowl and gently combine.
6) After Seaweed Mix is re-hydrated, squeeze out excess water from Seaweed Mix, add gently combine with poke mix.
7) Gently press a sheet of saran/food wrap down onto the poke mix and refrigerate for 10 minutes to meld the flavors together.
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!
Hope you enjoy your Homemade Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke!!
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Homemade Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke
- 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
- 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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