How to Make Poke(Fish Salad)

Hawaiian Salmon Poke
Good day! It's 2016 and Poke is said to be one of famous trending dish for this year. Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Pokē is the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut". Ahi poke is generally made with yellowfin tuna but in modern poke recipes raw salmon, smoked octopus, to various shell fish and generally any bite size appetizer seasoned with the common "poke" seasonings can be considered Poke.

Modern poke can be found with a myriad amount of different ingredients and combinations. Aside from the common basic ingredients such as soy sauce and sea salt poke can be seasoned with ingredients such as, inamona (roasted crushed candlenut), sesame oil, limu seaweed, and chopped chili pepper, fish eggs, wasabi, green onions, Maui onions, sriracha, mayonnaise. Other variations of poke may include cured heʻe (octopus), other types of raw tuna, raw salmon and various kinds of shell fish. Raw fish dishes similar to poke, often served in Europe, are fish carpaccio and fish tartare. See also Hoedeopbap, a Korean cuisine, marinated raw tuna served over rice. Japanese sashimi also consist of raw fish or other animals.

The selection of condiments has been heavily influenced by Japanese and other Asian cuisines. (Source Wikipedia)


Cut Ahi into at least 1/2" cubes - set aside refrigerate.
Combine all other ingredients in a large glass bowl  refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to serve toss Ahi and other ingredients together.
Serve on chilled platter with chopsticks or toothpicks.

2 lbs fresh ahi tuna
1 small round onion, julienne cut (Maui Onions preferred)
3 green onions, diced
1⁄2 teaspoon freshly grated fresh ginger
3 finely diced garlic cloves
1⁄2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon Chinese chili sauce (Rooster Brand)
1 teaspoon hawaiian sea salt or 1 teaspoon kosher salt (Source

Other Famous Poke Recipes

1-1/4 pounds fresh ahi, cubed into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup yellow onion, minced
1/4 cup green onion, minced
3 Tbsp. limu kohou (a reddish-brown seawood)
1 Tbsp. inamona (ground innards from roasted kukui nuts)
2 tsp. Sesame oil
Combine in mixing bowl; add dry ingredients and chill.

2 lbs. Ahi Tuna, cubed into 1/2 to 3/4 inch squares
3 oz. Chopped Green onion
3 oz. Diced Onion
2 oz. Chopped Ogo (fresh seaweed)
1 tsp. Red Chili Flakes
2 tbs. Soy Sauce
2 tbs. Sesame oil
Hawaiian salt to taste


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