And here we go again: Another raw fish island paradise recipe – Ahi Poke. We got to know this dish during our time in Hawaii where “poke” (poh-kay) means “to slice”. Making Poke almost has become a fine art in Hawaii and it is essential to any social gathering. It is almost like bringing a bag of snacks to a picnic. You just got to have it. Obviously, the key ingredient is a good grade of fresh fish. But in the end it is a simple, but delicious recipe and it is so easy to vary the ingredients to fit your personal taste, or to create other Poke variations.
Recipe for 2 Persons
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Cube the FISH in bite-sized pieces. Chop the YELLOW ONION in pieces and the GREEN ONION in rings. Grate the GINGER and roast the SESAME SEEDS.
Note: We prefer tuna in this recipe. Just make sure to remove the tough, white, connective tissue.
Mix all ingredients (FISH, SOY SAUCE, YELLOW ONION, GREEN ONION, SESAME OIL, SESAME SEEDS, GINGER and SEA SALT) in a bowl and eat as soon as possible. Or refrigerate a few hours before packing it up for a nice bbq or party.
Note: The proportion of ingredients can be fine-tuned to your particular taste. You can also add some finely diced jalapeno if you like.