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Ahi Poke

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Ahi Poke is a raw fish salad that is served on pupu {appetizer} platters, as a side dish, or as an entree all over the Hawaiian Islands. I will admit…I was a bit skeptical about eating raw fish, it just goes against everything that we mainlanders are used to! But you know what, I got over my fear and gave it a try…and it’s delicious….

Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke | cookingwithcurls.com

What is Ahi Poke?

Poke is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut”. More traditional versions include aku {an oily tuna} and he’e {octopus}, but ahi {yellowfin tuna} is becoming increasingly popular. To be honest, I am not sure exactly what type of tuna that I used. I found it individually packaged in the freezer section and it is deep pink, which is the color I remember the Ahi Poke being on all of the pupu platters in Hawaii, LOL

Ahi Poke whole cookingwithcurls.com

This is one of the easiest appetizers that you will ever make. 🙂

How to make Ahi Poke:

Dice ahi into small pieces and place in a bowl…..

Ahi Poke cut cookingwithcurls.com

Add the shoyu {soy sauce or coconut aminos}, sesame oil, onions, ginger, garlic and sesame seeds…..

Ahi Poke mix cookingwithcurls.com

Toss to combine. Serve immediately as an appetizer or entree…..

No Pu pu platter is complete without Ahi Poke | cookingwithcurls.com

as a side dish…..

Instant Pot Kalua Pork bento lunch with sticky rice, Hawaiian potato salad and poke | cookingwithcurls.com

or as part of an Ahi Poke Stack…..

The traditional Ahi Poke has grown up and been transformed into a fun Ahi Tuna Stack for a delicious summer meal | cookingwithcurls.com

Just substitute fresh ahi for the Bumble Bee version in the recipe. 😉

Notes:

  • For a Paleo Ahi Poke, substitute coconut aminos and you may need more salt..but do a taste test first.

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Enjoy!!

raw ahi poke sprinkled with sesame seeds in a white bowl

Ahi Poke

Ahi Poke is a raw fish salad that is served on pupu {appetizer} platters, or as an entree all over the Hawaiian Islands. Now you can make your own at home!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna, raw, soy sauce, Hawaiian, luau, recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces fresh raw ahi {yellowfin tuna}
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium shoyu soy sauce, or coconut aminos
  • ¼ teaspoon alaea Hawaiian red sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • ½ Tablespoon minced maui or red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped green onion
  • ¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Dice ahi into small pieces and place in a bowl.
  • Add the shoyu {soy sauce or coconut aminos}, sesame oil, onions, ginger, garlic and sesame seeds. Toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 214mg | Vitamin A: 1885IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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2 Comments

  1. You have no idea how excited I am to try this! It is served at one of my favorite restaurants and I get it every time! Can’t wait to make it myself! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. I love a lot of Hawaiian food, but have never tried the raw fish. Your ahi poke looks delicious! Thank you for sharing you recipe with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

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