Hawaiian Ahi (Tuna) Poke Recipe

Looking for an easy Hawaiian Ahi (Tuna) Poke recipe? Learn how to make Hawaiian Ahi (Tuna) Poke using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by missye

Makes 4 servings



Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is served in most Hawaiian homes and restaurants as a side dish, and no gathering in Hawaii would be complete without a few bowls of poke. In Hawaiian, poke means "cut piece" or "small piece." Poke is bite-size pieces of raw fish doused in seasonings. Poke is actually the Hawaiian version of the elegant Japanese sashimi (a combining of the Hawaiian and Japanese taste for raw fish). The fish for poke is sometimes even lightly seared or fried. For centuries, Hawaiian fishermen cut their catch of raw fish into cubes and seasoned it with whatever ingredients they had. Modern versions make use of seasonings brought by the many different cultures of the Islands, such as soy sauce, onions, tomatoes, and chilies. Poke is so common in the Hawaiian culture, that you can stop at a local grocery store and choose from several freshly made varieties.

Recipe Ingredients for Hawaiian Ahi (Tuna) Poke

2 pounds fresh tuna steaks, cubed
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 sea salt

Recipe Directions for Hawaiian Ahi (Tuna) Poke

  1. Cut Ahi into at least 1/2" cubes - set aside & refrigerate.

  2. Combine all other ingredients in a large glass bowl & refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  3. When ready to serve toss Ahi and other ingredients together.

  4. Serve on chilled platter with chopsticks or toothpicks.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 293.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.5g
24%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Sodium
2413mg
101%
Potassium
877mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
5.9g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
70.4g
Vitamin A 119% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 5% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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