If you love ahi (tuna) sashimi or sushi, then you are going to love this easy Hawaiian Ahi Poke recipe by Tasty Kitchen member A Spicy Perspective. When served in little bowls, this dish makes a stunning starter for a dinner party.
Let’s get started.
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need: sashimi-grade ahi steak, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, shallot, scallions, and sesame seeds.
The first thing you’ll need to do is pat the ahi dry with a paper towel on both sides.
Using a sharp knife, cut the ahi into 1/2-inch cubes.
Places the cubed ahi in a bowl and set a side for a couple of minutes.
To make the sauce, start by cutting a shallot into very thin slices. Make a couple of cuts to break up any shallot rings. Place the shallots into a medium mixing bowl.
Thinly slice a small bunch of scallions. Add the scallions to the bowl with the shallots.
Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, and sesame seeds to the bowl.
Look at how pretty all those ingredients are together!
Give the sauce (which also serves as a marinade) a quick stir.
Add the ahi to the marinade or add the marinade to the ahi.
Gently stir the ahi until it is coated with sauce.
Spoon the ahi into 8 individual bowls and serve immediately.
Thank you, Sommer. My husband, mother, and I enjoyed indulging ourselves in your yummy appetizer!
For more great recipes, please check out Sommer’s blog, A Spicy Perspective.
A fresh seafood salad popular all over the islands. Poke makes a splash at any holiday party served in shot glasses!
- 2 whole Sashimi Grade Ahi Tuna Steaks
- 1 whole Shallot, Sliced
- ½ cups Chopped Green Onion
- 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Seasame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Chili Garlic Paste Or Sriracha
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
Pat the ahi dry, then neatly cut it into small 1/2-inch cubes. Place in a bowl.
Add the shallots, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, and sesame seeds.
Gently toss. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.
Makes 6- 8 appetizer portions.
Alice Currah is the force behind Sweet Savory Life and Everyday Alice. She and her husband Rob are the proud parents of three children: Abbi, Mimi, and Elli. Alice is the winner of Saveur’s Cover Contest and is on the Forbes.com list of Eight of The Very Best Food Bloggers. She’s also a weekly writer for PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers. She’s the best-est.
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Danielle on 5.9.2012
We just made this last night! This recipe is amazing- brought us right back to our honeymoon in Hawaii!! Thank you so much for sharing- we never thought we’d have poke again without a return trip to Oahu!!
Marilyn on 2.20.2012
We like the shoyu poke and the avocado poke,,,, but hands down Fav is spicy poke!
Jason McVearry on 1.25.2012
If you’re in LA, check out the Poke at Poke-poke.com.. We opened this business after making poke time and time again for friends..It’s definitely taking off as a popular dish!
This is a yummy recipe!
jackie on 1.24.2012
I just had my first seared ahi salad at elephant bar restaurant..it was amazing!! I am on a quest to try more and more of this amazing food!
Fried Fish on 1.21.2012
That fish looks fresh and making me hungry – and it’s still morning. Makes me want to head to the beach and go fishing this afternoon. Back to the topic and have to say we may add this to our site so readers can enjoy another hawaiin fish recipe.
Best Juicers on 1.15.2012
wow, I’m actually not even one for ahi…but I’ve got to say, this looks (and sounds) great!
Melissa on 1.14.2012
You just HAD to post a raw fish recipe when I’m pregnant. The ahi cravings are strong!!!
Lien on 1.14.2012
you can’t call it Hawaiian, unless there is limu (seaweed). You recipe is missing one of the most important cultural ingredients. Limu is available dry in markets. Also, dry poke mixes, which include seaweed, are available in major Asian markets, e.g. Uajimaya.
Kiani on 1.14.2012
In Hawaii, we eat many different kinds of poke. This is a gret recipe. You can also do varitions with sriracha sauce, avocado, tako, etc.
Suzanne on 1.14.2012
Love this stuff!!!!!
Zee on 1.13.2012
pclairep on 1.13.2012
when i was in hawaii, i was addicted to this stuff. there is a shop in waikiki that specializes in it. i would eat in between surf breaks……every day. i even brought it on the plane with me to eat on the way home rather than that nasty plane food. it is good, nothing but protein and low in calories, which is perfect for surfing all day long.
i make it for myself stateside, but it is not the same.
Laurie - Simply Scratch on 1.13.2012
This looks absolutely beautiful! I bet the flavors are out of this world!
Susan on 1.13.2012
I discovered poke on a trip to Maui for my 50th birthday last May and like Carlie, have been dreaming about it ever since. Couldn’t get enough of it there, and have been wanting to make it in my own kitchen ever since. Thanks for the inspiration!
Carlie on 1.13.2012
I love poke! I have dreamed about it everyday since I left Hawaii. Thank you for sharing this recipe : )
Allyn on 1.13.2012
This looks to die for! Of course, my husband and I love anything Hawaiian or Asian inspired, since he’s Hawaiian Chinese and I’m, well, a southern girl who loves ethnic food.
Will have to make this asap!
All Good in Mommyhood on 1.13.2012
This looks so refreshing – love it. Can’t wait to have the kind of weather for this food.
4kidsrcool on 1.13.2012
This looks awesome! Definitely putting this out for the girls on bunco night in February!
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh on 1.13.2012
We eat poke all the time in Hawaii. So yummy. I’m a bit of a wimp though, I like mine slightly flash fried.
Heather (Heather's Dish) on 1.13.2012
i’ve seen this a million times and never thought to make it myself…it looks so fresh and delicious!