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Chef John's Hawaiian-Style Ahi Poke

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars
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"The technique for making poke is so basic that even the most inexperienced cooks can get something close to what they'd get in a restaurant. But the one catch is you have to use only the freshest possible tuna, even if that means frozen."
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Ingredients

servings 231
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, sliced onions, macadamia nuts, seaweed, pepper flakes, and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Place cubed tuna into bowl. Pour in marinade and stir to distribute evenly. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Mix again.
  3. Serve topped with toasted sesame seeds, sliced green onions, and a sprinkle of lemon or lime juice, or seasoned rice vinegar.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Do not add vinegar or citrus juice to the marinade. You won't get the same texture that we're looking for here.
  • I like to serve this on sushi rice with sliced seasonal vegetables. Other options include cold noodles, or on a salad, or with fried wonton chips as an appetizer.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Consuming raw seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 231 calories; 11.6 3.1 28.3 51 1197 Full nutrition

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Holy Poke, this is a GREAT recipe! I followed Chef John's instructions and made no changes. There are few ingredients, and each are important. I think that it would be a big mistake to devia...

Most helpful critical review

I really wanted to love this, it looks so good. But all I could taste was soy sauce. I'll go back to one of the other poke recipes on this site, instead.

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Holy Poke, this is a GREAT recipe! I followed Chef John's instructions and made no changes. There are few ingredients, and each are important. I think that it would be a big mistake to devia...

This is so good! Don't forget to add a squirt of lime juice at the end. That was a huge improvement to an already great dish. I served this on a bed of sushi rice surrounded by fresh produce ...

I place some of the tuna on a cookie sheet then placed the tuna in the oven at 400 degrees for 4 minutes as half of my family cannot get past the raw fish. It was just enough to allow my entire...

Recipes was great - reminded me of the Poke I had in Hawaii last year in Maui. Next time I will add Cucumbers and Avocado just like other Poke recipes suggest, but wanted to make as is - always...

We have a local place here that is called Poke Bowl. They have so many things you can put in your basic poke. I appreciate the basic Poke. This is basic and very good! I did not use the mac nut...

This was great. I didn't have any fresh ginger so I used a tiny bit of ground. I also added an avocado and served with tortilla chips. I also used House of Tsang brand hot sesame oil. It adds a ...

Love Chef John's recipes, made this one at dozens of times. Always add some jalapenos for my husband and serranos for me!

As good as any restaurant..

This was very easy to make. Also tasted delicious .served it with cucumber, red peppers and rice