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Chef John's Hawaiian-Style Ahi Poke

Rated as 4.81 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..

I loved it but I think I over salted according to my food critics (family). I will give it another try.