One of the most iconic foods from Hawaii is a dish called poke. It is a traditional Hawaiian dish that usually consists of raw fish and various seasonings which may include soy sauce, sesame oil, Hawaiian salt, onions, chili peppers... and the list goes on. I wanted to create a chicken wing appetizer with the flavorings of poke. This is a very simple recipe, but it is bursting with flavor.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
12 mins
22 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Pat wings with paper towels until completely dry.

  • Fry wings in the hot oil until very crisp and no longer pink in the center, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer wings to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

  • Mix soy sauce and sesame oil together in a large bowl; add wings and toss until completely covered. Sprinkle salt, macadamia nuts, and red pepper flakes over wings and toss to coat.

Cook's Notes:

Use inamona (roasted Hawaiian kukui nut) in place of the macadamia nut, if desired.

Two tablespoons fresh or rehydrated chopped ogo can be sprinkled on at the end, if desired.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 11.3g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 27.2g; cholesterol 31.8mg; sodium 2095.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Made as written except that I left out the salt. The soy sauce was plenty salty enough. To bring some pink to it I ground of some pink peppercorn and sprinkled that in there instead. Good recipe! Read More