Ahi Tuna Poke

August 9th, 2010 by Victoria

I love ahi poke. It is so delicious I could eat so much of this and not ever get full. I’m not sure if that is good or bad though. Either way I have made this a few times and my husband loves it, I made it recently for a Hawaiian themed bbq I had at my house and everyone loved it. Even the non raw fish eaters tried it and they enjoyed it!

There are many recipes for ahi tuna poke out there and for me, the plainest way is the best for me. The simple flavors really shine. Plus the ingredients I put in this recipe you can find a lot easier at your local stores. Serve this dish as an appetizer or over rice for a light and refreshing meal. Seriously if someone ordered this much ahi at a restaurant they would be paying a whole lot more for it, so really make it at home and eat all you want!!

Ahi Tuna Poke
This serving is for a group, if making at home for a couple people cut the recipe in half.

2 large filets sashimi grade ahi tuna, about 2 pounds, try not to buy the end pieces.
1.5 cups soy sauce, I use half low sodium and half regular
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
3/4 cup green onion sliced
1/2 a small maui onion sliced or any sweet onion, about 1/4 cup
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Rinse and dry the ahi tuna a couple of times. Pat dry with paper towel. Slice the ahi along the grain with a sharp knife. Cut the pieces about 1.5 to 2 inches long. Put all ingredients in a bowl or serving dish, stir gently. Cover and let chill in the fridge at least two hours before serving. Stir one more time before serving.

You will see the tuna is darker in color because it has absorbed some of the soy sauce and sesame oil. This dish is best served when it’s not ice cold, if it’s too cold, the cold temperature doesn’t let the subtle flavors shine through. Don’t be afraid to make this raw fish dish, it really is a crowd pleaser! This is so delicious, I even cook up the leftover and eat it with rice and eggs the next day. I also put out a little wasabi too for those who might want it but it’s traditionally served without it, and really it doesn’t even need it!! Enjoy!

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