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Shoyu Ahi Poke Recipe

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Ahi poke may reign as THE ULTIMATE Hawaiian pupu. Cubed up pieces of raw fish tossed in an umami packed marinade sauce. Perfect with any Hawaiian plate, in a poke bowl, or served on its own. Definitely one recipe you won’t want to miss.

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Today we’re talking all about POKE (pronounced po-keh, not poki). I absolutely love poke, shoyu ahi poke to be exact. Nothing beats a few pieces, ok who am I kidding a whole bowl, of this awesome dish.

The word poke means to slice or cut in to sections. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish made of cubed up raw fish. Aku (skipkjack tuna), he’e (octopus), ahi (yellowfin tuna), and salmon are commonly used for this dish. 

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There are many variations and add ins to make poke. If you want a quick fix you can purchase pre-made packs, but what’s the fun in that?

Ingredients for shoyu ahi poke

  • 1 pound sashimi grade ahi
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
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This recipe calls for minimal ingredients. Being sure to use quality ingredients ensures the best taste.

Ahi poke is a classic addition to the Hawaiian plate lunch which also includes kālua pig, laulau, lū’au stew, chicken long rice, lomi salmon, poi, mac salad, and a scoop or two of sticky white rice. 

Where can I get ahi?

I am so blessed to live in Hawai’i where fish is plentiful. Ahi can be found at most grocery stores, farmers markets, or street vendors selling freshly caught fish.

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What are the health benefits of ahi?

Ahi is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Ahi is a great food to eat if you are on a low carb or high protein diet.

Is ahi poke gluten free?

Ahi on it’s own is gluten free, it is the add ins that would change that. This recipe uses shoyu which is not gluten free. If you are looking for a gluten free option you can swap out the shoyu for tamari sauce.

Is ahi poke eaten raw?

Sure is. If you are not a fan of raw fish you could always fry up the cubes and eat it cooked.

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How to store ahi poke?

Poke is best eaten fresh, however if you happen to have leftovers you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Can you freeze poke?

If you would like to freeze the ahi I would suggest doing it without the extra add ins. This will keep in the freezer for 3-4 months. When you are ready to use defrost in the refrigerator overnight.

How to make shoyu ahi poke?

Cube up ahi into 3/4 inch pieces and set aside.

Then thinly slice green onions and onion and set aside.

To a medium sized mixing bowl add ahi, green onion, onion, shoyu, and sesame oil.

Gently stir to combine.

Enjoy!

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Shoyu Ahi Poke

Relle Lum
Ahi poke may reign as THE ULTIMATE Hawaiian pupu. Cubed up pieces of raw fish tossed in an umami packed marinade sauce. Perfect with any Hawaiian plate, in a poke bowl, or served on its own. Definitely one recipe you won’t want to miss.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 183 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound sashimi grade ahi
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Cube up ahi into 3/4 inch pieces and set aside.
  • Then thinly slice green onions and onion and set aside.
  • To a medium sized mixing bowl add ahi, green onion, onion, shoyu, and sesame oil.
  • Gently stir to combine.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*You can substitute your choice of fish here.
*This dish requires minimal ingredients. Being sure yo use quality ingredients ensures the best taste.
*If you’d like a gluten free option, swap out the shoyu for tamari sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 28gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 185mgSugar: 1g
Keyword ahi poke, appetizers, fish, Hawaii food, Hawaiian food, keeping it relle, poke, pupu, seafood, shoyu ahi poke
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By on April 15th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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