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.
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.
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
This recipe calls for minimal ingredients. Being sure to use quality ingredients ensures the best taste.
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.
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.
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.
Other great ‘ahi recipes to try
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.
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