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Friday, July 25, 2014

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke 1

I wanted to stick to a pretty typical Hawaiian poke for the sashimi-grade tuna that I picked up from Yama Seafood - San Gabriel. So it was the usual seasonings of soy sauce and sesame oil, with the addition of chili sambal and Sriracha to kick it up a notch.

I looove spicy tuna, and while cheaper cuts are often used in the rolls, I can't stress enough that you should really splurge on sashimi-grade tuna for poke. Freshness makes a big difference, especially when you're eating raw fish.

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke 2

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke

For about 2 servings, you'll need:
1/2 lb sashimi-grade tuna, cubed
1 large shallot or 1/4 Maui or red onion, thinly sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tblsp soy sauce
1 tblsp chili sambal
2 tsp Sriracha
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 cup seaweed salad

Wash and pat dry with paper towels about 1/2 lb of sashimi-grade tuna. Slice into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke 3

Thinly slice 1 large shallot and 2 green onions. Add 1 tblsp soy sauce, 1 tblsp chili sambal, 2 tsp Sriracha, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds, and 1/2 cup seaweed salad.

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke 4

Mix thoroughly and leave to chill in the fridge for about half an hour.

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke 5

Or if you can't possibly wait, eat right away.

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke 6

Served with rice.

Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke 7


Other poke recipes:
Hawaiian Salmon Poke

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  1. I didn't learn about poke until last year, I think. And I'm totally in love with it. Salmon, tuna... love them. Will have to see about getting my hands on some fresh tuna soon and try your recipe.

  2. Nikki,
    It's not quite as popular here as in Hawaii so I guess if you're not visiting those restaurants, it'd be hard to find. It can be expensive though!


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