One of the yummiest dishes from one of the most colourful countries in the world, Poke is an authentic Hawaiian speciality. The name of this delicious dish originates from the Hawaiian word “Poke” which means “to cut or to slice”. True to the origin of its name, Poke is a sliced fish salad that is an essential part of the typical Hawaiian main course. It is also one of the most famous seafood dishes in the world.
Contemporary Poke comprises of sliced Ahi, which is a yellowfin tuna, marinated in a small quantity of soy sauce, sea salt, sesame oil, chilly Hawaiian pepper, limukohu seaweed and inamona. In some cases, the tuna can be replaced with salmon. The description itself must be making you crave for it. It is the ideal dish for all adventurous seafood eaters.
Like it is in the case of most of the exotic dishes all over the world, cooking poke is a creative activity. The sauces and the spices can be tweaked here and there to suit your requirements. Keeping in mind that there is a large variety of methods to cook poke, I have mentioned below, one of the ways which I have tried out and liked.
Ingredients for cooking Poke:
Here is a list of the various ingredients you will require:
2 pounds of fresh tuna (Ahi); sliced or cubed
One full cup of soy sauce
¾ cup of finely chopped green onions
Two tablespoons of sesame oil
One tablespoon of toasted or fried sesame seeds
One tablespoon of grounded red pepper (optional)
Two tablespoons of finely chopped macadamia nuts
Directions for making Poke:
Poke is one of the most natural things to make. The time is taken for making it is extremely less. Here is how you can do it.
Take a large bowl of any material that won’t react with the ingredients.
Mix the Ahi, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, grounded pepper and the macadamia nuts nicely and put the mixture in the bowl.
Keep the container in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours and serve cold.