Hawaiian Poké is a fresh fish bowl dish that has taken local eateries by storm. Its main feature is simple, raw ahi tuna, a staple of Hawaiian meals which is wonderfully showcased in this flavorful dish. This yellowtail tuna may be the star of this dish but be warned – this dish is best eaten in Hawaii with the real star being the shores from where this tuna is fished. But if you can’t get yourself to Hawaii just yet, you can still enjoy this trendy dish right at home. Here’s a simple recipe which offers complex taste.
Hawaiian Poké Recipe Ingredients
1 lb. ahi tuna, sushi tuna
½ c. flat sweet white onion
½ c. scallions
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 tsp. honey
red pepper flakes
Hawaiian Poké Recipe Preparation
The key to this dish is fresh ingredients. Do not attempt to make this if you are losing low grade tuna. And when eating raw fish, make sure you buy from trusted fishmongers.
Take your tuna and cut into cubes slightly larger than dice-sized. Thinly slice your sweet white onion and place in a bowl of chilled water. Slice your scallions very thinly and place in same bowl of chilled water. Strain, rinse and dry.
In a large bowl add your cubed tuna, sweet onion, scallions and mix. In a separate small bowl, add your soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, a pinch of salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes and mix well. Add this mixture to your tuna bowl. Mix well so that all your tuna is covered.
Serve immediately or let marinate and enjoy!
Wine Pairing forHawaiian Poké: A great pairing to match the sweetness of the fish and sweet onion as well as the sapidity of the soy sauce is a white wine which can withstand both but not outshine the simplicity of this dish. A German Riesling would work well or a young white Tuscan Vermentino.