Recipe By Josh Chan
Published Nov 20th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 2h Ready In 2h 15m
Servings 4 to 8 servings Calories 395.6

This is a standard raw tuna (poke) salad served in most Hawaiian homes. Although unconventional, it is sure to please the more adventurous seafood lovers. Be sure to use fresh tuna for the very best flavor, although fresh frozen tuna will produce acceptable results.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh tuna steaks, cubed
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped macadamia nuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium size non-reactive bowl, combine Ahi, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, chili pepper, and macadamia nuts; mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 395.6
  • Carbohydrate 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol 102.2 mg
  • Fat 13.7 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 58.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 3695.8 mg
  • Sugar 2 g


  1. Having just returned from Hawaii we were still hungry for Ahi Poke which we ate there several times. I found this recipe and tried it and it was wonderful. Reducing the soy sauce was a great suggestion that I used. I toasted white and black sesame seeds and added them. I also made a light - Read more ...
  2. It was awesome! We get this dish as a shared appetizer at our local 5-star sushi joint and i decided to give it a try at home. I improvised from this recipe to try and match the way they make it at the restaurant. Made a much smaller amount because I was testing it out. - Read more ...
  3. This isn't good at all. I live in Hawaii and we sometimes get free ahi. I like the taste of poke better with cubed ahi, sesame oil, shoyu, tahini, a dash of oyster sauce, chopped chives, chopped maui onion, minced garlic, and seaweed. All to taste. You can omit the oyster sauce or omit the - Read more ...
  4. Poke does not have mac nuts in it. NEVER. The native "kukui nut" is some times added after it has been made into a preparation called "inamona." It does not taste like mac nuts. Leave out the mac nuts and add only enough shoyu to coat the fish and you'll have a modern rendition on - Read more ...
  5. We frequently eat tuna and hubby likes to rub the fish with sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. He then gives it a one minute sear on a very high heat. I happen to have some frozen from a previous dinner party, so this worked out perfectly for me. I didn't measure any of - Read more ...
  6. Aloha! Very ono recipe. A few suggestions: serve on thinly sliced green & red cabbage side orders(small bowls of the following: wasabi use low-sodium soy sauce (we like Aloha shoyu) red Hawaiian chili pepper water side dish of inamona (kukui nuts) sliced pickled Maui onion and ogo (seaweed).
  7. This is simply divine! I made the recipe exactly as written to be able to give it a fair review. Not fair to make changes and then rate "my" recipe. I have made this several times since trying the suggestions of other reviewers. Always turns out great. I just don't think that you could ruin - Read more ...
  8. FANTASTIC. I would recommend halving the amount of soy, so you can enjoy the delicate flavor of the tuna. I used 1/4 cup of soy/teriyaki sauce (for 1 pound of tuna) and it was the perfect amount. I too omitted the nuts and instead of red pepper I dusted a little wasabi powder over the - Read more ...
  9. Yummy! I ommitted the macadamia nuts but all in all it was pretty good! 1 cup of soy sauce was a bit too much, as well as the 3/4 cup of green onions so i reduced it. But if you're a sashimi lover here's a recipe for you!

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