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Tuna Poke | JustOneCookbook.com Before I start talking about today’s Ahi Tuna Poke recipe, I want to thank everyone for your support and patience during my hosting migration.  The migration process lasted longer than I initially expected.  It’s a long technical and boring story so I won’t go into details, but I’m happy to say everything is back to normal!  There will be no more “Database Connection Error” message that you had probably seen on my site often (hopefully not a lot).

Starting today I could finally use email; however, I’m sorry to inform you that I’ve lost some emails that came in during the migration process.  If you don’t receive any reply from me for the next 36 hours, please consider that I did not receive your email and I appreciate if you can email me again.  I did not expect this would happen initially and I apologize for the inconvenience.  My email address is still the same.

I also want to thank Kita, Charles, and Laura who kindly assisted me with helpful information prior to server update.  Thank you guys!  Now let’s move onto today’s recipe, delicious tuna poke.

Today I’m sharing a very popular Hawaiian appetizer dish called Poke (Pokē).  It’s a raw salad that consists of cubed ahi tuna (yellowfin tuna) marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sea salt, some seaweed, and chili pepper.  Traditional poke consists of sliced fillet served with sea salt, seaweed, and limu, but there are many variations of the modern Poke like my recipe today.  My husband loves Poke and we sometimes prepare differently with diced tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and so on.

I bought this Poke Mix which already includes Ogo seaweed (orognori).  If you are vegetarian or don’t eat raw fish, you can easily substitute the tuna with tofu.  I hope you enjoy this super quick and delicious Poke!

Thanks again for your continued support at Just One Cookbook!  Have a great weekend and see you next Monday!

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Tuna Poke Recipe
 
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Serves: Serves 2-3 as appetizer
Ingredients
  • ¼ lb sushi-grade tuna
  • 1 avocado
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 green onion
  • ½ Tbsp. Ogo seaweed from Poke Mix
Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ Tbsp. La-yu
  • Sea salt
Toppings
Instructions
  1. If your tuna is not cubed (I bought pre-cut tuna sashimi from a Japanese market), dice it into ½ inch square pieces across the grain.
  2. Soak ogo seaweed in water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and chop into small pieces.
  3. Slice avocado into cubes and scoop up with a spoon.
  4. Squeeze some lemon juice on avocado to keep it from turning brown.
  5. Slice the green onion into small pieces.
  6. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  7. Add the seasonings and toss all together.
  8. Serve on a plate (you do not need to marinade) and sprinkle roasted white sesame seeds and Shichimi Togarashi.

Enjoy!

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  • kat October 25, 2012, 5:35 pm

    my husband’s favorite :)

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  • Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers October 25, 2012, 5:43 pm

    That looks delicious Nami! I love tuna! I’m glad you blog migrating problems are gone.

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  • Terris @ Free Eats October 25, 2012, 5:48 pm

    So glad you got everything worked out Nami! That’s always stressful. I love Poke and when we go to visit family in Kauai we enjoy making it (I just have to use gluten-free soy sauce). Looking forward to trying your recipe!

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  • Eri October 25, 2012, 5:50 pm

    Welcome back Nami! I was thinking of you my friend.
    I love this dish, so easy and I love the combintaion of flavors, I’m going to make it for sure! Hugs and Kisses

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  • Mel October 25, 2012, 6:02 pm

    I never had this before but it sure looks real delicious. I guess it taste heavenly delicious not just delicious!

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  • The Life of Clare October 25, 2012, 6:07 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve just got home from Hawaii and had so much tuna over there!

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  • Hyosun Ro October 25, 2012, 6:15 pm

    I love this dish, Nami. Simple and beautiful. Tuna and avocado are my favorites.

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  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 25, 2012, 6:31 pm

    i think i’ll be moving mine to a new server when the contract expires in December, i’ll have to stack up on some chocolate before i do a thing.
    And while i do that i hope you’ll come over to make this for dinner. looks and sounds delish!

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  • wok with ray October 25, 2012, 6:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious. Well, I didn’t even know that you migrated your blog. I am thinking about doing that perhaps when my contract is about to expire. I’m glad that the process is over for you. Have a good weekend, Nami! :)

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  • Kimby October 25, 2012, 6:53 pm

    Nami, I love ahi tuna. The fact that you added avocado to it just makes it all the more appealing! Sorry to hear about your web/email woes… I just subscribed (at last!) and look forward to more of your delicious food!

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking October 25, 2012, 7:37 pm

    I am glad everything is back to normal!
    Your Tuna Poke looks fantastic and very delicious, Nami! I can imagine the taste once its seasoned. Well done as always!

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  • Sophia October 25, 2012, 7:41 pm

    I remember the last time I moved hosts. GOD WHAT A NIGHTMARE!!! So I totally can feel you angst and frustration the last few days! I’m glad it’s over and your site is back up running and healthy. Speaking of healthy, what a heart-friendly dish! I’ve never really tried poke like this before. The only time I had poke was in an Italian restaurant on top of crostini.

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  • Laura @ Family Spice October 25, 2012, 8:02 pm

    YEAH! Welcome back! We are so making this the next the hubby goes fishing. Love ahi tuna. Our favorite thing to do when he has fresh tuna is to eat it sashimi-style. Melts in your mouth! I’m so glad your move is done. Like I told you, it’s a necessary evil and it means that you have tremendous readership! We love you!

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  • Ashley - baker by nature October 25, 2012, 8:54 pm

    Yay! You’re back! And this looks delicious – love tuna!

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  • Eha October 25, 2012, 9:00 pm

    I looked at the name and a Q-mark appeared in my mind! From where: of course, my spritual home Hawaii, where I almost ended up making my home many yeaars ago :) ! Love the recipe, love your easy variation on the theme! Can’t see myself accessing La-yu, but looked it up and can substitute! Hope all your annoying problems are over :) !

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    • Nami October 26, 2012, 9:24 am

      Thank you Eha! :)

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  • A_Boleyn October 25, 2012, 9:01 pm

    Very intriguing dish. Sushi grade tuna is so expensive here that the chances of my making it are scare but maybe a raw salmon version would be more doable. :) Don’t know where I’d find the ogo seaweed though.

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  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen October 25, 2012, 9:02 pm

    This is so delicious! I can’t wait to try this tuna recipe! Glad to see you back,Nami! Don’t worry , we are all still here and always look forward to your amazing recipes!

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 25, 2012, 9:02 pm

    So glad the migration has been successfully done! And this poke – YUM! I absolutely love poke but I never thought to make it at home!

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  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 25, 2012, 9:05 pm

    So glad you’re back and everything is working! This dish looks amazing!

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  • Vicki Bensinger October 25, 2012, 9:18 pm

    I love tuna poke and yours looks bright and refreshing. Great tutorial and photos.

    Glad to hear your tech stuff is back to normal.

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  • sheri October 25, 2012, 9:44 pm

    Mouth is watering. Seriously!

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  • Stephanie October 25, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Nami, what type of tofu can be used if the ahi is not available? I live in the desert so ahi is hard to come by and poke is a family favorite. I always purchase extra firm tofu, freeze it, thaw and squeeze all the water out, but I don’t think it would work as an ahi substitute.
    Thanks!

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    • Nami October 26, 2012, 10:22 am

      Hi Stephanie! I use firm tofu. I never froze tofu before and that’s an interesting technique. Here’s what I normally do.

      Drain tofu and place on a plate lined with 2-3 paper towels. Cover tofu with another 2-3 paper towels. Then put another plate on top to compress the tofu and squeeze out the excess water. I leave it at least 15 minutes before cutting into small cubes.

      I wouldn’t call tofu as “substitute” for ahi tuna; however, if someone doesn’t like raw fish but still want to try Poke or eat something light, I think tofu is the best alternative. :)

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  • Kim Bee October 25, 2012, 10:24 pm

    Love this recipe Nami. I’m a huge hawaiian recipe lover. Ahi tuna poke is the bomb.

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  • Kel October 25, 2012, 10:42 pm

    Yum! Poke is so ‘ono (delicious)! Your version looks oishi. Aloha from Hawai’i!

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    • Nami October 26, 2012, 10:25 am

      Hi Kel! Ono means delicious. Thanks for teaching me! Arigato for your kind message. Aloha! :)

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  • albertocook October 25, 2012, 11:07 pm

    I like it

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  • donna mikasa October 26, 2012, 12:01 am

    Before I finished reading the entire post, I was going to send you some Poké mix! I didn’t know it was readily available to you. You could very well cut the ahi cubes smaller and wrap the mixture in temaki rolls–yum!

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    • Nami October 26, 2012, 10:29 am

      Hi Donna! Aww you are so sweet! Thank you very much! It looks like I’m in luck with Poke Mix! I found it in Japanese supermarket here. I’m going to make temaki with poke next time – that’s a fantastic idea!

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  • Andrea October 26, 2012, 12:13 am

    Nami, I had never ever heard of a “Poke” before but the flavors sound so delicious and harmonious together! Love the clear instructions and the wonderful photography and just looking at it makes me so incredibly hungry. This also looks like it would be great to serve at a dinner party!

    Have a wonderful weekend! I am glad to see that your blog is “back on track” and all is weel again!

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  • Jenny October 26, 2012, 12:21 am

    Gee that looks tasty, Nami. I’ve never done sushi food, but I do have a bottle of La-yu brought home from Japan.. so maybe it’s time I gave it a try!

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  • ping October 26, 2012, 1:28 am

    Ooohhhh … poh-keh! For a moment I was thinking of something similar to a poke cake and if this requires poking a fish … duh. I do love this dish and your presentation here looks so mouth-watering! I’ve had the pleasure of trying different types of poke when holidaying in Honolulu some time back. I’d totally forgotten about this dish. Now I’ve a sudden craving!

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  • ChopinandMysaucepan October 26, 2012, 1:48 am

    Dear Nami,

    I have never even heard of this dish but it looks beautiful and simple to make that I am defintely going to try it this summer.

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  • Sanjeeta kk October 26, 2012, 2:33 am

    Like the way you diced Avocado..

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  • Ann@Anncoo Journal October 26, 2012, 2:50 am

    Healthy and delicious :) Love the pics!

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  • Hotly Spiced October 26, 2012, 4:23 am

    I’m so glad all your computer issues have been sorted. i have never heard of tuna poke before but it looks like a delicious recipe and I love anything with avocado xx

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  • Rosa October 26, 2012, 4:44 am

    Fabulous! I love salmon poke and yours looks just so mouthwatering.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  • Baby Sumo October 26, 2012, 5:03 am

    Looks really healthy and delicious!

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  • Choc Chip Uru October 26, 2012, 5:24 am

    I love the way you execute this tuna dish my friend it’s gorgeous :)
    Glad your problems are fixed :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  • Lan | angry asian October 26, 2012, 5:58 am

    gorgeous photos! i would pick out the avocados while my beloved would pick out the tuna, so it’s the perfect dish to share.

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  • Balvinder October 26, 2012, 7:11 am

    Gosh! It looks good!

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  • kitchenriffs October 26, 2012, 7:12 am

    Great looking dish! Tuna has such a terrific flavor and it’s one of my favorites. Sorry you had problems in changing servers, but glad everything is back to normal.

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  • Dara October 26, 2012, 7:55 am

    Love this. I adore poke and that tuna looks gorgeous. Good luck with your techinical issues, we’ve all been there.

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  • mjskit October 26, 2012, 8:39 am

    We fell in love with poke on our Hawaii trip a few years back! I think we ate it everyday. :) I’ve only made it once, actually, Bobby made and it was quite good, but not as good as what we got in Hawaii. Thanks for the heads-up on the Poke Mix! I’ll have to look for it, or order it online if I can find it. You pictures and recipe have me craving it! Now to find some decent tuna. UGH! Have a great weekend and SO glad that you survived the hosting migration! Everything looks great!

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  • Anne @ Webicurean October 26, 2012, 9:16 am

    Love it! Last year on our honeymoon in Kauai we found a little hole in the wall that had the best box lunches–tuna poke was one of the sides, and I could have eaten it every day. Actually, I may have. I think I need to try this at home now! That looks absolutely scrumptious.

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  • Mi Vida en un Dulce October 26, 2012, 9:23 am

    All that technical things is a pain, and I can say that because I work in a technical enterprise, so I have to deal with that all the days.
    Great the migration ended, that allows us to have this great recipe from you…!!!

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  • Katerina October 26, 2012, 9:28 am

    I was beginning to worry when I saw these weird messages but since everything went back to normal it is ok! I love avocado and I haven’t tried it with fish. Sounds like a very tasty and unique dish!

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  • Linda | The Urban Mrs October 26, 2012, 9:36 am

    How delicious! Love sashimi so much that I’m afraid I will crave for it when I’m pregnant. LOL. Hooray for new hosting site. It must be overwhelming during the process but I’m glad to hear it’s over now.

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  • Vijitha October 26, 2012, 10:06 am

    Glad that everything is back to normal. That looks so good. I am a huge avocado fan and love its addition here.

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  • mycookinghut October 26, 2012, 10:13 am

    Yum yum! Looks absolutely healthy and delicious!!

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz October 26, 2012, 11:25 am

    Huge fan of tuna like this, it really looks so delicious. I can feel the tuna melt in my mouth is looks so fresh.

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  • Belinda @zomppa October 26, 2012, 2:59 pm

    Hurray that things are back up to speed! This dinner looks like my kind of meal for sure. So flavorful!

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  • Agnes Zeer October 26, 2012, 3:51 pm

    I’m always amazed the amount of work you put into your website. Today’s recipe looks wonderful and will try it asap.

    Thanks you so much Nami

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    • Nami October 26, 2012, 8:43 pm

      Hi Agnes! Thank you – blogging, especially food blogging takes a long time as we have to plan a meal, cook, take pictures, edit photos, etc etc… but it’s fun especially working with food! :) Technical part is the tough part for me. So many things I want to get it done but I’m lacking knowledge. :) Thanks for your feedback Agnes!

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  • Kelly @ Inspired Edibles October 26, 2012, 4:16 pm

    I love the name of this recipe! Who wouldn’t be tickled by a little tuna poke :). I love all the fresh sushi accompaniments to the fish and you know what I could see myself adding here? A touch of mango or papaya… oh my goodness… (I swear I was Thai in another life ;-)). Thanks for mentioning the connection error – I thought it was just me!

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  • Delishhh October 26, 2012, 4:35 pm

    One of my favorites. I can eat a lot of this. We go back to Hawaii for our winter vacation in a couple of weeks. I eat this a lot :). Great recipe! Glad you are up and running again too!!

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  • yummychunklet October 26, 2012, 6:20 pm

    My sister who’s in Hawaii loves this! I’ll have to try this recipe on her when she visits Chicago for Christmas.

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  • Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings October 26, 2012, 11:38 pm

    Welcome baaaaaaack! Glad you are LIVE again! As usual, an amazing Japanese dish can be found here! Anything with sichimi togarashi is a winner in my book!

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover October 27, 2012, 2:49 am

    Dear Nami, thanks for stopping by my blog while I away for vacation. Your tuna poke sound so refreshing and flavorful.

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  • Sissi October 27, 2012, 4:43 am

    Congratulations, Nami, for all the incredible work you are putting into your blog! You have changed the hosting company so quickly!
    This salad is a pure delight. I haven’t had it but I simply know: the avocado, my beloved tuna and seasonings… I have been admiring a similar avocado and tuna salad in my Izakaya Cookbook for such a long time and have been meaning to prepare it for what seems like eternity. I like Hawaiian cuisine more and more! (I have been preparing Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken for months and still love it).
    Do you have any tips concerning “sashimi grade” tuna? (Apart from the freshness which of course is not as good here as in Japan). I often buy tuna (I love it!), but only grill it (it’s half raw inside but it’s still not 100% raw…), so I was wondering if you had any tips when choosing a steak for raw use (they sell it in steaks only). I am always choosing the clearest, the most tender-looking steaks, but am not sure if it’s the same for raw tuna.

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    • Nami October 29, 2012, 11:09 am

      Hi Sissi! Thanks. :)

      I’m not a specialist here in terms of fish regulation, but in Japan all the fish is labeled as “for sashimi” or “for cooking”.

      I think “sashimi grade” simply means that it can be safely eaten raw. A piece of “sashimi grade” fish must be eaten in a few days, but after a certain period of time, it’s still edible but must be cooked prior to eating.

      Though I heard that there were any USDA standards regarding the term “sashimi grade”. You should ask fishmonger if the “fresh” fish can be eaten as raw.

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  • Ramona October 27, 2012, 5:09 am

    I am so happy your migration is finally over. Things like that scare me so much.. especially since I am not computer-smart. I love getting your recipes again….and this looks fresh and bright. Lovely as always my friend!! Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

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  • Blackswan October 27, 2012, 8:50 am

    So sorry to hear about your hiccups & glad everything’s alright now. I can imagine the frustration of going thru all these. The tuna poke seems to be a relaxing starter to relief some of the tension there. Hahaha! Would love to have some of that.

    Nami, I’m planning to visit Tokyo sometime next mth. Can’t wait to see all my Japanese friends again & eat my fave Japanese food. Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!

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  • Priscilla@ShesCookin October 27, 2012, 6:08 pm

    Migrated is stressful, no? Glad to see JOC is back online! Ahi tuna poke is one of my faves (brings back memories of Hawaii, sigh) we actually have a place called North Shore Poke a few blocks away that I frequent. A few months back, I posted a poke made with white fish and mango to change it up a little – it’s all good :)

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  • Baltic Maid October 27, 2012, 9:12 pm

    I am glad your technical issues have been resolved. I am terrified when something goes wrong on my site because I have no clue how to fix it…
    Tuna Poke, I have never heard of it. it looks lovely! I love reading your blog. I learn new things all the time. Thank you!

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  • Lynna October 27, 2012, 9:34 pm

    The first time I tried poke was salmon poke at Bellagio buffet and I fell in love. However, I have never heard of poke before so I was very confused when I read the name of the dish. I`m so thankfully you posted this recipe for tuna poke!

    And, Congrats on the migration! I`m glad it was successful.

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  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet October 27, 2012, 10:48 pm

    Ohhh this looks very yummy and I’ve actually never heard of Poke mix :) Would love to try and I love the mix of tuna and avocado hehe ~

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had issues with emails and having lots some contacts! it’s the worse :( Hope it’s all sorted out now!

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  • Raymund October 28, 2012, 12:16 am

    Glad to see you had fully migrated!

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  • peachkins October 28, 2012, 2:43 am

    This dish looks very appetizing, Nami!

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 28, 2012, 3:04 am

    Oh you poor thing Nami! Technical issues are never fun are they? But I’m glad to hear that it’s all behind you now and we’re reading about this delicious tuna poke!! :D

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  • The Café Sucré Farine October 28, 2012, 3:27 am

    Such a pretty dish Nami! I’m not a big raw fish eater but I think you might be able to entice me with this one!
    How funny that you know Jamie, it is a small world indeed!

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  • Soni October 28, 2012, 5:46 am

    I know how all these technical behind the scene work can keep you busy,since I’ve been quite busy myself :)But your Tuna recipe sounds fab!I love the fact that you’ve used Avocado here too and I bet it tastes delicious:)Never tried the dressing before and need to find it now :)

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  • Bam's Kitchen October 28, 2012, 7:48 am

    I am glad your migration is complete and I dread the day I have to do this, but now I know who to ask for questions… Your tuna poke is lovely and love the combination of the succulent tuna and creamy avocado. Fresh like the sea… Delicious. Take care, BAM

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  • Valerie Brunmeier October 28, 2012, 10:35 am

    My oldest son (Boy #1) is crazy for ahi. Ever since he was very young he was just crazy for it. I’m going to show this post to him and I know he’s going to want to try it. Maybe it will inspire him to make it!

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  • Reem October 28, 2012, 10:46 am

    I’m so happy migration went smoothly gal!!!
    Now u take a little break n relax, I know
    W this was no easy sr
    Tress free job..
    Recipe looks delicious!

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  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts October 28, 2012, 11:20 am

    Ahhh, I finally know what a Poke is! It’s somewhat like a ceviche! This definitely makes for a light, refreshing dish!

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  • Gourmantine October 28, 2012, 1:38 pm

    Hi Nami, happy to hear everything is back to normal. The tuna dish looks wonderful! :)

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  • Charles October 28, 2012, 1:57 pm

    Hi Nami – glad the hosting switchover went smoothly (ish), even if it was longer than expected. I do hope you don’t experience any problems anymore. I love the look of this “poke” (I love that name, but I guess it’s pronounced more like “pok-eh”, right?). Still…, makes me want to make it on the name alone, although I can imagine the flavour – must be so fresh and tasty with that lovely tuna and lemon!

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  • Anne@FromMySweetHeart October 28, 2012, 2:07 pm

    What a light and easy dish, Nami! I think even I could do this! I love spicy tuna and avocado! Beautiful photos as always! : )

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  • Liz October 28, 2012, 2:14 pm

    Oh, this looks amazing, Nami! You may just find me at your doorstep next time you make this…it may be may favorite meal EVER! Kita is going to help me move my blog…there’s no way I could do it without her expert assistance! Glad you’re back to normal. xo

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  • The Squishy Monster October 28, 2012, 4:20 pm

    This is one of my favorites! (I’m glad your issue has been resolved, I know how frustrating, long and tedious it can be)!

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  • Christine @ Cooking Crusade October 28, 2012, 4:31 pm

    Mmm this looks so good – you’re making my mouth water!! Just love the look of the fresh flavours with the silky fish yumm

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  • Karen (Back Road Journal) October 28, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I only have one source for sushi grade tuna and this recipe looks like a reason to stop by when I return from my vacation.

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  • Yelena October 28, 2012, 5:12 pm

    Happy to see you again, Nami! Lovely dish you have here, very healthy. Seaweed is very nice addition here. Yum-)

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  • Allen at Cook! Bake! Share! October 28, 2012, 7:17 pm

    My wife loves tuna poke – thank you for showing how to make it at home! She will appreciate the avocado in this recipe, too! The tofu poke sounds like a flavorful version for (non-fish-eating) vegetarians. Allen.

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  • Gomo | cHowDivine October 28, 2012, 8:01 pm

    I love this dish! It looks so pretty too! My hosting service changed their servers a few months ago. Even that was a pain. I’m glad to hear that your hosting migration problems are a thing of the past. :-)

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  • Gina October 28, 2012, 8:20 pm

    I love poke, I only wish I could find the tuna here to make it at home. I’ll just drool over yours. Glad you got everything done, wish I could have been of some assistance, but I don’t think the technical side will ever be my thing.
    -Gina-

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  • Alyssa October 28, 2012, 11:22 pm

    Before we found out about our next move, we thought we were going to Hawaii when we left here. My husband lived there before for a few years and he always talks about the poke. Great recipe! I’ve been wanting to take another trip down to the fish market and I think I may add tuna to my shopping list. He would love it if I surprised him with this!

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  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 28, 2012, 11:52 pm

    We moved a large website that needed 13 servers from one host to another last year and John didn’t sleep for 4 days. I totally understand your pain.

    What a beautiful salad!

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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 29, 2012, 2:40 am

    Never thought of pairing avocado with tuna. Looks like a fresh and delicious combo :)

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  • Sandra October 29, 2012, 5:25 am

    My husband would devour this in a heartbeat!

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  • Lyndsey@TinySkillet October 29, 2012, 6:46 am

    This looks so good Nami, I will definitley try it. I like the Shichimi Togarashi added to it. Must taste so good…I would like some now for breakfast! I am always excited seeing the dishes you have for us!.

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  • Asmita October 29, 2012, 8:15 am

    I always order this at a restaurant and have been wanting to try it out at home, for a long time.
    I love how you have incorporated tuna and avocado. Delicious!

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  • Candice October 29, 2012, 9:44 am

    Hi Nami,

    I love Poke! Where did you find the Poke mix?

    I’m glad to hear your hosting migration is fixed. =)

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    • Nami October 29, 2012, 12:16 pm

      Thanks Candice! I think I got it in Nijiya. :)

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen October 29, 2012, 11:02 am

    I love tuna, and this sounds like a wonderful way to eat it :)

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  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb October 30, 2012, 3:10 am

    yay, I glad that u can finaly have some peace with that hosting problem of yours.

    I have never tried to cook with tuna, its just not very common from where I come from, but yours looks so nice with the avocado. thanks for sharing nami!

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  • Lori Lynn October 30, 2012, 10:44 am

    Oh, this looks so fresh and delicious. Avocado is a terrific companion to the tuna.
    LL
    P.S. You must have a million chopstick rests Nami!

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  • Food Jaunts October 30, 2012, 5:23 pm

    Oh that looks yummy – I love that mix of tuna with avocado :) We actually always get this dish at a local restaurant, I’m not sure why I never tried to make it at home before! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  • Terra October 30, 2012, 7:14 pm

    This is a recipe my hubby would go crazy for, he adores spicy tuna rolls for sushi, and we love very lightly seared tuna. Actually, we haven’t had tuna in awhile, and now I am kinda craving it now:-) Fantastic! Hugs, Terra

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  • Kristy October 30, 2012, 8:34 pm

    Raw, fresh tuna is hands-down one of my favorite foods on earth. I wish tuna wasn’t so mercury laden, because I could easily eat it every day. This salad is fabulous Nami and I can’t wait to try it. I’m salivating just thinking about it and of course your photos are drool worthy too. :)

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  • Patty October 30, 2012, 9:38 pm

    This is one of my favorites! I’ve never thought about making my own tuna poke at home, now just need to find sushi grade tuna and a few ingredients-thanks for this recipe Nami;-) I’m happy your computer issues are now behind you;-)

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  • Martyna @ Wholesome Cook October 31, 2012, 3:42 am

    Oh isn’t server move a pain? We’ve lost many of hours working on mine… Glad everything is back to normal for JOC, Nami. As far as this recipe is concerned I often make something similar for lunch, but I like to add some wasabi for extra heat as well. As you said, each to their own. Beautiful photos!

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  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) October 31, 2012, 7:49 am

    Congrats on completing your migration. I’m such a tech dummy–when stuff goes wrong, I’m completely helpless.

    Tuna poke is one of my favorite treats when in Hawaii. There’s one particular dish served nacho style that I’ve been meaning to imitate for a few years. Your version is easy and lets the freshness of the tuna shine through. :)

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  • PolaM October 31, 2012, 5:09 pm

    That looks delicious! I want some now!

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  • kita October 31, 2012, 7:20 pm

    I just experienced my first poke this summer. It was amazing and now I want to go back and try more! This recipe looks beautiful. (as always) ;)

    Sorry I didn’t see this sooner! Thank you for including me and I am glad I could help! I hope things run a lot smoother for you now. :)

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  • Carolyn Jung November 7, 2012, 8:58 pm

    Every time I go to Hawaii, I can practically live on poke. Seriously! Love the stuff. I wish it was more readily available here in stores. In Hawaii, you can actually get big tubs of poke at Costco. Yes, Costco! ;)

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  • Shirley November 7, 2012, 10:17 pm

    I like the sound of the fresh flavors in this! I had sashimi once maybe 10 years ago and didn’t like it … it didn’t taste like it was flavored with anything, just the iron taste of raw flesh. I’d love to try this with the avocado, lemon, and green onion.

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  • Hannah November 9, 2012, 9:56 am

    Stunning photos, Nami! This is a favorite of ours when we go out so now I’m excited to try it at home. Thank you!

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  • Nic@diningwithastud November 14, 2012, 5:13 pm

    I cant wait to try tuna poke when Im in the US next year :D

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  • Nam @ The Culinary Chronicles November 28, 2012, 10:24 pm

    I could have Poke every day and yours looks super ONO! :)

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  • Sam May 7, 2013, 1:23 pm

    Hi Nami,

    Can you substitute tuna with salmon? Recipe looks amazing

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    • Nami May 8, 2013, 11:09 am

      Hi Sam! Yes you can. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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      • Sam May 9, 2013, 2:28 pm

        Hi Nami,

        It turned out it really well but i used Kizami Nori. The only thing is i can’t find ogo seaweed. Is there another name for ogo seaweed? I”m going to make the recipe again :-)

        Take Care
        Sam

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        • Nami May 10, 2013, 3:02 pm

          Hi Sam! Thank you so much for writing feedback! Glad to hear it turned out well.

          According to wiki, it says ogonori is also called ogo or sea moss. I took out only ogo from Poke Mix (http://justonecookbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Poke-Mix.jpg).

          If you can get sashimi-grade fish, I hope the same store (maybe) carry the poke mix. Good luck! :)

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