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Tuna Poke マグロポケ

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    Refreshing tuna poke with avocado, lemon juice, and ogo seaweed, marinated in spicy soy sauce, and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

    Tuna Poke in a bowl.

    Today I’m sharing a very popular Hawaiian dish called Ahi Tuna Poke (Pokē) which consists of cubed raw ahi tuna/yellowfin tuna marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sea salt, some seaweed, and chili pepper.

    Tuna Poke in a white dish.

    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.

    Tuna Poke in a white bowl.

    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.

    Tuna Poke in a white bowl.

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    Tuna Poke
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
    Refreshing tuna poke with avocado, lemon juice, and ogo seaweed, marinated in spicy soy sauce, and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: maguro, sashimi
    Servings: 2 as appetizer
    Author: Namiko Chen
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Tuna Poke Ingredients
    2. If your tuna is not cubed (I bought pre-cut tuna sashimi from a Japanese market), dice it into 1/2 inch square pieces across the grain.
    3. Soak ogo seaweed in water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and chop into small pieces.
      Tuna Poke 1
    4. Slice avocado into cubes and scoop up with a spoon.
      Tuna Poke 2
    5. Squeeze some lemon juice on avocado to keep it from turning brown.
      Tuna Poke 3
    6. Slice the green onion into small pieces.
      Tuna Poke 4
    7. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
      Tuna Poke 5
    8. Add the seasonings and toss all together.
      Tuna Poke 6
    9. Serve on a plate (you do not need to marinade) and sprinkle roasted white sesame seeds and Shichimi Togarashi.
    Recipe Notes

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