Hawaiian Tuna Poke

Hawaiian Tuna Poke


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About this recipe: This is a traditional raw tuna salad served in most Hawaiian homes. Although unconventional, it is sure to please the more adventurous of seafood lovers. Be sure to use fresh, sushi grade tuna for best results.

Josh Chan

Serves: 4 

  • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) fresh tuna steaks, cubed
  • 225ml (8 fl oz) soy sauce
  • good handful chopped spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried crushed chillies (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped macadamia nuts

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In a medium size non-reactive bowl, combine tuna, soy sauce, spring onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, crushed chillies and macadamia nuts; mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

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Reviews (4)


Altered ingredient amounts. Yummy! I ommitted the nuts but all in all it was pretty good! The amount of soy sauce was a bit too much, as well as the spring onions so i reduced it. But if you're a sashimi lover here's a recipe for you! - 21 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. FANTASTIC. I would recommend halving the amount of soy, so you can enjoy the delicate flavour of the tuna. I used 4 tbsp of soy sauce (for 500g of tuna) and it was the perfect amount. I served with sticky rice, a cucumber salad, and sake, and my boyfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful little Japanese dinner at home. Thank you for the recipe!!! - 21 Jul 2008


Used different ingredients. FABULOUS! I used to get this at a sushi bar, and now I can make it at home! It's delicious! Try it over sticky rice! I took out the nuts (which I really don't care for) but I added cucumber and boiled octopus and it is exactly the way they serve it at my favourite sushi place! - 21 Jul 2008

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