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Ahi Poke

This Ahi Poke recipe is certainly easy to prepare and a great combination of flavors with the fresh fish still the center of attention. Perfect appetizer or main course!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: ahi poke, fresh tuna, hawaii, Hawaiian Tuna Tartare, poke salad, tuna, tuna tartare
Servings: 8
Author: Kyle


  • 1 ½ Tablespoons sesame oil, or toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced green onion, light green portion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, about 1-2 cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • ¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup thinly julienned or chopped sweet onion, Maui, Vidalia, or Walla Walla onion
  • 1 pound sashimi-grade ahi fillet, cut into bite size pieces (See Gr8 Tips below)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, green onions, garlic, sesame seeds, macadamia nuts, and red pepper flakes.
  • Add the onion and ahi to the bowl and gently stir with a rubber spatula to combine all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and let marinade in fridge for 1-2 hours to absorb the flavors.
  • Garnish with the chives.
  • Serve as an appetizer with chips, crackers or on it's own.  Serve as a main dish with salad or rice.


Gr8 Tips for Preparing the Ahi:
  • Be sure to buy “sushi grade” ahi.  This means that it is very fresh or that it’s been deep-frozen.
  • Once home, remove the fish from the packaging, pat it dry, wrap in plastic, and keep in the refrigerator.
  • When slicing, use a clean cutting board because fish can pick up other flavors.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Great8Friends or tag #gr8food!