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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!
- 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.