Poke is a popular dish in Hawaii, but it is very difficult to find great poke on the mainland. If you are craving this local dish (like I always am!) here’s a great recipe to get you started. I generally eat poke simply with a side of rice (and maybe a few pieces of roasted nori). Even though it might be a little more expensive, purchase a quality piece of sushi-grade ahi. Usually, I can find great ahi at Asian markets, where you can also find the rest of the ingredients as well!
- 1 lb fresh ahi (sashimi grade), cut into bite-sized cubes
- 3 tbsp soy sauce (aka “shoyu”)
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp ground ginger (or fresh, grated, if you have it)
- ½ tbsp minced garlic
- ¼ cup green onions, chopped
- ⅓ cup sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
- Pairing Suggestion: warm, cooked white rice
- In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.
- Add the green and yellow onions and stir until coated
- Gently toss the shoyu mixture in a medium sized bowl until the ahi is completely coated. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
- Serve over rice or as a side dish.