Poke Loco

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Fish | 2 comments



Hawaiian fishermen have been dicing clean, fresh fish for centuries; seasoning up the raw cubes for a tasty snack.  Buying Poke from the deli in a fine seafood shop is pricey. And, sometimes I prefer a version without a lot of accoutrements.  I want a bite of cold sparkling tuna with a fine edge of ginger, heat, soy, sesame, and saltiness.










So, here is my Poke panache...









Simply cube the fish with a sharp knife for pristine cuts.  Toss the cubes with soy or tamari sauce, sesame seed oil, freshly grated ginger, thinly sliced spring onion, crushed red pepper, and black sesame seeds.  Chill the Poke for at least an hour; taste and adjust seasonings and add Pink Himalayan (or kosher) salt to taste.

I suppose this is my latest food obsession—not to be confused with Pokémon (a pocket monster).



  • 12 ounces super fresh wild sushi grade tuna
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy or tamari sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger (to taste)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons finely sliced spring or green onion
  • 2 teaspoons seeded finely minced jalapeno or flaked red pepper (to taste)
  • ½ Tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • Pink Himalayan or kosher salt (to taste)


  1. Cube the fish with a very sharp knife into ½ inch cubes. Place the fish in a small shallow bowl. Pour the soy or tamari sauce over the fish. Stir in the remaining ingredients and chill for at least an hour. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve well chilled as an appetizer.
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  1. 4-13-2015

    POKE IS ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITEST GOOD ON THE FACES OF THIS PLANET…..I wait all year til we go to Hawaii to get my poke fix!! Does costo have sashimi grade fish in order to make poke?
    Something else to talk about when you come in june!!

  2. 4-13-2015

    Hi thanks Peggy Poke is one of all time favorite things of all time. I been known to go into a place planning on getting something else. See that on the menu and change my mind. Thanks for the recipe… Your the best can’t wait to make it….

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