I’m sharing my copycat recipe of Foodland’s Spicy Ahi Poke. Foodland is a popular grocery store chain in Hawaii famous for their poke and many people think Foodland has the best poke on the islands. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that Polynesians were making hundreds of years before any outside contact. Traditional Poke is made of cubed raw fish, sea salt, seaweed & crushed kukui nuts – it’s eaten on it’s own as a snack or appetizer. The evolved version that most people are familiar with, the Poke Bowl is heavily influenced by Japanese cuisine, like many local dishes in Hawaii – Japanese immigrants contributed heavily to Hawaii’s culinary melting pot. It became cubed raw fish, marinated in various Japanese ingredients such as soy sauce and sesame oil served over rice. Spicy Ahi Poke super simple to make at home, you toss cubed ahi in an addictive spicy creamy sauce and serve it with rice, you could also serve the spicy ahi poke as a appetizer with taro or wonton chips.
You can find sashimi grade ahi tuna at your local Japanese or Korean markets. I got this at H-Mart