Delicious Ahi Tuna Poke

Ahi Tuna Poke

We’re back on Marco Island in Florida, and one of my favorite things to do is visit as many happy hours as possible. Marco Island can be pretty expensive, so I’m all for the cheap drinks, but it’s all the half-priced seafood appetizers I’m really after. Pretty much every restaurant on the island has a happy hour and bonus points when it’s on the beach before the sunset.

The Oyster Society is a new restaurant on the island, and I just had to check out their happy hour from 4:30-6 pm. Cheap draft beer, glasses of wine, and freshly made sangria with rosé and St. Germain. Yum! We ended up ordering a ton of blue point oysters ($1.50 each), mini lobster rolls ($7), and tuna poke with seaweed salad served in a coconut shell ($7).

Wall Art At The Oyster Society
Wall Art At The Oyster Society

It got me thinking that I have not made my own tuna poke in quite a while. I have a killer recipe that I made to mimic a dish I could not get enough of at one of my old go-to restaurants in North Carolina. It was a good thing I figured out a recipe to improve upon because the restaurant closed shortly after. I was obsessed and made it for a bunch of dinner parties, and now I’m sharing it here. Enjoy!

Delicious Ahi Tuna Poke

To feed 4 people, mix the following ingredients and let sit in the refrigerator for 20 min to 1 hour before serving. Pair with rice (especially coconut rice), multiseed crackers, or wanton chips.

1.5 lb sashimi-grade tuna steaks, cut into half inch cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/2 Vidalia onion, very thinly sliced
3 green onions, chopped
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
4 Tbsp crushed Macadamia nuts

Optional: garlic to taste, freshly grated ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, wasabi or sriracha mayo drizzled across the top

Addendum: You can limit the sesame oil down to 3-4 Tbsp, but I personally prefer more.

One Messy Mama

13 Replies to “Delicious Ahi Tuna Poke”

  1. I’m from Hawaii so obviously I’ve eaten a lot of poke. I’m excited to try this recipe! #GlobalBlogging
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    1. I didn’t know you were from Hawaii. Let me know what you think and if you have ways to improve it from a local perspective. I have seen so many variations at this point, and they are pretty much all delicious!

  2. Looks delicious.
    Think I might try my hand at this and I love the art work #globalblogging

    1. Super easy recipe! I couldn’t help taking a picture of her. 🙂

  3. I’ve never heard of tuna poke before! Love the way it’s served in a coconut shell 🙂 #globalblogging

  4. That looks scrumptious! #globalblogging

  5. Oh this just looks gorgeous…I have to admit I have never had poke, but I love all the flavours in this and I love tuna sashimi, so I am sure I would really love this! Thanks for linking it up to #CookBlogShare 😀 Eb x
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  6. These are exactly the flavours I’m craving right now – and so easy to put together – I love it!

  7. This is a great dish. Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging

  8. Oh, this looks so delicious, the tuna must be absolutely gorgeous served like this! #CookBlogShare

  9. Yummy! This is an excellent lunch recipe. I will try to prepare it for my family when we have a gathering. Is there an alternative to the soy sauce?

    1. I have not used coconut aminos in this recipe before, but it is often used as a soy substitute. It may work here too.

  10. It is looking so yummy. I particularly liked the wall art there at the Oyster Society.

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