Ah, poke. This traditional Hawaiian dish comes from humble beginnings, but has risen exponentially in popularity since the 1970s- and rightfully so! For centuries, Hawaiian fishermen cut their catch of raw fish into cubes and seasoned it with whatever ingredients they had. Today, Poke is a well known appetizer or entree that has gained a cult-like following (myself included!).
Poke looks fancy, and tastes fancy but is oh-so-simple to make for yourself. We took a simple poke recipe from the web and gave it a kick with some Tequila Jalapeño Deliciousness and some homemade spicy mayo. The result was a spicy, tangy twist on an old favorite, and a new staple in our own kitchen!
Tequila Jalapeño Ahi Poke
Original recipe by Jason Chan on allrecipes.
• 1 pound fresh tuna steaks, cubed (Make sure to get sushi grade salmon)
• 1/2 cup- soy sauce
• 1/4 cup- chopped green onions
• 1 tbsp- sesame oil
• 1 1/2 tsp- toasted sesame seeds
• 1/4 cup- Tequila Jalapeño Deliciousness
• 1/4 cup- diced cucumbers
• 1/2 avocado
In a medium size bowl, combine Ahi, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and Tequila Jalapeño Deliciousness. Mix well.
Serve your combination over white rice and top with cucumbers, avocado, and spicy mayo. Voila! Enjoy your meal!