Fresh Yellowfin (ahi) tuna is best prepared simply. This Ahi Poke is about as simple as you can get, and yet the combination of the velvety tuna, sweet onions, nutty sesame oil and crunchy crystals of umami rich Alaea sea salt make this an addicting dish that will have you going back for seconds and thirds. While Poke is traditionally made with Kukui nuts in Hawaii, pine nuts have a similar texture and flavor and are much easier to find on the mainland.
- Toast the pine nuts in a frying pan until they are nutty and fragrant. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
- Put the tuna, cooled pine nuts, onions, black sesame seeds, sesame oil and about 1/8 teaspoon of Alaea salt into a bowl and stir to combine. It's best to let this marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or up to overnight.
- To serve the Poke, sprinkle the remaining salt on top and then garnish with the scallions.
- Serve with potato chips as an appetizer or a with a bowl of rice as a main.
Category : Entree
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- 10 grams pine nuts
- 225 grams Yellowfin Tuna, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 25 grams sweet onion (about 1/4 small onion), chopped
- 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/8 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon Alaea salt
- 1 scallion, finely chopped