Last Updated on April 21, 2020 by Kathryn Donangelo
This Best Ever Tuna Poke recipe is so easy to make at home! It’s light, fresh, healthy and delicious! Loaded with the freshest tuna and all the flavors you dream of in fresh poke!
YOU GUYS! I’m getting married in exactly one MONTH from tomorrow. Time is flying by but I managed to get this recipe out because it’s just too good sooo here it is:
My fiance went fishing a few weekends ago and came home with a Bluefin Tuna..YAY! So of course the first thing we had was sashimi, and then poke, and then sashimi again. Fresh tuna tastes the best raw and I can legitimately say haven’t had a better tasting tuna..thanks babe. Here is a photo below of Matt and his catch!
This is by far the best homemade poke I’ve had and I’m not just saying that because Matt caught it.. 😉 Poke is a cross from sashimi (raw fish) and ceviche (marinated fish) that is filled with so much wonderful flavor that is so succulent it nearly melts in your mouth.
We are going to Maui, Hawaii for our honeymoon in a few weeks and I am SO excited! It’s my first time traveling to Hawaii, ever and I’ve been hearing all sorts of great things about their poke! Some say Hawaii has some of the best poke in the world so I am excited to see what the hype is all about.
I don’t normally ever purchase tuna from grocery stores, even living in Monterey, CA..it’s extremely difficult to find fresh tuna. Frozen tuna can make acceptable poke it’s hard to compare it to fresh tuna. The best way to get the freshest tuna is going to your local fish market in town.
I made an Easy Ahi Tuna Poke a few years ago that is slightly spicy, has more of a mild flavor and has avocado chunks in it- SO good you need to try it after you make this one. I used a Yellowfin Ahi tuna in that recipe and for this recipe I used Matt’s catch of a Bluefin tuna. Ahi is easier to find and slightly paler in color. Both recipes pair perfectly with my Homemade California Sushi Roll!
Some other additions to add to make the ultimate poke bowl is:
- brown or white rice
- mixed greens or a salad
- avocado slices
- fresh shelled edamame beans
- fresh jalapeno slices
The Best Ever Tuna Poke
- 1 pound sushi-grade Tuna, Ahi or Bluefin cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
- 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
- 1 garlic clove freshly grated
- 4 green onions thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup red onions thinly sliced
- Cucumber slices to dip
- Place the tuna cubes in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, and garlic. Pour over the tuna and toss to coat. Stir in the green and red onions. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes. Serve with cucumber slices or over brown or white rice!
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I just had to share this mouth-watering photo of our sashimi we enjoyed from the last piece of fresh tuna we had. It was SO delectable I crave it every time I look at this photo.