reader’s recipes: tuna poke

April 3, 2013

DSC_1049 copyTuna Poke

1. 4 green onions, minced
2. 1/2 tsp sugar
3. 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped (optional)
4. 1 avocado cubed
5. 1/4 cup dried seaweed
6. 1/2 lb. sashimi-grade tuna (maguro or ahi) cubed (about 1/2″ – 3/4″)
7. 1 tsp sesame oil (I used 1 tbsp)
8. The best salt in the house
9. 2 tsp soy sauce (I used 2 tbsp)
10. 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds (I used 2 tbsp)

I added more sauce than the recipe she gave me because I wanted to make sure everything was completely coated, but if you just want a light coating of sauce, I’d stick to the original amounts.
Toss everything together except the salt. Sprinkle the salt over the poke and serve over rice. For some extra added spice, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes. Actually, Ben and I did a downpour of red pepper flakes rather than a sprinkle because we like it spicy.

DSC_1032 DSC_1041This recipe comes from Jozen of Lola’s Girl. Jozen is such a sweetie and we have been blog friends forever. I’m hoping she’ll make her way down south (or maybe we’ll go up north), so that one day we can actually meet. She totally knows how much I love sushi, so when she shared this recipe with me, I knew I wanted to try it out and share it with you. Ben and I aren’t typically a fan of raw tuna because the flavor is a little too mild for us, but in this dish, it was fantastic. The different flavors blended so well together and I especially loved the crunch you get from the macadamia nuts. We made this for our little date/movie night we had in our room on Friday night. I’m pretty sure this will be made for another date/movie night soon. I do still have some macadamia nuts leftover, so those need to be put to good use.

Want some other past reader’s recipes? Try Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Vietnamese Chicken Pho, and Paella Valenciana. Do you have a recipe you would like to share? If so, leave me a comment or just send me an email. I’ve had good luck with the ones I’ve tried so far, so I’d love to try more out and share it with everyone else! Thanks Jozen! This one was definitely a hit!  

10 comments on “reader’s recipes: tuna poke”

  • Marrryie says:

    Looks yummy, but yikes, I hope you did not feed the children the raw tuna?? Not good for their tummies at all. 🙁

    • mycakies says:

      No we haven’t given them raw sushi yet. This was for in-house date night.

    • Peter Mueggler says:

      I would not have to worry about that, I love it so much there is no way my 2 year old will see any on her plate.

  • Frédérique says:

    That sounds delicious! I keep wanting to try some every time we are in Venice as I see so many people eating it (I think there is a place famous for it over there) but somehow never managed to try it yet. I may just end up trying this recipe instead! Thanks for sharing! Oh and I don’t think you should have to explain yourself about the way you feed your babies. Seriously, an educated mother of 4 healthy kids with a dietician husband and an organic garden in your backyard, I think you know what your are doing:)

  • Karen says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I made it last night as my boyfriend is a huge sushi/tuna/sashimi fan and he loved it. I cooked my tuna on the pan for a minute or two as I don’t like raw fish and we both really enjoyed it! Great stay-in date dinner! 🙂

  • Jozen says:

    Awe! I’m just getting to this now! Been busy as heck 🙁 . So happy you and Ben liked it 🙂

    I hope you guys make your way up North! Remember you always have a place to stay (and playmates for your girls!)

    Missed visiting this space so much!


  • Jessixa says:

    Making this tonight using sashimi salmon…can’t wait!

  • Sara says:

    I just made this for dinner. It was soooooo good and so simple! Poke seems so gourmet so I was surprised how simple it was. Thanks so much!

  • Neville says:

    Neville says

    It looks delicious but the secret in this is to find sashimi-quality tuna. There is the rub. It is not easy to find a fish stall that has the freshness required for sashimi.

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