Fresh & Delicious: How to Make Hawaiian Poke-1

Fresh & Delicious: How to Make Hawaiian Poke

Recreate your favorite island dish at home

On Big Island, it’s all about fresh ingredients. Chef Angela Zink whips up some of the best locally sourced meals on the island, including this mouthwatering Hawaiian poke recipe which is the perfect blend of spices and textures for a major flavor burst. Made from fresh, raw tuna, poke is one of our favorite things to eat when we’re visiting Hawaii, and it turns out it’s quite easy to make at home. Get to the market and grab the best sushi-grade ahi you can find and try it for yourself tonight.


♦ 1lb sushi grade ahi (also known as yellowfin tuna), cut into small cubes
♦ 1 tbsp sea salt
♦ 4 tbsp Tamari
♦ 1/4 cup finely diced Maui onion (or other mild onion)
♦ 1/4 cup chopped scallions
♦ 1/4 cup finely chopped ogo seaweed
♦ 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
♦  1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts


In a large stainless-steel bowl, add the chopped ahi and the sea salt, and let cure and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes. Afterward, add all remaining ingredients to the bowl, mixing thoroughly. Serve immediately, with an ice-cold glass of light and crisp Kona Brewing Company lager.

To have Angela cook for your on your next Hawaii vacation, contact your concierge. 

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Colleen McNamara