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RECIPE: tuna poke

When Mike texted me yesterday, saying he’d make dinner, I didn’t know what to expect. Little did I know that he had an ace up his sleeve and he surprised me with amazing tuna poke. We both love fish, especially when it is served in form of maki, ceviche or sashimi. Tuna poke is a raw salad, usually served as an appetizer in hawaiian cuisine – which is where Mike knows it from. Most commonly it is made with yellow fin tuna, sea salt, fresh cilantro, chili, sesame oil and soy sauce. However, for the modern version you can also throw in lime juice, tomatos, green onion, maui onion or bell peppers, and it is usually eaten with a side of tortilla chips. Basically, it is really yummy marinated sashimi: healthy and absolutely delicious!

Tuna Poke Recipe

What you’ll need:
– super fresh raw tuna
– lots of cilantro
– fresh chilis and/or chili oil
– garlic
– lime juice
– sea salt
– soy sauce
– sesame oil
– toasted sesame seeds
– onion or bell peppers (optional)
– tortilla chips

The preparation is super easy and doesn’t take up much time. Start by dicing your tuna into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. If you want the poke to be more of an appetizer, you can also cut the tuna pieces even smaller, to get the consistency of a salsa or dip. Then, in a smaller bowl, prepare the marinade/dressing with sesame oil, soy sauce, fresh lime juice, chopped cilantro, garlic, chilis, sea salt and chili oil. Mike didn’t really follow any exact measurements, just go by taste – but watch out, the sesame oil does have a slightly bitter taste, so don’t use to much of that. Mix the marinade with the tuna and let sit for at least an hour in the fridge. Top with fresh cilantro, finely cut bell peppers and fresh lime, serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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  • 6 years ago

    Wow! That looks so delicious! I could go for a big bowl of that right now.

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  • Janine
    6 years ago

    Das sieht mal wieder so lecker aus! Das wird baldmöglichst probiert! Danke für deine tollen Inspirationen, egal ob fashion oder food!

    Liebe Grüße

  • claudia
    6 years ago

    ach ich liebe deine fotos !!!- sieht super lecker aus ! das koch ich bestimmt nach!

  • 6 years ago

    Yummmyyyy – ich wünsch mir das auch mal vom Mike, falls ihr wieder mal Stiefeltern für mich spielen müsst 🙂

  • 6 years ago

    Das ist total gemein, immer wenn ich richtig hungrig bin, sehe ich auf einem Blog superleckeres Essen.:)
    Respekt an deinen Freund. Ich muss jetzt was essen gehen!;)
    Aaaaalles Liiebee aus München,

  • 6 years ago

    Um that look delish!

  • MadCat
    6 years ago

    Ich muss dir ein Kompliment machen für dein Englisch und deinen Blog sowieso ( die Übersetzung und oft selbst die deutsche Version ist bei manchen bekannten Blogs nämlich nicht lesbar ..:)

    • vicky
      6 years ago

      Hi MadCat,

      das ist super lieb, aber das zählt ja fast nicht – Englisch ist meine 2. Muttersprache. Ich habe viele Jahre in Kalifornien gelebt.

      Aber freut mich trotzdem, dass es positiv auffällt!

      xox Vicky

  • 6 years ago

    This looks amazing. Definitely going to try this soon and if I get it down right, then I’ll definitely be making some of this when we have company over 🙂


  • 6 years ago

    That. Looks. Divine!

  • 6 years ago

    This looks so great! Where did you find tuna for this dish? I’ve noticed that’s it difficult to find it even in some of the sushi restaurants in Vienna, so we wanted to make some at home!

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