Poke /poʊˈkeɪ/ is a raw salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Pokē is the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut".
2 pounds Ahi steaks fresh or sashimi-grade steaks, cut into bite-size pieces
3/4 cup Green onions chopped (white and green parts) or
1/2 cup white onion thinly sliced and chopped green onion tops
2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp crushed chili pepper flakes (add more to taste)
Course salt to taste
1 tbsp Macadamia nuts chopped
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (see note)
1/2 cup soy sauce & 1 tbsp. sugar water combined
Romaine lettuce leaves for serving or
To toast sesame seeds: Place sesame seeds in a small, dry saucepan over medium heat; stirring occasionally. Toast for 3 minutes or until golden brown, watching closely as seeds burn easily.
In a large bowl, combine tuna, white onions, chili flakes, salt, sesame seeds, and nuts; mix lightly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. To serve, toss "poke" again and add in green onions, sesame oil, and the soy and sugar water mixture.
PLATING: To serve on lettuce leaves, place leaves on serving plate and spoon approximately 3 tablespoons of poke onto each leaf or serve with steamed rice.