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” Almost as good as Da Poke Shack ” Creamy Avocado Ahi Poke Recipe
Creamy Avocado Poke based on my favorite dish at Da Poke Shack in Kona

” Almost as good as Da Poke Shack ” Creamy Avocado Ahi Poke Recipe

Easy Poke recipe based on Da Poke shack in Kona

This is an amazing Poke Recipe  based on my favorite Dynamite Poke served by the food folks at Da Pole Shack in Kona, Hawaii. I did a review of Da Poke Shack during my visit to Hawaii two years ago and have been obsessed with this style of Pole ever since. This preparation is very creamy from the avocado and dressing. This recipe is great for someone who is trying poke for the first time.

Sushi Grade Ahi Steaks are the basis for this recipe. You can purchase these at stores with a seafood department.

Sushi Grade Ahi Steaks are the basis for this recipe. You can purchase these at stores with a seafood department. Be sure to tell the fish monger that you want “sushi grade”. I like to  squeeze fresh lemon juice on my tuna before I prepare it.  That is why you see a little “curing” on the surface.

 

Poke is a Hawaiian raw seafood salad that is very refreshing and one of my favorite ways to enjoy sushi grade tuna. Pokē  is a verb that translate to “to slice or cut” and refers to the tuna being cut into small bite sized cubes. Traditional poke is made from yellow tail tuna that is mixed with any given number of dressing and complimentary ingredients.  

Ahi tuns diced in preparation for the poke recipe

Mise en place- Ahi tuns diced in preparation for the poke recipe

Easy Creamy Avocado Ahi Poke Recipe

(serves 4 as a meal or 6 as a side / appetizer)

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados (separated) – diced

2 Tablespoons mayonnaise

4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

2 Tablespoon Sriracha (optional or add more if you like for kick)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoons fish sauce

1 Teaspoon toasted sesame oil

2 Teaspoons dry garlic

½ cup thinly sliced sweet onions

12 ounces of sushi grade Ahi tuna steak (diced)

2 tablespoons Furikake( if you have some), otherwise use  toasted sesame seeds and toasted seaweed

Instruction

1) In a medium bowl combine the meat of one avocado, mayonnaise, soy sauce lemon juice, Sriracha (optional), sesame oil,  fish sauce, and dry garlic. Stir thoroughly such that all the ingredients are combined and the avocado is broken down into a sauce (some chunks of avocado are good).  You create this sauce first so that the tuna is not damaged while mixing and breaking down the avocado

After the dressing is made, place the tuna, onions, extra avocado and furikake on top and gently fold it into the sauce

After the dressing is made, add the tuna, onions, extra avocado and furikake on top and gently fold it into the sauce. Adding the delicate ingredients second helps preserve the integrity of the tuna and avocado

2) Add Tuna, onion, furikake and other portion of cubed avocado to the top of the sauce mixture. Gently fold the ingredients into each other.

Gently fold the ahi into the the creamy avocado aioli  poke sauce

Gently fold the ahi into the the creamy avocado aioli poke sauce

3) Serve with extra furikake on top

I am personally trying to lose weight, so I do not serve my poke with rice (which is the traditional method). Instead I serve my poke with snow peas and watermelon. 

Creamy Avocado Poke based on my favorite dish at Da Poke Shack in Kona

Creamy Avocado Poke based on my favorite dish at Da Poke Shack in Kona

About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

9 comments

  1. This recipe sounds amazing – thank you for sharing. Now to find some Ahi!

  2. Great recipe Tom.. We can always use protein in the dojo!

  3. Yum!!! That was such a delicious recipe!!:) I was so excited to have a piece of Da Poke Shack in Hawaii right with me in my home!!:)

  4. That looks so yummy! I should try this one!

  5. That really looks like amazing dish I would like to try!

  6. I hope Those ingredients are available in my place. Thank you for the interesting dish 😉

  7. Tom this is a lovely recipie ….i am going to tell my wife to cook for me now….

  8. yummy yummy yummy! one for me to try out this weekend I think

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