Hans Haveman’s Original Tuna Poke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Poke (English pronunciation: /poʊˈkeɪ/) is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Pokē is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut.”


1 pound fresh sashimi-grade Yellowfin (Ahi) Tuna, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 bunch green onions, roughly chopped
1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sugar


Gently combine ingredients into one bowl. The tuna will be delicate so this salad needs to be mixed with care. The soy sauce, which adds salt, can be adjusted to taste as well as the chili pepper flakes which add heat.


  • You may substitute Ahi with sashimi-grade Albacore (Tombo) or Yellowtail (Hamachi)

  • Enjoy this salad topped with chopped roasted macadamia nuts.

YIELD: Serves 4 


Hans Haveman
H & H Fresh Fish Company Inc.
Sustainable Seafood Specialists

Hans’ Original Poke is available from H & H Fresh Fish Company at all of their farmers markets. To place a special order, please give us a call.

Toyota Farm to Table Tour Event at Aptos Farmers Market, April 2011

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