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Old 10-25-2017, 05:02 PM
Johnny L.A. Johnny L.A. is online now
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Poke

I finally got my poke. Now I want to make my own. I found this recipe, which looks about right -- though I'd leave out the macadamia nuts.

I'd like to see your personal recipes for ahi poke. I'd also like to see recipes for poke made with things other than tuna.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:04 PM
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I know there are Dopers who make poke!
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:00 PM
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I don't eat poke myself, but I know it has become the latest fad food. Southern California seems to pop one up every 15 minutes. I also know that a lot of new places get it terribly wrong -- it should not look like an Asian seafood Chef salad.

Here's the Yelp pages for some well-known poke places in Honolulu. I'm posting them so you can look at the photos of what authentic Hawaii poke looks like.
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/fres...olulu?tab=food
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/tama...olulu?tab=food
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/alic...olulu?tab=food

I'd try these recipes:
http://www.aloha-hawaii.com/hawaii/poke/
https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/rec...-a-recipe/poke

The second link of recipes is from the utility company in Hawaii that's known for publishing recipe books. The recipes are submitted by employees, local chefs, or were published in the newspaper -- about as homegrown as you can get.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:15 PM
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I don't eat poke myself, but I know it has become the latest fad food. Southern California seems to pop one up every 15 minutes.
Huh. I guess I've been away from SoCal too long. Poke hasn't popped up on my radar as a trending food.

Thanks for the links.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:16 PM
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I make it at home. I like it to be flavored with a little salt or shoyu and some sesame oil. Then I chop and add some limu seaweed (available at a little Japanese market in San Jose), and some diced mild, sweet Walla Walla or Maui onion. A few chili flakes, if you like.

It's yummy stuff, but it's never as good as when you eat it on the beach in Hawaii, with a couple of rice balls and chilled pineapple on the side.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:28 PM
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When I lived in the Bay Area I'd get limu seaweed and real kukui nut paste (inamona) from a little market in San Carlos.
Soy sauce, red pepper flakes, julienned sweet Maui onion, red Hawaiian sea salt, chopped garlic, maybe a splash of rice vinegar.
Damn. Now I'm hungry.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:33 PM
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Huh. I'd try it. Heck, I'll try anything. But I'd never heard of poke 'round these parts.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:44 PM
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Huh. I guess I've been away from SoCal too long. Poke hasn't popped up on my radar as a trending food.

Thanks for the links.
Definitely trending here in Chicago over the last few years.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:30 AM
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Here's a thread from earlier this year.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=822693
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:28 AM
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Been back here for more than a year now and have yet to try it. Not sure if I did the last time I lived here 25 years ago. Just doesn't sound very appetizing to me. But maybe I'll have to give it a whirl.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:34 AM
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Thought you meant pokeweed.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:17 PM
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I happened to notice the local supermarket had poke, so I bought some. Not as good as the stuff we got in Hawaii. I think they used soy sauce and sesame oil, and sprinkled the top with sesame seeds (as opposed to mixing them in). No onions or scallions. The ahi is good quality, though. I'll have to find out where they get it (or if they carry it -- the didn't have any in the case) so I can make my own.

In the meantime, poke and seaweed salad for breakfast!

(Oh, the seaweed salad. Not as good as what I've had in restaurants.)
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