Our friend, Janet was over last Friday night and she made her version of Poke (pronounced po-kay) a traditional Hawaiian dish. Janet can throw down in the kitchen and people are always asking her to open a restaurant, but the thrill for her is cooking from the heart for her friends and family, she envisions what they like and uses her magic to concoct a tasty dish. She gets most of her cooking inspiration from dining. When she eats a dish she likes, she will go home and create her own version and her trick is to not measure, but eyeball everything. We decided to make an impromptu stop at the market to pick up the ingredients for Poke, and voila 20 minutes later it was ready along with some glasses of red wine, and lucky Steph who happened to be at the front door just in time to sample the dish. This is an easy to prepare dish that’s a unique option to bring to a party!
Ingredients: Serves 12
- 2 lbs fresh Ahi Tuna, chop into 1/2″ cubes
- 1 bunch of green onions, diced
- 1 bunch of radishoots
- 1 bunch of Japanese shiso leaves (found in the produce section), diced
- 2 ripe mangoes, diced into 1/2″ cubes
- 2 ripe avocados, diced into 1/2″ cubes
- 1/2 cup of Tobiko Eggs (found in the frozen fish aisle)
- 1/2 cup of Creme Fraiche
- 1 bag of Havea Corn Chips
- Sea Salt
- Sesame Oil
For the sauce: In a small bowl mix together
- 1/2 cup of Ponzu Sauce
- 1/2 cup of Sesame Miso Dressing
1. Place chopped ahi tuna in a bowl, sprinkle salt and drizzle sesame oil all over the tuna and hand toss in the bowl, set aside.
2. In a separate medium sized bowl, you will layer the ingredients one by one, using a spoon start with the tobiko eggs and layer across the bottom of the bowl, second layer the creme fraiche, third layer the shiso leaves, 4th layer the mangoes, 5th layer the green onions, 6th layer the avocados and lastly layer the ahi tuna.
3. On a large serving dish, place the bowl of layered ingredients upside down on the dish and remove bowl so that the Poke is now on the serving dish.
4. Garnish the plate with radishoots along the Poke and pour sauce over the top of the Poke, eat with chips.