Family Recipes

Shoyu Ahi Poke (Hawaiian Tuna Poke)


2 servings


1 hour 20 minutes

active time

1 hour 30 minutes

total time


1 pound sashimi-grade ahi tuna, diced into ¾-inch cubes (see Recipe Notes)

¼ large sweet onion, thinly sliced (approx. ¼ cup)

3 green onions, thinly sliced (approx. ⅓ cup)

optional: 2 tablespoons dried ogo or limu (or ¼ cup rehydrated ogo or limu made from 2 tablespoons dried placed in 2.5 cups of lukewarm water). (Hawaiian seaweed, see Recipe Notes)

2-3 tablespoons shoyu or soy sauce (see Recipe Notes)

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon Hawaiian sea salt (see Recipe Notes)

1 teaspoon finely chopped Inamona or macadamia nuts (see Recipe Notes)

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper


Mix the ahi poke:

In a medium bowl, combine the cubed tuna, sliced sweet onion & green onion, ogo or limu (if using), shoyu, toasted sesame oil, Hawaiian sea salt, inamona or macadamia nuts, toasted sesame seeds, & crushed red pepper. Gently stir, combining the ingredients well. Cover & transfer to the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour.


In Hawaii, poke is commonly enjoyed on its own as a pupu (appetizer). If you prefer to make a meal out of it, try spooning it over warm white rice or build a poke bowl (for more info, check out Mom’s Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls recipe – the best!) Enjoy!


Serving Size




Total Fat

6.2 g

Saturated Fat

0.9 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


44.2 mg


877.7 mg

Total Carbohydrate

3.3 g

Dietary Fiber

0.6 g

Total Sugars

1.7 g


28.7 g

2 servings


1 hour 20 minutes

active time

1 hour 30 minutes

total time
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