Recipe courtesy of Santos Loo

Ahi Poke (Hawaiian Tuna Tartar)

Tap into the spirit of Aloha by serving this modern iteration of the popular Hawaiian appetizer salad. In this recipe, diced Ahi tuna loin is combined with an onion, ginger, scallion, soy and sesame sauce, and served with lettuce cups and fried wontons. You definitely have to find a good source for sashimi-grade tuna. After that there is very little prep time, so you can be as relaxed as any beach-going local.
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4- 6 servings
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1 pound Ahi tuna loin cut into 1/2 inch dice

1/4 cup minced maui onion

1 teaspoon grated ginger

3 tablespoons scallions thinly sliced

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Juice of half lime


  1. Whisk together all ingredients except for tuna. When ready to serve combine dressing with tuna and squeeze a half lime over top. Serve with lettuce cups and fried wonton skins.