Chef Ray's Hawaiian Ahi Poke
Chef Ray's Hawaiian Ahi Poke

Hawaiian Ahi Poke

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$17.00 (Delivery, Tax & Tip Included)

Chef Ray Serrano

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One pound of raw ahi tuna, garnished with onions, scallions, sesame seeds, seaweed, and Hawaiian sea salt. Tossed in sesame oil. Serves 1-2.

Dish Net Weight: 16 ounces

Ingredients

  • Raw fresh-caught wild ahi tuna
  • Fresh white onions
  • Sesame oil
  • Limu seaweed
  • Fresh green onions
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Hawaiian sea salt

Contains fish
Contains sesame

Food Allergy Notice & Consumer Advisory: made with love in a kitchen where milk, eggs, nuts, soybeans, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and wheat are used on a daily basis. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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Chef Ray Serrano

I was fresh out of culinary school and cooking at Duke’s Waikiki in Honolulu when I had my first ahi poke. Back then in 2001, I was really into budget food – you know, cheap, great-tasting food that gives you the most bang for your buck. I loved sushi and wanted to eat it all the time but man, it was always so expensive. You only get so much fish. And you have to fill yourself up on the rice to make do.

So when I had ahi poke for the first time, I became hooked. It’s a dish all about the fish. On my off days, I’d try ahi poke from different restaurants with the dream of one day making my own. In my research, I stumbled across this old, ancient, Hawaiian guy. He taught me the traditional recipe for ahi poke. You only need 3 basic ingredients, he would say. Fresh tuna, sea salt, and seaweed. As long as you have that base, you can start adding in whatever you want.

I wanted to create an ahi poke that brought in elements from all parts of Asia while still maintaining the simplicity of that traditional Hawaiian flavor. There’s a little bit of Japanese from the sesame seeds. You get Korean from the sesame oil. And you have the signature Hawaiian sea salt. But what I think makes the biggest difference is that I make it all from my heart. And every time I get positive feedback on my poke, it makes me feel proud about what I do as a chef.

3 reviews for Hawaiian Ahi Poke

  1. 5 out of 5

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    It’s hard to give this anything less than a 4 in my book. The ahi tuna is very clean (it’s been in my fridge for longer than the recommended 24 hours and it still isn’t fishy), the onions/scallions add a nice greenness, and the sesame seeds are crunchy and delightful. The portion is massive too – there’s no skimping of any ahi in this poke! My only criticism would be (looking past the amazing price and delving into nitpicky territory) is that there’s a little too much sesame oil for my taste. It gets a little overpowering at times and wish there were more even more sesame seeds. But otherwise, if you’re a fan of ahi, sashimi, sushi, or tuna – you really can’t go wrong with Chef Ray’s ahi poke at this price!

  2. 4 out of 5

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    Chef Ray’s Ahi Poke tastes fresh and smells fresh. I love sesame oil and use it a lot when I cook, so I was pleased to have both the aroma and the taste of the sesame in this Poke. I would have rated this dish 5 stars except that I got a couple bites of Ahi that did not have the fascia cut out of the meat (that whitish super chewy stuff that I prefer not to swallow).

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Perfectly seasoned. The fish was so fresh and appealing. And the portion provided ample protein for two hungry grownups for dinner.
    I keep meaning to go buy fish and make a dish like this. Even if I could get fish this good, I couldn’t make this dish any better.

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