Ahi Poke Martini

Over the course of the last 2 years, I’ve been working in Oahu with a tremendously talented local culinary team. I now realize that Poke is almost a religion throughout Hawaii and a deeply embedded part of the historic culture of Hawaii. This version is somewhat updated, as it is never served in a martini glass, simply piled in a container or plate but cherished never the less

Ingredients Serves 6

1pound Ahi tuna loin cut into 1/2 inch dice
1/4cup minced Maui onion (can use Visalia or any sweet onion)
1teaspoon grated ginger
3tablespoons scallions thinly sliced
2tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1teaspoon sweet soy (recap manis) or Hoisin Sauce
1teaspoon sesame oil
2teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1teaspoon sambal
2 tablespoons arame, reconstituted


1.Combine all ingredients well and marinate for approximately an hour before serving.
2.Serve over lettuce leaf cups in a stem martini glass. If desired place along wedge of crisp flat cracker in glass.
3.Optional: Layer with Gazpacho Salsa.