Top 5 favorite Hawaii snacks: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Tue May 14, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Poke— pronounced “poh-keh”—is the Hawaiian word for the action of slicing, or cutting crosswise into pieces. The fish dish, most commonly made with raw ahi (tuna), cut into cubes and seasoned with ingredients such as soy sauce, Hawaiian sea salt and sesame oil. Poke is further accented with limu (seaweed), crushed nuts, green onion and other ingredients. Early Hawaiians reportedly favored a mix fish, salt, seaweed and chopped kukui nuts (inamona). Later recipes mixed in onions and, sometimes, tomatoes. These days, you’ll find a wide selection — tako (octopus) with ginger and garlic to tofu in shoyu with watercress and tomato — at Hawaii fish markets.. You can also find poke at grocery stores and in various restaurants.
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