HAWAIʻI in the Kitchen: M Poke with a Ginger Scallion Sauce

Make this easy-but-elegant poke dish by chef Jeremy Shigekane of Chef Mavro Restaurant for your next pau hana.
Photo: Courtesy of Chef Mavro

Who doesn’t love poke?

In our second video in our new cooking series, “HAWAIʻI in the Kitchen,” chef-owner Jeremy Shigekane of the famed Chef Mavro in Honolulu and M by Chef Mavro shows us how to make the restaurant’s M Poke with a house-made ginger scallion sauce.

It’s the perfect pūpū (appetizer) for your Friday pau hana. Cocktails optional (but highly recommended).

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Here’s the recipe:

M Poke with Ginger Scallion Sauce


16 oz. ʻahi or marlin, cubed
1/4 tsp. Hawaiian salt
1/4 tsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 T. chopped ogo (optional)
1 tsp. ginger scallion sauce (see below for recipe)


Mix fish, salt, soy sauce in a bowl. Sprinkle ogo if available and fold with a rubber spatula. Drizzle sesame oil and fold a few times carefully not to over mix. Top with ginger scallion sauce and serve.

Ginger Scallion Sauce


1.5 oz. ginger, sliced
2 oz. scallion, green tops only, chop to 1 inch
3 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1.5 oz. grapeseed oil or another neutral oil


Blend all ingredients on high speed for 1 minute or until purée is fine and chill.

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