A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Tuesday, May 23

Tuna Poke

No, its not the newest rage in bizarre food sports. It's "poke", pronounced, "po-keh", apparently a very popular dish in Hawaii which involves an array of ingredients, usually mainly a raw fish of some sort. I snagged this recipe from foo(d) bar, a fellow geek and freak cook. Rare is the geek/cook combo. He posted his description and recipe on his blog here, and it is the recipe I followed, I would suggest you do the same.

There is a fish market near here (Claytons) that always has wondeful fresh fish, and also carries sushi grade tuna. Now I have no skills in sushi rolling, and find sashimi a little too plain for dinner, so I was pretty stoked when I stumbled across this recipe. Not to mention it sounded spicey.. and Dave and I are big fans of spicey! I'd finally be able to make use of that lovely tuna they carry at Claytons.
It was DEAD easy to prepare, just mix everything and marinade. While everything was chillin in the fridge I sliced up a carrot and let it marinade in some vinegar and rice wine, and fixed some short grain rice... then proceeded to get carried away doodling with some sriracha on the plates.

Needless to say it was WONDERFUL. It just melted in the mouth. Dave said to fix this anytime! I have no problem with that, it was SO easy. He also said we should rename it, "Hawaiian Tuna Poke with Sambal Oelek and Truffle Oil", and charge $40 a plate. Excluding the ingredients I alrady had on hand, the whole thing cost me about $16, including truffle oil and tuna. Can't beat that.


Anonymous Rob Brooks-Bilson said...

Hi Lea, that looks fantastic. I like with you did with the sriracha.

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments, and thanks for a new blog for me to keep up with ;-)

10:15 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

hahaha! There are never enough food blogs to keep up with! ;-)

Thanks a ton for the recipe!

10:26 AM  
Blogger doodles said...

lea...your presentation is I must go check out your referal of yet anudder food blog......there is always room for more

5:05 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

Thanks =)

I have to admit I really need to work on presentation... I can draw on a plate.. but when it comes to adding food.. or doing anything creative with it... I need help!

10:10 AM  
Blogger mooncrazy said...

Thanks for the pronunciation. I was calling it p-o-k-e, like poke me when it's over. ha!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Gabriella True said...

that looks fabulous.

I did not see the title and at first quick glance I thought it was the stitching on a baseball.

My Life As A Reluctant Housewife

3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey lea, i just stumbled across your blog from the link in your postcrossing file - btw i love that key lime card! you are gifted with your drawing abilities (love the sriracha sketch!!)

i don't think the geek/cook combo is as uncommon as you think -- the best cooks i've worked with have been major geeks (even if some of them keep their geekiness under wraps =P)


3:22 AM  

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