Ahi Poke by Chef Ikaika Manaku

The grandson of an aku (skipjack) fisherman, Kaua‘i-born Ikaika Manaku was kind enough to share this family recipe for poke, America’s most trending dish of 2018.

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Ikaika Manaku

Poke Recipe by Ikaika Manaku, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

Prep time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5–6

  • 2 lb. ‘ahi tuna, medium dice
  • 2 oz. ogo seaweed, chopped
  • 1 oz. tobiko (flying fish roe)
  • ¼ oz. ginger, minced
  • 2 oz. green onion, chopped
  • 1 oz. sesame seeds, toasted
  • ½ oz. sambal chili paste
  • 1 oz. toasted sesame oil
  • Hawaiian salt to taste

Method: Combine ingredients in large, cold mixing bowl. Mix lightly, being sure not to over mix. Add salt to taste. Chill well before serving.

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