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My preschoolers are sushi fiends, and we literally have to save to take them to a sushi bar. We use this to tide them over between trips. This is an easy and versatile dish that can be used as entree, appetizer, or salad. While this is typically a Hawaiian dish that is readily available on the west coast(where I grew up), it hasn't made it's way to Washington DC. There are probably hundreds of dressing and fish combinations that can be classified as Poki, but this is the one I like.
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- 453.59 g fresh ahi tuna (must be Sashimi Grade #1)
- 59.14 ml red onion, finely minced
- 3 green onions, chopped fine
- 14.79 ml fresh ginger juice
- 44.37 ml light soy sauce
- 44.37 ml rice wine vinegar
- 44.37 ml mirin
- 14.79 ml sesame seeds, gently roasted
- 44.37 ml lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 14.79-44.37 ml roasted sesame oil
- vietnamese red chili sauce, to taste
- 1Blend all ingredients EXCEPT the tuna in a non-reactive bowl.
- 2Mix well, taste and season, adding salt as necessary.
- 3Use as much of the sesame oil and the red chili sauce as you like-- or can stand.
- 4Cut tuna into small, uniform bits approximately 1/2 inch square or so.
- 5(I like my morsels on the small side.) Gently toss the tuna in the dressing and let sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- 6Serve as an appetizer with shrimp chips (the kind that you get at the Asian grocery store and fry yourself) or fried wonton chips.
- 7Serve as an"entree" dish with steamed short grain rice.
- 8Serve as a salad over seaweed or lettuce.
- 9A note on the ingredients-- this is a raw fish dish, so it's very important to get sushi/sashimi grade#1 tuna from a reputable seafood supplier.
- 10Any tuna will work, but I've used Ahi and Big Eye (Yellowtail) most often.
- 11As you prepare the fish, make sure that your utensils are very clean and cool or cold.
- 12The roasted sesame oil should be the Asian kind.
- 13If you can't find the Vietnamese red chili sauce, crushed red pepper or wasabi paste would be great substitutes.
- 14Poki doesn't keep well, so make only as much as you're sure to eat in one sitting.
- 15If you're putting this on a buffett, stick the bowl on a bed of ice or else it'll start looking a bit gray.
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Nutritional Facts for Poki
Serving Size: 1 (117 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 229.8
- Calories from Fat 91
- Total Fat 10.1 g
- Saturated Fat 2.0 g
- Cholesterol 43.0 mg
- Sodium 869.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 1.3 g
- Protein 28.6 g
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rice wine vinegar