Ahi Tuna Poke - Chan Seattle Style

Poke has taken Seattle by storm and Chan makes a damned fine rendition. Check out Chef Park's recipe here where simplicity and quality reign supreme!

If you walk around Seattle today you'll likely find that Poke has taken the city by storm. And for good reason - not only do Seattle-ites travel to the Hawaiian Islands quite frequently to escape the rain for some sunshine; but also because we have access to amazing seafood!

The secret to any good recipe for Poke starts with the main ingredient - the fish. At Chan, Chef Park uses only #1 sashimi grade Ahi Tuna in this dish. Traditionally, Hawaiian poke consists solely of fresh Ono (also known as Wahoo and translated as 'good to eat' in native Hawaiian), sea salt and soy sauce. Of course, you'll find dozens of variations on this simple recipe as people like to make the dish their own.

Sashimi grade ahi tuna

Chan Seattle's version of Ahi Tuna Poke is made with a few simple ingredients and can be done quickly. It makes the perfect appetizer for your dinner party at home!

Ahi Tune Poke Recipe

Prep Time - 30 minutes, Serves 6-8

Tuna Tartare Sauce

  • ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup Ginger grated with juice

  • ¼ cup Rice vinegar

  • ¼ cup Honey

  • ¼ cup Soy sauce


Combine all ingredients together and whisk well until incorporated

Avocado Mousse

  • 2 ea. Avocados, medium

  • 1/8 cup Lemon juice

  • 1 T Salt

  • 2 T Extra virgin olive oil

  • Warm water as needed


In a blender, combine all but water and puree until smooth, add warm water as needed to thin out


  • 1 Tsp Chili Oil (mix 2 Tbs Canola with 1 Tsp Gochugaru pepper - or equivalent)

  • 2 T Toasted and Salted Macadamia Nuts

  • 1 Tsp Pickled Daikon

  • 1 Tsp Radish - thinly sliced

  • 1 T Red Onion - finely diced

  • 1T Scallions - thinly sliced

  • 1# number 1 sashimi-grade Ahi Tuna

Ahi tuna poke ingredients


  1. Slice the tuna thinly in strips ~ 1/2 inch wide, then dice into 1/2 inch pieces

ahi tuna poke diced

ahi tuna diced

  • Working in batches of ~ 1/4 pound, in a small bowl, mix the diced tuna with the tartare sauce prepared as described above

  • Add radishes, chili oil, red onion and scallions - mix

ahi tuna poke mixed

  • Plate the poke and add macadamia nuts

ahi tuna poke with macadamia

  • Using a plastic bag with a small cut on the corner, squeeze out desired amount of avocado mousse as shown

ahi tuna poke

Serve and enjoy!

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