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Poke

Even Paul liked this one and he swore he wouldn’t eat raw fish. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish, the word literally means “blocks” and came about after Hawaiians observed the early sailors cutting up fish into blocks and salting them. The most traditional Poke is raw fish sprinkled with Hawaiian salt. Use a sushi quality ahi tuna and you will amaze people with this recipe.

½ pound fresh tuna, cut into fairly small “blocks” ¼ inch cubes maybe
½ C chopped sweet onion
2 green onions, trimmed and chopped
½ inch fresh peeled ginger root, grated
Few drops of sesame oil
½ C Shoyu sauce (lighter Japanese soy sauce)
Handful of sesame seeds
Dash of salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes to allow flavors to blend.