Making Tuna Poke
I…have never eaten raw fish before. I’ve always had this idea that they’ll taste bloody or smell fishy or will have a weird texture. If there are other raw-fish-first-timers out there, this is a pleasant introductory dish. It provides a stable footing should you wish to explore the world of sashimi and sushi. Perfect for summer and damn delicious.
TUNA POKE (serves 2-3):
[ 1 Sashimi-grade Ahi tuna steak + 1/2 of a small onion, sliced + 2 green onion, chopped + 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce + 1 teaspoon sesame oil + 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes + 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, white or black or both ]
Pat the tuna steak dry with a paper towel and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Set aside in a bowl.
In another bowl, combine the sliced onion and green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili flakes and sesame seeds. Mix until combined. Add in the tuna cubes and gently toss. Serve immediately as it is, or on top of rice. Garnish with green onions and a lemon wedge.