Tuna Poke

This version of poke gets a double dose of heat from minced Thai bird chile and finely grated fresh ginger. The recipe would also be delicious made with omega-rich salmon. Slideshow: More Tuna Recipes 

Tuna Poke
Photo: Abby Hocking / Food & Wine
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 12 ounces sashimi-grade tuna, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 Thai bird chile, stemmed and minced

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallion

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the salt, pepper and sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with sesame seeds.

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