Poke is a dish that is usually built around raw seafood, cut into cubes and dressed with sauces and spices. Hawai‘i’s ambassador of poke, Chef Sam Choy, has collected more than thirty of the Islands’ very best poke recipes for Sam Choy’s Little Hawaiian Poke Cookbook. You’ll find such delicacies as Red Hot and Blackened Poke and ‘Ahi Poke with Lemongrass. There’s Volcano Tofu Poke, featuring sesame oil and brown sugar, and Sam Choy’s Original Fried Marlin Poke, flavored with soy sauce, green onion, ogo seaweed and bean sprouts. You’ll find traditional “pure” poke made with ‘ahi, salt, seaweed and inamona, a kukui nut relish, as well as inventive dishes such as Marinated Steak Poke and Green Onion and Cilantro Pesto Poke. “It just doesn’t get any better than this,” says Sam, “Enjoy!”


Traditional Poke

  • Straight Hawaiian-Style ‘Inamona Poke
  • Helena Pali Opihi Limu Poke
  • Old-Fashioned Hawaiian Poke

Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Poke

  • Poke in Flight
  • Seared ‘Ahi Macadamia Poke
  • Aku Poke with Shoyu
  • Japanese-Style Poke
  • Can’t Get Enough Otaru Poke

Spicy Poke

  • Spicy Poke
  • Kim Chee Poke
  • Red Hot and Blackened Poke

Shellfish and Octopus Poke

  • “Ogo,” You Go, I Go Oysters
  • Poke Crab Medley
  • Da Kine Poke Supreme
  • Korean-Style Tako Poke
  • Hana Hou Poke

Tofu and Vegetable Poke

  • Mauka Poke
  • ‘Ahi Poke Furikake
  • Volcano Tofu Poke
  • Elegant Tofu Poke

Seviche Style

  • Hawaiian Ota
  • Hawaiian-Style Crawfish Seviche Poke
  • Fiesta Poke

Poke with a Twist

  • Tropical Island Poke
  • Kelly’s Special
  • ‘Ahi Poke with Lemon Grass
  • Wok-Seared Kajiki Poke with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
  • Green Onion and Cilatro Pesto Poke
  • Dad’s Ho Mei Poke
  • Marinated Steak Poke

Cooked Poke

  • Poke My Way
  • Cold-Smoked Cured Albacore Poke
  • Sam Choy’s World Famous Fried Marline Poke
  • Poke Sausage
  • Macadamia Nut Encrusted ‘Ahi Poke

Author: Chef Sam Choy