A Polynesian favorite, ahi tuna poke makes a great starter, especially when served with crispy Furikake Wonton Crisps. To keep the poke cold, chill the serving dish ahead of time and nestle it in a larger bowl filled with ice to serve.
What to buy: Togarashi powder, a Japanese mixture of spices that always contains chiles, can be found in ethnic markets. (It may also be labeled shichimi togarashi.) Or you can make your own.
- 1Place a serving dish in the refrigerator to chill, at least 30 minutes.
- 2Trim any dark flesh and fat from the tuna and discard. Dice into 1/4-inch cubes and place in a large bowl.
- 3Add cucumber, scallions, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, soy sauce, 3 teaspoons of the sesame seeds, ginger, and sesame oil and stir gently to combine. Season with salt, togarashi or pepper, and remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice as desired.
- 4Transfer to the chilled serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame seeds. Serve immediately with wonton crisps.