Recipe courtesy of Old Lahaina Luau

Hawaiian-Style Poke

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  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings as an appetizer
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1 pound Ahi tuna, cut into 1-inch dice

1/2 cup chopped limu kohu (red seaweed)

1 teaspoon Inamona (roasted, crushed kukui nut), optional but very traditional, recipe follows

1/2 cup aloha shoyu (soy sauce)

1 Maui onion, diced


1 cup whole kukui nuts

Hawaiian salt, to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients and chill for 1 hour.


  1. Roast nuts whole over a grill or in a 325 degree F oven until golden brown for 90 minutes. Crack 1 kukui nut, and if it is a dark brown color, they are ready. Cool nuts, scrape out the nutmeat, and chop finely. Add Hawaiian salt, to taste.