|What is Ahi Poke? It's a raw (sushi grade) tuna salad served as an appetizer. I ordered this appetizer at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in Florida, it was so good! I wanted to try and make it at home and was so excited to find the recipe on Tommy Bahama's website. Check it out here, and I also came across a youtube video, here. So now that I had the recipe, I went shopping for the ahi tuna. I tried Whole Foods first. The seafood guy was so nice and helpful. I didn't really know what I was looking for but told him what I was making. He let me know that I needed sushi grade tuna and where I could get it (Seafood Center) as they didn't have any at the moment. He did say that he can always get it in if he had a couple days notice.|
|We went to the Seafood Center and they had a beautiful piece of ahi tuna. It's pricey, $34.99 per lb but you only need 1/2 lbs for 8 servings. I got 1/4 lb and made two generous portions but for an appetizer size, it would make 4 servings.|
|It was fun to make a restaurant dish at home. Especially because we don't have a Tommy Bahama restaurant in Wisconsin! Delicious, we enjoyed every bite! |
* I followed the recipe for the tuna and dressing but made my own guacamole. I also didn't use all the dressing, you just want to use enough dressing to lightly dress the tuna. Find the recipe here and the YouTube video here.