Poke (pronounced poke-ay) is a popular appetizer commonly seen at Hawaiian potlucks, parties, and cherished hole-in-the-wall island joints. Use the freshest, highest quality salmon for this recipe to really pack in the flavor!

Salmon Poke


  • 1 lb quality sashimi-grade salmon fillet, cubed
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce (I like Kikkoman)
  • 1 rounded TB white sugar
  • 2 TB Furikake rice seasoning (I use Seto Fumi)
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp red pepper flakes, depending on your heat preference
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Juice from 1 wedge of a fresh lime (no bottles!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion
  • Half of a semi-firm avocado, cubed for garnish
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Chopped cucumber for garnish
  • Pickled ginger for garnish
  • White sesame seeds for garnish
  • Wakame (seaweed salad) for garnish


Combine all ingredients except the garnishes in a bowl; serve over fresh cooked white or brown rice. Cover with garnishes. Enjoy!