Recipe: Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl

Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe

I found some ahi tuna steaks on sale (Winn-Dixie seafood counter – sometimes you have to ask if they have some in the back), and I love Hawaiian food of all kinds, so I looked up a recipe for poke (pronounced “po-kay”) then did my own take on it, substituting a few ingredients and adding a little (spiked) BBQ sauce for some sweetness. It came out perfectly! So delicious. My (late) brother Cheo loved Hawaiian food too, and we had quite a few feasts with family when we visited the Big Island, and also when we lived there. Ahi poke was always a treat. I could eat it every day. I hope you enjoy it too.
YIELD:  2 servings

PREP TIME: 10 minutes


  • 1 small fresh sashimi-grade Ahi tuna steak (about 4 oz.)
  • 3 tbsp. chopped scallion (green onion)
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. diced tomato, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. (a dash) onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. white sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. black sesame seeds


  1. Pat tuna steak dry, then cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in a bowl.
  2. Add tomato, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha sauce, BBQ sauce, garlic, onion powder and sesame seeds.
  3. Toss together until sauces are fully mixed and tuna cubes are fully covered.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Option: Add matchstick carrots and serve over mixed greens for a Spicy Ahi Poke Salad (shown below).

Spicy Ahi Poke Salad (Photo: Zik Jackson)

Option 2: Add jasmine rice for a Spicy Ahi Poke Rice Bowl.

Option 3: Add ramen noodles for a Spicy Ahi Poke Ramen Bowl. Make sure to mix it up thoroughly so the sauces get on all the noodles.

Whichever option you choose, make sure to do one thing…Enjoy!
Thanks for reading. Feel free to comment/like/share (please credit/pingback my blog). If you make this recipe, let me know how it turns out! Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to food.

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