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Ahi Poke Stack With Fresh Pineapple Recipe

Few sensations are more pleasant than biting into a juicy piece of ripe pineapple.

Vibrant tropical flavors overtake the palate, while an unparalleled sweetness delights the senses. Tasting notes aside, a serving of pineapple fruit packs a healthy dose of vitamins and antioxidants, coming in at 88% daily value of vitamin C and 109% daily value of manganese. While it’s certainly a treat when eaten by itself, pineapple shines in a variety of dishes ranging from sweet to savory.

Ahi Poke Stack With Fresh Pineapple

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Recipe by Alesha ManningCourse: AppetizerCuisine: Hawaiian
Servings

1-2

serving

    The fresh pineapple is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It improves gut health and lifts the poke with a nice zing.

    Ingredients

    • 4 oz

      sashimi-grade tuna steak

    • 1 Tbsp

      soy sauce or tamari

    • ½ tsp

      sesame oil

    • ½ tsp

      mirin or rice wine vinegar

    • 1

      green onion, thinly sliced

    • ½ cup

      fresh pineapple, diced

    • ¼ cup

      cucumber, peeled and diced

    • ½

      large avocado, sliced

    • 8-10

      macadamia nuts, roughly crushed

    • 1 Tbsp

      plain Greek yogurt (I use Fage 2%)

    • Sriracha, to taste

    • tsp

      black and white sesame seedds

    • Crispy wontons or banana chips (optional)

    Directions

    • Cut tuna into small quarter- to half-inch cubes and place in a bowl.

    • In a separate dish, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, and green onions. Whisk sauce and pour over cubed tuna. Cover and place in refrigerator.

    • Place a large 4-inch circular cookie cutter in the center of a plate. Start your stack by placing the diced pineapple within the circle on the dish.

    • Top the pineapple with the cucumber.

    • Then, top the cucumber with the avocado. Press down a little to create a stable start to your stack.

    • Remove tuna from the refrigerator. Lightly stir the crushed macadamia nuts in with the fish.

    • Now, top the stack with your ahi mixture and gently press.

    • Delicately remove the ring from the dish.

    • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and sriracha. 

    • Top the stack with a dollop of the yogurt mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

    • Serve with wontons, banana chips, or enjoy as is.

    • Did you know? Pineapple is classified as a berry. The fruit is technically a mass of individual berries fused to a centralized stalk.
    Alesha Manning

    “I love Hawaiian ahi poke. It is one of my top picks when at the beach. But when I can’t get to the ocean, this dish brings the tropics to me. The fresh pineapple is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It improves gut health and lifts the poke with a nice zing. This recipe is elegant, healthy, incredibly delicious, and takes little time to bring together.”

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