Shibi (Yellowfin Tuna) Poke Appetizer

In Hawaii, shibi is one other identify for yellowfin tuna. The yellowfin positive aspects its identify as a result of the comfortable dorsal and anal fins and finlets are brilliant yellow in coloration. The dorsal and anal fins lengthen with age. Yellowfin vary from the ocean floor to depths beneath 100 fathoms.

Caught year-round in Hawaii’s waters, yellowfin tuna is normally most considerable in the course of the summer time season (May-September). Yellowfin’s flesh tends to be firmer than that of bigeye tuna..

Yellowfin tuna is extensively used as uncooked fish dishes, particularly sashimi. This fish can also be wonderful for grilling and has develop into very fashionable in “blackened” fish preparations featured in Cajun delicacies. With its gentle taste and agency texture, yellowfin adapts nicely to quite a few purposes.

Poke is a standard Hawaiian Seafood preparation, most simply described as a marinated sashimi. Made with Ahi (A common Hawaiian description of most tuna species), the recipe options Yellowfin Tuna (In Hawaiian “Shibi”). This is a good recipe with a mess of flavors in your subsequent potluck or vacation get together. Add contemporary chopped seaweed (Nori) if accessible.


2lbs Yellowfin (Shibi) Tuna Steaks, cubed

1 cup soy sauce

3/4 cup chopped inexperienced onions

1 cup diced yellow onion

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1 tablespoon crushed crimson pepper (non-obligatory)

8oz Nori (Seaweed) (non-obligatory)

1 teaspoon wasabi powder

Prep Time (20 Minutes):

Cube 2lbs of Shibi Steaks place in fridge in a bowl

In a medium dimension non-reactive bowl (Glass), mix soy sauce, inexperienced onions, yellow onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, chili pepper, and wasabi powder; combine nicely.

1 to 2 hours previous to serving, combine the marinade with the Shibi cubes & refrigerate till serving.


Remove the Poke from the fridge & add toothpicks or cocktail picks.

Serve within the chilled mixing bowl.

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