I’m not a follower – at all. Never cared to be and still don’t. I don’t follow trends, I don’t form the same “popular” opinions many do, I have my own way of interpreting things and I’m ok with that. Never been one to run with the popular, trendy or even the up and coming. I’m more into the tried and true group. I like to take my time forming my opinions, preferably once all the kinks have been worked out and the initial popularity was waned. Let’s take Aldi for example. The first time I ever went to Aldi’s was about 8 years ago when I moved to Indiana and let’s just say I wasn’t impressed. In 8 years, I’ve only been to Aldi’s a handful of times and truthfully I’m still not yet “that” impressed, but I’m working on it.
I went grocery shopping at Aldi’s a couple weeks ago and I made a long searched for discovery!
Frozen, wild caught ahi tuna steaks! I have hunted and searched and looked for frozen tuna or salmon that I can eat raw for a few years now and low and behold, I finally found it – on the bottom shelf of a freezer in our local Aldi’s! Who woulda thunk?
I drive out of my way to buy a container or two of the Spicy & Mild Tuna Poke from Fresh Thyme, our local organic market. It’s expensive so I don’t shop there too often but I love their poke for a quick, delicious, good for me lunch. But since I found the ahi at Aldi’s and grabbed 3 bags of it, I can now make my own!
Here was my first experience making my own Ahi Tuna Poke (pronounced poh-kay not poke).
Ahi Tuna Poke
2 T. soy sauce
1 t. rice vinegar
1 t. sesame oil
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
12 oz. ahi tuna, cut into cubes
1-2 spring onions, sliced thin
1-2 T. sweet yellow onion, diced small
2 T. Mae Ploy Sweet “Chilli” Sauce
Cut tuna into chunks and slice and dice onions. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and allow to sit in refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes for flavors to meld (although I couldn’t wait that long!). The original recipe calls for 1 t. of sesame seeds but I omitted them from my recipe as they do add calories.
I thought this was “almost” as good as Fresh Thyme’s poke. I think if I had let it sit for a while and the flavors blend, it would have been just as good, but I’ll be making it again soon so I’ll try to remember to report back any changes and discoveries! If you enjoy tuna poke as much as I do. I think this recipe is very good! Give it a shot!