Tako Poke

Try this delicious Tako Poke recipe.

Tako Poke

Photo by Tera L.

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  • 1

    pound tako, octopus

  • 1

    ripe medium-size tomato, chopped

  • 1

    cup chopped cucumber

  • ½

    cup chopped onion

  • 3

    tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1

    teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1

    Hawaiian red chile pepper, seeded and minced (or ½ teaspoon red chile pepper flakes)


To clean fresh octopus, turn head inside out and remove ink sac, innards and mouthparts; rinse. To tenderize fresh octopus, freeze, pound or lomi (massage). To cook octopus, in a medium pot, bring enough water to cover octopus to a boil. Lower octopus into boiling water, return water to a rolling boil, then cook 2 or 3 minutes. Drain, plunge into cold water and slice into thin slices. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Makes 8 servings, each 1/2 cup.


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