Poke is really a raw fish salad served as a possible appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Poke may be the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut". Traditional forms are aku (an oily tuna) and he'e (octopus). Popular ahi poke is mostly created using yellowfin tuna. Adaptations may feature raw salmon or various shellfish like a main ingredient served raw together with the common "poke" seasonings/
Poke began with fishermen seasoning the cut-offs using their catch to serve being a snack. Traditional poke seasonings are already heavily affected by Japanese and also other Asian cuisines. Such as soy sauce, green onions, and sesame oil. Others include furikake (blend of dried fish, sesame seeds, and dried seaweed), chopped dried or fresh chili pepper, limu (seaweed), sea salt, inamona (roasted crushed candlenut), fish eggs, wasabi, and Maui onions. Other variations of poke can sometimes include cured he?e (octopus), other types of raw tuna, raw salmon and other sorts of shellfish.