Chef Carol Poki seaweedI don’t know about you, but here in Hawai’i nothing says pau hana (done with work and time to play) than watching  sunset on the beach with peeps and poke. Poke (POH-keh) is a Hawaiian word meaning “to slice or cut into pieces.” It’s a popular pupu (appetizer) and local style usually features raw fish in cubes.

You can read the written recipe here.

In this video, Chef Carol Devenot, former food columnist for the Honolulu Advertiser and author of Island Light Cuisine, shows us how to make a vegan version featuring cubed tofu.  In my opinion, the magic to good poke is all about the seaweed, which here in Honolulu I can buy fresh in any grocery store.