International Poke Day
One of the holidays falling on September 28 is International Poke Day. Poke is the national dish of Hawaiian cuisine. It includes finely chopped raw fish, Moluccan tree nut, lima algae and sea salt. Octopuses or other types of marine molluscs are also used instead of fish.
In the 1970s, poke began to spread beyond the archipelago and appear in various cookbooks. In 2012, the dish was already served in many Hawaiian restaurants, and since 2014 it has spread all over the world. There are now many variations of poke that contain a wide variety of ingredients.
How to cook poke yourself
You can celebrate this day by preparing a delicious and unusual dish yourself. For this you need:
- Take 500 g of tuna or salmon, cut it into small pieces.
- Add 3 tbsp. l. soy vinegar, 1 tbsp. l. teriyaki sauce, a little sesame oil and garlic. Then you can add any ingredients to your taste.
- Cover the dish with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for an hour. After that, the poke can be served on the table.
The finished dish can be shared on social networks by posting a photo with the hashtag #internationalpokeday.