Why It Works
- Sweet onions provide flavor without pungency or heat.
- Crunchy macadamia nuts complement the tender, fatty texture and flavor of raw salmon.
- Tossing the salad and letting it rest for just a few minutes before serving maximizes flavor development while retaining texture.
Salmon isn't a Hawaiian fish, but it's still great in poke, the Hawaiian raw-fish salad. Because of its fattier texture and more robust flavor, salmon can stand up to some stronger mix-ins at the poke bar.
1 tablespoon (15ml) vegetable or canola oil
1/2 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts (about 2.5 ounces; 70g)
12 ounces (340g) raw, skinless sashimi-grade salmon, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 ounces (85g) sweet onion, such as Maui or Vidalia, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon (about 3g) white or black sesame seeds, or a mix
2 tablespoons store-bought or homemade fried shallots (about 1/2 ounce; 15g)
4 teaspoons (20ml) soy sauce, more or less to taste
2 teaspoons (10ml) toasted sesame oil, more or less to taste
1 teaspoon (5ml) chili garlic sauce, more or less to taste
Steamed rice (if eating as a meal)
Heat vegetable oil and macadamia nuts in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, tossing and stirring frequently, until nuts are golden brown on most surfaces, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add salmon, onion, scallion, sesame seeds, shallots, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili garlic sauce to bowl. Season with a small pinch of kosher salt and gently fold to combine. Taste and adjust with more soy sauce, sesame oil, or chili garlic sauce as desired. Let stand 5 minutes at room temperature, then serve on its own or on top of steamed rice.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||28%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 4mg||21%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|