ahi pokemon go!
I saw videos of people making recipes based off of the popular phone app Pokemon Go- but they were all dessert recipes. So I wanted to jump in on the bandwagon too(it's called tent pole programming in the YouTube world), only using a play on words. If there weren't so many Pokemon(there are 151 in the app but 720 were created!), I would make a meatloaf based off of each Pokemon. But that isn't feasible.
"Poke" + "Mongo" = "Pokemon Go!"
The "poke" is a a traditional Hawaiian side dish made from raw ahi tuna and the "mongo" is the Mongolian sauce, which actually exists(the taste of the sauce is a spicier version of soy sauce with a little hint of apple cider in it).
This is a spicy dish but the Mongolian sauce probably isn't the culprit- I think it's the cayenne pepper I used. It has a Scoville unit(measurement of spiciness of peppers) of 90,000, whereas red peppers have a Scoville unit of 0. But I absolutely hate bell peppers! So a little milk would be useful to have with this poke recipe.
Before making this recipe, I've never had sashimi(raw fish like ahi tuna) and I don't plan on eating sashimi again for a very long time. Raw ahi tuna is pretty tasteless and slimy, but it goes well with wonton strips.
Full disclosure: I tried playing Pokemon Go on my phone but when the app said you have to actually go outside and play it to catch the Pokemon, I deleted the app out of laziness and the fear of being sucked into the game when I have better things to do than catch virtual creatures. The game is practically the only thing my coworkers at my day job talk about!
Inspiration for this recipe from http://www.food.com/recipe/maui-ahi-poke-90880.
Total cooking time: Less than an hour
HELPFUL LINK: Mongolian Sauce: https://www.amazon.com/San-J-Sauce-Mongolian-Gluten-Ounce/dp/B00DOOJ3GQ/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1471120245&sr=8-2&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A small bowl
For the poke:
7 ounces of raw, sushi-grade ahi tuna on a bed of lettuce
1/4 of a raw, chopped onion
2 tbsp. of pineapple juice
1 tsp. of garlic powder
1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. of sesame oil
2 tsp. of cinnamon or ginger(I used cinnamon because I also hate ginger. But ginger is very good at curing nausea)
Mongolian sauce to taste(see HELPFUL LINK)
Serve with wonton strips(optional)
1. Mix the onion, pineapple juice, garlic powder, cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes, sesame oil, and cinnamon or ginger in a small bowl.
2. Chill the marinade in the fridge for 30 minutes.
3. Pour the marinade on top of the ahi tuna.
4. Pour the Mongolian sauce on top of the ahi tuna next. Serve with wonton strips(optional).
5. Bon appetit!
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