Jalapeno Poke in Wonton Cups are the quintessential poolside, outdoor foodie snack!
Fall in love with this authentic recipe for fresh, Hawaiian poke bursting with the tropical flavors of fresh ginger, and creamy soy-sesame dressing. For a fun twist, we’ll serve them up in glazed wonton cups for easy summer entertaining.
Poke, is an authentic Hawaiian dish of marinated raw fish— usually fresh tuna in the states, but in Hawaii they make poke with yellowtail, octopus, salmon, and even tofu.
Though poke is not a new creation, it has been experiencing a new level of popularity, and for good reason! Poke is a delicious snack exploding with juicy flavor, a pop of ginger, and a creamy sriracha mayonnaise. In fact, it’s very similar to sushi, but much easier to make. It’s also loaded with a punch of flavor thanks to green onion, ginger, sesame oil, and tangy rice wine vinegar. Think of it as your grown up version of tuna salad.
Placing poke in wonton cups (literally my favorite party snack food, we use them all the time), makes them easy to handle, crunchy, and portable!
These jalapeno poke cups have everything in one bite. First that glorious crunch of crispy wonton followed by an avalanche of succulent, cold tuna soaked in creamy ginger sauce.
Like spaghetti sauce and salsa, there are as many recipes for poke as there are Hawaiian families. Each recipe is fine tuned to the tastes and favorite ingredients of that cook. For our family, I like to include minced jalapeno and extra lime juice. (Go figure, that’s what I do with basically everything. :D)
Poke cups fit perfectly into a casserole dish for taking to the pool, neighborhood barbecue, or work potluck…
Part of the allure of eating poke in hot weather is that it’s cold! Keep the poke chilled until you’re ready to serve.
It’s a refreshing, delicious little bite which will revive you after a day in the sun!