Paleo Poke

Poke is currently popular in urban areas these days.  No idea why.

Anyway since most of the household doesn’t do great with rice, I cobbled together a variation on the poke theme that doesn’t involve ordering it from a poke hut.

Take 1-2lbs (depending on your seasoning preference) of thawed ahi steaks and cube them.  Mix with 1 tsp salt (I used Himalayan pink because we get it in bulk for mysterious reasons), 1 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp lemon juice and 1/4 cup sesame oil. Serve over any amount of steamed vegetables.

It’s not “real” poke, but it tastes close enough and it works when you don’t want to stand over a hot stove skillet cooking anything because you baked a mountain of cookies for three elementary classes.

Why I now use recipes.

I have little girls aged 6-8 cooking these days, so they need clear directions and a straightforward sequence of steps that doesn’t change because “this needs to be used up” or “there are fresh herbs in the yard”.  When they are a little older that will be fine, but right now they could use the structure of a “receipt”.  So now I’m joining the recipe-using club.