Mango Avocado Ahi Poke Fillo Baskets

Hawaiian Mango Avocado Ahi Tuna Poke

I always know when a dish is really good when I go to post the recipe 3 days later and begin to drool on my keyboard after uploading the pictures!

Avocado Ahi Poke Recipe

This is one of those recipes!

Ahi Avocado Poke Baskets

On Wednesday morning I ventured up to Del Mar to the grand opening party for the new Whole Foods.  The party consisted of goodie bags, delicious samples and an incredible Ahi Tuna special!

I purchased 3.4 lbs of Ahi because:

  1. I can’t pass up a good deal.
  2. I can’t pass up a good deal on fresh sushi-grade ahi tuna.
  3. Everyone needs a little more ahi in their life!

I went home with my giant cut of fish and then began my menu planning for the next couple of days. I’m not going to lie to y’all, I had a nightmare last night that all of the ahi was gone.  Yes, my ahi addiction is now out of control!

These fillo baskets were the first dish I made with the delicious fish.

Avocado Tuna Sushi Baskets

The original idea for this recipe came from Tuna Fillo Baskets that we served at a sushi restaurant I worked at in college. I combined their recipe with my recipe for Mango Avocado Fillo Baskets and the Ahi Poke Fillo Baskets were born!

Ahi Sushi Fillo Baskets

Poke is Hawaiian for “to slice or cut” and the dish is just that, raw sliced up marinated ahi with added ingredients such as avocado, chili peppers, onions or hot sauce.

Mango Avocado Ahi Poke

The dish is now very popular served as an appetizer with soy sauce and wasabi, so it looks like I’m right on trend ;-)

Mango Avocado Ahi Poke Fillo Basket Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb fresh sushi-grade ahi tuna
  • 1/4 cup ponzu sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 mango (diced)
  • 2 avocados (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 30 fillo baskets
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh wasabi

Begin by gently dicing the ahi tuna.

Black Pepper Ponzo Ahi Tuna Recipe

Next, add the ponzu and black pepper.

Ponzu Marinated Ahi Tuna

Place in the refrigerator to marinate while preparing the rest of the poke.

Combine the diced mango and avocado.

Mango Avocado Salsa

Then add the onion, cilantro and lime juice.

Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

Add the mango avocado mix to the marinated ahi. Place the poke in the fillo baskets, then top with a very small dollop of wasabi. Very small or not quite as small depending on how spicy you want it!

Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

Mango Ahi Fillo Baskets

This was totally not intentionally, but don’t these look like cute little Easter baskets? So perfect for the upcoming holiday!

Ahi Poke Fillo Baskets

Ahi Tuna Avocado Poke Fillo Baskets

If you’re scared to roll your own sushi, this dish would be the perfect substitute! All of the delicious, fresh flavors, placed in a fillo basket instead of rolled in seaweed!

Ahi Tuna Avocado Poke Fillo Baskets

Ahi Tuna Poke Recipe

I’ll be serving this up all spring and summer! Happy Cooking Chopping!

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is pescaterian, but can be made vegetarian by omitting the ahi tuna.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Instead of fillo baskets, use Tostitos Scoops which are gluten-free.

Mango Avocado Ahi Poke Fillo Baskets

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 30 fillo baskets

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb fresh sushi-grade ahi tuna
  • 1/4 cup ponzu sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 mango (diced)
  • 2 avocados (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 30 fillo baskets
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh wasabi

Instructions

  1. Gently dice the ahi tuna.
  2. Add the ponzu and black pepper to the diced tune.
  3. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Combine the diced mango and avocado in a small bowl.
  5. Add the onion, cilantro and lime juice to the mango and avocado.
  6. Combine the mango avocado mix with the marinated ahi.
  7. Spoon the combination into the fillo baskets.
  8. Top with a very small dollop of wasabi.
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