I like Poke, but prefer to avoid tuna (due to sustainability concerns).

I tried with salmon and it was a mixed result. The taste was good, but too many bones and hard stuff, at least in the particular piece I got. Is there a way to avoid that with salmon, maybe a particular cut?

Otherwise, what would be a good meaty fish alternative? Halibut, perhaps?

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    Any sushi grade fish would be good, pick the one you like.
    – Max
    Jan 27, 2018 at 13:41
  • I might ask a separate question about salmon (right cut and/or removing bones). For the substitution question I'm a bit torn - I kind of agree with Max, most anything will work, but perhaps people could try to help you stay closer to tuna. But if you want to aim for that... is it only tuna that you want to avoid? Or are you avoiding it for a reason that might apply to other fish too?
    – Cascabel
    Jan 27, 2018 at 17:45
  • @Max: that's not a comment; that's an answer... If you answer and ping me, I'll come back and upvote... :-)
    – Fabby
    Jan 27, 2018 at 19:32
  • Look into Ora king salmon.
    – moscafj
    Jan 28, 2018 at 1:39

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short answer: octopus, salmon, shellfish

long answer:

Traditional forms are aku (an oily tuna) and he'e (octopus)... (aka)"Tako" Poke...

ahi poke is generally made with yellowfin tuna... raw salmon or various shellfish as a main ingredient...


How about imitation crab meat? Not gourmet but I think it taste nice.

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