Mock Crab Poke

Carolyn Haas


Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish made up of raw fish and seaweed. There are Poke shacks all over the islands selling this delicious treat. Some serve up to 20 different varieties! This is a version that I found on a University of Hawaii site that does not require either of the original main ingredients, yet retains that Aloha spirit!

Cook time is actually chilling time.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 lb
    imitation crab, cut into 1 inch piecs
  • 1 small
  • 1/2 c
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    green onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp
    sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-2 tsp
    red pepper flakes (see note)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil

How to Make Mock Crab Poke


  1. Cut cucumber in half length-wise. Remove seeds. Cut into thin slices.
  2. Combine all ingredients in bowl. Adjust seasonings. Chill before serving.
  3. NOTE: original recipe calls for Hawaiian red peppers, seeded and minced. Fresh red jalapeno or Serrano peppers can be substituted for Hawaiian red peppers. If you are not fond of hot foods, start with one teaspoon of flakes or one minced pepper. Easier to add heat than to remove it!

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About Mock Crab Poke

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Hashtags: #hawaiian #hawaii

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