Smoked Tako (Octopus) Poke

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  • 9lbs Tako (octopus) tentacles
  • Banana leaf
  • 3-4 cans of cheap lager beer
  • ½ lb. of limu (seaweed)
  • 1 mango diced
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil


Cut the tentacles into segments as big as your hand.  Place in a large pot add enough beer to cover the tentacles, cover with a lid and boil for an hour and a half.  Strain and cut into small chunks.  Place on a banana leaf lined with aluminum foil and smoke at 250 for 1 hour.  When that is done, place the tako in a large bowl, add the limu, mango, green onions, sesame oil and mix.  The tako should have enough naturally salty flavor to be fine.  If you want more, add sea salt or soy sauce to taste.  Serve with taro or tortilla chips.

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