Poke (pronounced poh-kay) is a very common Hawaiian ‘raw fish salad’ and one of my favorite dishes from the islands. However, as our diets began to shift from consuming meat and animal-based proteins to consuming a completely plant-based menu we eliminated many of our favorite meat dishes. Then, while attending The 12th annual Avocado Festival on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2018, I tasted a glorious fishless Poke made from adzuki bean tempeh by a Maui-based company called Zuki. After tasting this vegan rendition of the classic Poke (which was absolutely awesome and spot on!) I was hooked… addicted even, and had to have more! But to my dismay I couldn’t find any Zuki Tempeh to purchase, so I had to find another suitable base that was organic, plant-based and reasonable to source. I decided to try out another new found favorite: Jackfruit, or as we now playfully call it, “Chick’un of the Tree”. Ever since, Jackfruit has become a staple in our diet as a wonderful meat substitute (and a delicious food in its own right). It definitely works to create a great replica of the traditional raw fish poke, not to mention many other “Chick’un of the Tree” recipes! This is a pretty simple recipe to familiarize yourself with Jackfruit or add to your plant-based arsenal and I really hope you enjoy the results! Please let me know what you think!