Poke bowl originates from Hawaii and has generated great internet sensations. It is similar to raw fish salad or inside out sushi bowl. Ahi is yellow fin tuna in Hawaiian. Ahi is commonly found in Hawaii thus traditional poke bowl often involves marinated tuna. Nowadays, spin offs including the substitution of tuna with salmon or tofu. I added avocado and brown rice to complete the poke bowl. I also drizzle the bowl with homemade spicy mayo to spice up the taste.
To marinate tuna, I mix together the following ingredients. The flavor is influenced by Japanese sashimi due to the addition of wasabi,
- 100 g raw yellow fin tuna, chopped in cubes
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp spring onion
- 1/4 tsp sesame seeds
- wasabi to taste
After marinating for five minutes, I layer the bowl with 1 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice, 1 avocado chopped in cubes, and marinated tuna. Topped with more spring onion and sesame seeds.
To make spicy mayo, mix together,
- 1/3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/4 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
- 1 tsp chili power
Poke bowl has easily become my favorite food as I love raw fish, avocado and rice. The dish is quick to make and does not involve turning up the stove. (Rice cooker for the rice haha, no stove). Sometimes I use white rice. Other times, I have lettuce, chick peas and lentil seeds. The spin offs are delicious! If you do not want spicy mayo as it does add quite some calories, you can drizzle some soy sauce, lime juice and sesame oil.
Enjoy poke bowl and I wish you a very Happy New Year! x