Poke means “chopped up” and it is a very popular dish from Hawaii! I love poke and honestly I can eat it for every meal! What I love about poke is that you can really customize it to your liking. I am going to break it down for you so you can add whatever you like! I will also include one of my favourite homemade poke recipe. Here we go!
- white rice
- brown rice
- mix green lettuce
- zucchini noodles or any veggie noodles you like
Veggies (Pick as many as you like):
- pickled ginger
- bell peppers
- green onions
As you can see, the possibilities are endless!
- Sushi grade salmon or tuna
- Regular cooked salmon, tuna, or whatever fish you like
- Thinly sliced beef
- If you are vegetarian, you can use tofu or just load it up with more veggies!
- Imitation crab meat
- Spicy mayo (mayo + sirarcha)
- Basic soy (Light soy sauce + sesame seed oil + Rice vinegar)
Give it a try and see what combination you like best! You can never get bored of poke because every bowl can be different!
Homemade Poke Bowls
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 1/4 cup imitation crab shredded
- 1/2 cubed carrots
- 1/2 cubed cucumbers
- 1 yellow bell peppers
- 1/2 cup edamame
- 2 oz salmon (Marinate salmon with soy and sesame seed oil before cooking)
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 3 drops sesame sauce
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp white sugar
- Marinate salmon with a little light soy sauce and sesame oil
- Cook Salmon in oven set at 350 F for about 7 minutes (timing might be different if your salmon is thicker or thinner. Use your discretion and check)
- In a large bowl, assemble bowl with a bed of rice
- On top of rice, add imitation crab, carrots, cucumbers, bell pepper, edamame and cooked salmon
- In a small bowl, mix together light soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and sugar. Pour over poke bowl or dip ingredients into the soy sauce mixture as you eat!