We first heard about Hawaiian poke (pronounced poh-kay) bowls at the beginning of 2016, and since then poke restaurants and bars have popped up all over the world.
A fusion of sushi and a nourish bowl, this traditional Hawaiian dish consists of raw fish, rice, avocado, veggies, seaweed and a soy sauce-based seasoning. Poke is packed with lean protein, whole grains, healthy fats and vegetables and is gluten free, so there's no surprise why it has become a healthy food staple.
While restaurant poke bowls do come with a hefty price tag, you can make your own delicious bowls at home. You will need:
- Fresh sushi-grade fatty fish (yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, salmon)
- Marinade for fish (soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, chilli garlic oil)
- Rice (seasoned with rice vinegar and chopped kombu or seaweed)
- Garnishes (avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mango, spring onion, grated carrots, seaweed, soy sauce, sesame seeds)
Ready to make one? Try these three delicious recipes.
1. Ahi tuna poke bowl with mango salad
This simple poke bowl consists of fresh ahi (yellowfish) tuna, a three-ingredient dressing, mango and avocado on a bed of spring lettuce mix.
2. Ahi poke bowls with pineapple and avocado
For an added tropical element, try these poke bowls with ahi tuna (marinated in soy sauce, oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, ginger and garlic), cucumber, seaweed salad and fresh pineapple.
3. Ahi tuna poke bowl with quinoa
This poke recipe is packed with flavour thanks to a garlic and ginger soy tuna marinade, crispy onion and edamame -- but if rice isn't your thing, try this version with quinoa.