Poke Bowl

I bet you have a lot of what you need to make the perfect poke bowl already in your fridge. Top that with my renditions of my favorite poke place in Hawaii, and kani salad, set out the toppings and let the family build their own because the only perfect poke bowl is the poke bowl you build yourself. 

Poke Bowl

Poke is nothing new, it’s been around for as long as Hawaiian fisherman have been hungry while fishing. Poke was invented by that need and developed into the traditional version of diced fish, whatever they caught that day, kukui nut, salt, and limu which is an algae that is common in Hawaii, and thats pretty much all it was. Poke as we know and love it with it’s variations didn’t actually become popular until the 70’s, but still pretty much stayed on the islands. It’s so popular on the islands that a lot of grocery stores have a poke counter next to the deli counter, where for lunch you can go in and get a bowl of rice and poke. Then around 2012 someone somewhere though up the idea of adding more toppings to the rice and poke and poke bowls were all of a sudden everywhere. Which to me is heaven, but when feeding a family of 4 including the endless pits our twin teenaged boys are it gets a little pricey. I bet you have a lot of what you need to make the perfect poke bowl already in your fridge. Top that with my renditions of my favorite poke place in Hawaii, and kani salad, set out the toppings and let the family build their own because the only perfect poke bowl is the poke bowl you build yourself. 

Poke Bowl

Other Great Topping Ideas for your Poke Bowl

The best part of this recipe is that none of it is set in stone. Mix and Match whatever your heart desires, here are some other ideas.

  1. Cucumber Salad
  2. Nori strips
  3. Pineapple 
  4. Corn
  5. Cabbage
  6. Jalapeños
  7. Pickled ginger 
  8. Roe 
  9. Asian hot sauce 
  10. Quinoa is a great substitute for rice

You can find this recipe in August 2020 issue of Spokane CDA Magazine.

Yield: 4 Bowls

Poke Bowl

Poke Bowl

I bet you have a lot of what you need to make the perfect poke bowl already in your fridge. Top that with my renditions of my favorite poke place in Hawaii, and kani salad, set out the toppings and let the family build their own because the only perfect poke bowl is the poke bowl you build yourself. 

Ingredients

Poke

  • 1 pound sushi-grade Salmon (or ahi), diced into 1 inch cubes 
  • 1 cup sweet onion
  • ¼ cup Green onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons veggie oil
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed

Kani Salad

  • 12 oz Imitation Crab
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise 
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha  
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Honey

Bowl Base

  • 2 cups cooked Sushi Rice, divided
  • 1 handful fresh Baby Spinach 

Fillers

  • 1 cup Mango, diced
  • 1 cup Seaweed Salad
  • 1 Avocado, sliced thin 
  • 1 cup Cucumber, sliced 
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion, diced 

Toppings (all to taste)

  • Cilantro
  • Green Onion, thinly sliced 
  • Furikake
  • Sriracha Mayo (or extra Kani Salad dressing)
  • Eel Sauce

Instructions

Poke

  1. Mix all ingredients into a mixing bowl, mix well serve immediately, or can be refrigerated overnight.

Kani Salad

  1. Unroll the imitation crab so that you can stack sheets on top of another and julienne they should be about 3 inches long
    and thin.
  2. In a mixing bowl add everything but the crab, mix well then add crab and mix well, serve immediately, or can be refrigerated overnight.

Building the Bowl

  1. In 4 individual bowls lay a bed of rice then a layer of spinach.
  2. Divide the poke, kuni salad, and the fillers equally and decoratively on top the spinach.

Finishing the Bowl

  1. Drizzle alternatively with eel sauce and spicy mayo.
  2. Sprinkle the top with furikake

Other Toppings

The best part of this recipe is that none of it is set in stone. Mix and Match whatever your heart desires, here are some other ideas.

  1. Cucumber Salad
  2. Nori strips
  3. Pineapple 
  4. Corn
  5. Cabbage
  6. Jalapenos
  7. Pickled ginger 
  8. Roe 
  9. Asian hot sauce 
  10. Quinoa is a great substitute for rice

Notes

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