Sashimi Grade Tuna Poke Bowl

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Sashimi Grade Tuna Poke Bowl

What is a poke bowl we hear you ask? Well, good question. Pronounced “Poke-ay”, the poke bowl is a Japanese influenced cuisine originating in Hawaii but becoming increasingly popular in other countries around the world. 

A dish that feels similar to deconstructed sushi, the poke bowl uses some of the same popular ingredients, including layers of soy sauce marinated fish, rice, and tasty vegetable toppings like avocado and edamame.

The poke bowl is the ideal quick lunch option for warmer days, or when you're looking for a minimal effort recipe that still packs a delicious punch to excite your taste buds. Not only is a poke bowl super easy to prepare, but depending on the contents they also contain heaps of nutrients and are loaded with protein – both delicious and healthy, what’s not to love?

If you’re a sushi enthusiast, then this recipe is most certainly one for you! Why not give making your own poke bowl a go with this super easy recipe - we promise you won't be disappointed.

Sliced sashimi grade tuna about to be picked up by chopsticks

Ingredients (Serving 2)

Flavourings

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • Seaweed

Optional toppings

  • 2 spring onions
  • ½ an avocado
  • 100g edamame
  • ½ a cucumber
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. Begin by slicing the sashimi-grade tuna into bite size cubes. Roughly 4cm pieces.
  2. Thinly slice the spring onions and your seaweed.
  3. Then cut the cucumber and avocado, setting aside for topping later.
  4. Meanwhile cook the Japanese rice according to pack instructions.
  5. Heat up a pan to a medium heat. Once hot add in a tablespoon of sesame seeds and toast for a couple minutes. Removed sesame seeds from the heat and set aside for later.
  6. Place your tuna and salmon cubes into a bowl along with the diced spring onions and seaweed.
  7. Add in the soy sauce, sesame oil and rice vinegar followed by a scatter of your toasted sesame seeds.
  8. It’s now time to assemble.
  9. Place you cooked Japanese rice into a bowl once slightly cooled. Top with your sashimi-grade tuna and smoked salmon.
  10. Arrange your chosen topping in the bowl. Finishing with a last sprinkle of the toasted sesame seeds before tucking in immediately.

Want to try mixing up your poke bowl? Why not try adding smoked salmon or prawns for something a little different.