Easy Homemade Ahi tuna poke bowl
I was introduced to the poke on Hawaiian island and fell in love with it the very moment. This raw poke salad contain freshly caught seafood like that in sushi marinated with soy sauce and vinegar. And later tossed with different delightful ingredients to bring the heat and spice to it.
This Hawaiian island’s delicacy took California by storm. This trendy build your own poke bowl restaurants will assemble the fresh poke bowls in front of you. And trust me they are nothing else than a feast to your taste buds and eyes. My inclination towards poke is not entirely because of the taste but also because the nutrition it delivers.
The poke bowls may seem intimidating and very hard to make but guess what? They are super easy to make at home. I personally love ahi poke and that is why I learned a few quick poke recipes that I can make myself at home. Sometimes I also make it for my special dates: p
Moving on! I have ahi tuna poke bowl recipe to share with you all. The best thing about the poke bowls is that it requires very little cooking or no cooking at all. As I have a fair knowledge of seafood but most people lack in it. So whenever you visit the market to buy tuna, ask the person that if it is sushi grade or is safe to eat raw.
Ahi tuna poke bowl Recipe
1-Marinate the tuna with
Let the tuna stay in the refrigerator for a while.
2-Poke Marinade ingredients
Red pepper flakes
Fresh sliced cucumbers
Diced salad leave
Add the marinade to the refrigerated tuna. Add the marinade prepared with rice vinegar, soy sauce, creamy mayo, mustard, sriracha, red pepper flakes and sesame oil. This nice marinade will bring out the taste from the marinated tuna.
Well, I like it best with brown rice but it can most certainly be enjoyed with noodles too. Take a bowl and add brown rice in the base, add tuna and top it up with avocado, cucumbers, carrots, salad leaves and anything you think will bring taste to it. And viola its ready to serve.
Not a fan of raw fish?
No problem if you’re not a fan of raw fish you can always use cooked shrimps and octopus marinated by using soy sauce and vinegar. Add the similar marinade to bring some tangy spicy taste to the bowl. Top it up with avocado, salad leaves, carrots, cucumbers and other vegetables you think suitable and enjoy it. This cooked shrimp or octopus bowl certainly taste like a poke bowl.
This recipe is easy to make at home. You can even make it for your special dates as I do. It is simple to make but seem super fancy.