Poke Bowl With A Twist
Is it just me or does it seem like all of a sudden we blinked and Poke Bowls are everywhere?! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. In fact, I'm obsessed. James and I love sushi and eat it almost once a week so naturally, the Poke Bowl was destined to become a fast favourite for me. If you haven't had a Poke Bowl, think deconstructed sushi in a bowl, with a hawaiian twist. It's amazing. However, what's not so amazing is when the two Poke restaurants in the city are downtown and you live on the south side, about half an hour away. #southsideproblems
So, I decided to take it upon myself to attempt make one of these bowls on my own with a little help from SPUD. Really, I was pleasantly surprised at how simple this was. The great thing with these bowls is there's really no right or wrong way to do them, you can tailor them to your tastes. Here's how I made mine...
What you'll need:
-Poke Cubes, or Tuna (or sushi grade raw fish of your choice cut into cubes), I used two steaks for two bowls or else 200g of the cubes should suffice
-1/2 cup cooked quinoa
-2 handfuls of mixed greens
-2 cups of vegetables of choice (1 cup per bowl) I used cucumber, frozen corn and frozen edamame for mine
-1 avocado (1/2 per bowl)
-To garnish: sesame seeds, green onions, macadamia nuts, sprouts, ginger - whatever you choose!
-Marinade for fish: 1 tsp each of rice vinegar & sesame oil, 2 tsp of soya sauce or tamari
*optional - for a sweeter sauce add sugar to taste, I add sriracha to mine for a bit of kick!
-Optional: drizzle with Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing
I purchased almost all of my ingredients from SPUD & had them delivered right to my door! If you haven't tried SPUD, use my referral code CREDM-TIDDIA to get $20 off your first order of $50 or more! It's pretty sweet having organic and local groceries delivered right to your door!
Now, onto the recipe....
Start by making the marinade for the fish and allowing the fish to sit while you prep the rest of the dish
Fill each bowl with a small amount of greens and top with cooked quinoa. Then place your vegetables in the dish and finally, place the fish in the dish and garnish as desired
That's it! It's actually so simple and easy plus, it's delicious. I made mine with a bit of a twist with the salad and quinoa base but test this out with white or brown rice and see what you prefer!
How do you take your poke bowl?