Salmon & Yellowtail Poké Bowl

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If you guys have read our blog in the past, you will probably know that we LOVE Poké bowls. We’ve been on the hunt for good Poké places in Orange County and couldn’t find a restaurant that has good Poké and is within a 10 mile radius from our house. So one weekend, while strolling down the fish aisle in our local Korean grocery store market, we picked up some sushi grade fish and decided to try making our own Poké bowls with the help of our friends (Google Search and Pinterest).

Our first attempt was a SUCCESS!!! Not only did it taste perfectly to our liking but the fish to rice to salad ratio is incomparable to the Poké bowls we have outside. As in, our ratio is so much better because we added as much fish as we wanted without feeling slightly guilty of the price tag.

Okay, okay. Less talk, more food. Here are the step by steps to  our homemade Poké bowl.

Servings: 2 people          Prep Time: 30 minutes             Level: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked Rice
  • 1 piece of Salmon – sushi grade
  • 1 piece of Yellowtail – sushi grade
  • 2 cups of Lettuce (or pre-washed spring mix salad)
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 3 tablespoon of Masago (fish caviar)
  • 1/2 cup of diced Pineapple slices
  • 2 stalks of Green Onions – chopped into small pieces
  • 1.5 tablespoon of Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1 table spoon of Sesame Oil
  • Wasabi (however much you can take)

Step 1: Wash your fish & dry with paper towel. Cut your fish into small square pieces. Place them together in a bowl.

Step 2: Whip out your soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar. Pour them on the diced fish. Add masago and chopped green onions. Mix well with spoon. Place into the fridge and let it marinate for about 20 mins while you cook your rice.

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Step 3: Cook your rice. Set it for “Quick Cooking” because ain’t nobody got an hour to wait for cooked rice.  If you don’t have a rice cooker, here’s a link on how to cook rice on your stove-top. The video in the link says to use salt. For this recipe, skip the salt since you will be mixing the rice with the marinated fish later on.

You can also skip the rice and only use lettuce/spring mix salad if you’re looking for a low-carb option.

Step 4: Once your rice is cooked, get out your other ingredients for plating. Here we have our diced pineapples, chopped green onions and chopped lettuce. We forgot to include diced avocado in this picture, but you guys get the idea.

Step 5: Putting it all together however way you like it. Don’t forget to add the Wasabi. Wasabi helps to kill any bacteria and makes this dish safer for you to eat. Here’s how we did it:

Step 6: Take spoon, scoop, bring to mouth, open mouth, place food inside mouth, EAT!

We like to mix the Poké bowl prior to digging in. It blends all the ingredients together so each bite has a little bit of everything. But hey, you can eat it however way you want because YOU’RE THE BOSS!

You can find all of the ingredients in your local Asian grocery store.There’s always a risk for consuming raw foods so please make sure to pick up sushi grade fish instead of regular fish filets/steaks. Sushi grade fish are of a higher quality and are cut from the areas of the fish where it’s okay to eat it raw. If you’re still a little nervous about picking up sushi grade fish, here’s a great blog post about how to select sushi grade fish from thekitchn.com.

We really enjoyed our homemade Poké bowl. It’s so quick and simple to put together. There are also many ways of enjoying your Poké. We had extra Poké left over to eat with tortilla chips. You can also take all of your ingredients and wrap them into a Poké burrito with a large sheet of seaweed.

Have fun trying this recipe and leave a comment below to let us know how it turned out.

“Happi” eating!

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