The Poke Bowl originates from the Islands of Hawaii, famous for its crystal clear water and its enviable pace of life. Deep-sea fishermen, with the intention of eating without having to return to the port and not to waste their product, made a kind of salad with what they had on board and added the raw fish they had obtained in the form of cubes (‘poke’). ‘means’ cut’), giving more consistency to your meals. And so, suddenly, they created the Poke Bowl !
Basically, it is a recipe that uses raw fish, without gut, without skin and without bones, cut into cubes that is accompanied with a cereal base (typically rice) and many vegetables to taste. A good sauce and other spices such as seaweed, salt or crunchy seeds are added to give it texture.
This recipe that revolutionized instagram due to its colorful mixtures, has evolved and enriched itself with other gastronomic cultures such as Japanese or Thai. Since then, the Hawaiians have incorporated soy sauce, wasabi, edamame, white rice, another type of seaweed, marinated octopus meat, etc., so that the range of toppings that we can now add to our bowl … It’s endless!
Looking at the ingredients with which Poke is made, we can see a very healthy and balanced dish, in which vegetables are combined with raw fish and cereals such as rice. Only natural foods are used, which provide energy, high biological value protein, fiber and micronutrients. No ultra-processed! It is a good healthy alternative to other fast food dishes that abuse processed products.
Salmon Poké Bowl
- Savoy cabbage or red onion
- Sesame seeds
- Rice vinegar sauce, sesame oil and soy sauce
- Sushi type rice
- Clean the salmon loin, remove the bones and skin and prepare it in cubes. Cut the horseradish, onion or savoy cabbage, cucumber, avocado and carrot into strips.
- In a bowl, prepare the sauce by mixing vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce and marinating the salmon for approximately 15 minutes.
- Boil rice like sushi.
- In another container, combine all the ingredients and season with the previously prepared sauce.
- Collect the seeds to decorate.
By Andrea Báguena