If you read any of my poke restaurant reviews on The Poke Guy, Pokeritto, and Ono Seafood (in Honolulu), you might be thinking to yourself…”Can I just make poke at home? It seems relatively easy to replicate.” And you would be right! Poke is really just a combination of cubed sashimi grade fish or seafood, soy sauce, seasoning, and onions/green onions. It’s usually served on top a bed of hot brown/white rice, and there you go! Poke right at home. Meta Knight and I tried giving poke a try one time at home so feel free to follow our recipe to make yours.
For the ingredients, you’ll need sesame oil, hawaiian salt (we got ours in Hawaii on vacation but I’m sure you can find them at local ethnic grocery stores as well), soy sauce, furikake, ginger, garlic, onion, and green onion.
We bought two previously frozen sashimi grade tuna and salmon from Izumiya Supermarket and it costed us about $15 CAD in total for both.
Chop the fish into 1/2 inch cubes or whatever size you feel provides the best ‘bite’. You don’t really want the cubes to be any larger than what you can put in your mouth (a 2 biter is too big).
Once it’s chopped up, it’ll look a little like this. 😀
Next, mince the garlic, ginger, green onion, and cut the white onion into thin slices.
Put the tuna and salmon into a metal mixing bowl, then stir in all of the veggies you chopped up earlier and mix mix mix! Next, add about 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon of Hawaiian salt (or coarse kosher salt), and furikake. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving so the flavours get a chance to meld together.
Once the your rice is ready, scoop it into a bowl, top it with your poke mixture, and viola! That’s it! I felt fancy that day so I added some marinated baby octopus that I got from Izumiya. I love baby octopuses but they’re always so pricey… It’s definitely a treat. 🙂
Poke is such a healthy meal if you pair it with brown rice. It’s low in fat, high in omega-3 fatty acids (from the tuna/salmon), and high in fiber so it keeps you full. It’s the ultimate meal!
Let me know what you think of this recipe, and if you try another variation of poke that is delicious, please leave me a comment below! I definitely want to try out some other flavours and combinations. 🙂
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By the way! Check out some of my other tasty recipes below:
- 4 Easy Steps to Making Kale Chips!
- Blueberry Matcha Protein Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Pudding
- Easy Health-fied Spaghetti Carbonara