This is How to Make a Salmon Poke Bowl.
A surprisingly delicious and healthy meal in a bowl.
How to Make a Salmon Poke Bowl
Because, even though this poke bowl is considered to be a Hawaiian meal, it actually also is made with ingredients that are in line with
the Mediterranean diet. Not only that, is is also gluten free as well.
To be honest, it would not be hard to make this poke bowl friendly to other diets too.
Simply omit the grain from this and you would have a low carb and possibly keto recipe.
However, take out the salmon and you would have a great tasting vegan or vegetarian diet recipe too.
Making a poke bowl is as easy as you would like it to be.
It really is about satisfying certain qualities that are present in a Poke Bowl such as this one.
I will explain the ‘criteria’ for a poke bowl to you in a moment.
What I like about a poke bowl is that you can customize it to your needs.
I just mentioned how you could alter this recipe to fit a special diet such as a low carbohydrate one.
But, you could also alter this recipe by adding foods that are more for a Mediterranean diet as well (I’m thinking about olives and cherry tomatoes myself).
I have mentioned also that the Poke bowl is really Hawaiian at heart.
As a result, it features food that you would normally find in Hawaii. For the salmon, for example, you would use ‘sushi-grade’ salmon cut into chunks. This means that the salmon has been frozen in order to kill parasites etc. When purchasing your salmon for this recipe, make sure that it is indeed marked ‘sushi-grade’ on the packaging.
The salmon is the protein portion of this recipe.
But, you could use another protein of your choice to make your poke bowl. Popular protein ideas for poke bowls include ahi tuna, shrimp, or even tofu. Also, if you are unsure about the whole raw fish/suchi-grade thing, you could certainly use a cooked protein instead (I’m all for grilled shrimp!).
Portion is just one part of the poke bowl.
This is pretty much a square meal in a bowl all by itself.
What I mean is that you have your protein, as we just touched on. But, you also have your vegetables and grains.
See what I mean about the whole Mediterranean diet parallel with the poke bowl?
Poke bowls are made on a base.
The base is usually some kind of a grain and some kind of a vegetable. Then we add other goodies to make it both yummier to eat and also make the presentation more attractive.
This is really a meal recipe that you can have fun personalizing as well.
Adding some delicious and colorful fruit can be one way to personalize your poke bowl.
However, topping your poke bowl with a great dressing is another way to personalize your meal too!
By the way, while you are here you may also be interested in these ideas.
- Easiest Greek Salad in Vinaigrette Dressing.
- The Best Ever Texas Caviar.
- How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet.
How to Make a Salmon Poke Bowl
As mentioned, for the salmon, use ‘sushi-grade’ salmon that has been cut into chunks. This means that the salmon has been frozen in order to kill parasites etc. When purchasing your salmon for this recipe, make sure that it is indeed marked ‘sushi-grade’ on the packaging.
You could however, substitute another form of protein as well.
Popular protein ideas for poke bowls include tuna, shrimp, or even tofu. Also, if you are unsure about the whole raw fish/suchi-grade thing, you could certainly use a cooked protein instead (I’m all for grilled shrimp!).
How to Make a Salmon Poke Bowl- What you will need to make yours.
- Salmon (sushi-grade)– 1 pound. Your salmon should be skinless an cut into 1/2 to 1″ sized cubes. 3/4″ cubes is the standard. This is your protein for your bowl so feel free to sub in another protein such as ahi tuna (sushi grade) or shrimp instead.
- Sesame Oil– 2 tablespoons.
- Soy Sauce– 2 teaspoons.
- Lime Juice– 2 tablespoons.
- Greens, such as a spring salad- 1/4 cup per bowl.
- Avocado- 1 sliced.
- Grain, such as brown rice– 1/4 cup per bowl.
- Legume, such as edamame (young soybeans)- 1/4 cup per bowl.
- Fruit, such as pineapple or grapes- 1/4 cup per bowl.
- Sesame Seeds– 1 teaspoon per bowl, toasted.
This is How to Make a Salmon Poke Bowl-
- Start by placing your prepared salmon in a dish or bowl that can be covered or a large zip top bag.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, and lime juice. Next, pour this over the salmon and make sure that the salmon is completely covered by the whisked mixture (you will need to facilitate this, for example, move the salmon around in the liquid ).
- Cover the salmon and place it into the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour.
- When you are ready to make your poke bowls, evenly distribute the salmon to each of your poke bowls. Then arrange the greens, avocado, grains (rice), legume (edamame), and fruit in the bowl.
- Top this with your sesame seeds and serve.
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Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.
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