Poke bowls are a new trend in which can be explained as deconstructed sushi. Instead of having a sushi roll containing items such as rice, salmon/tofu, and various garnishes; a poke bowl has theses items mixed together in a bowl. Poke Bowls can also be described as a fish salad. A fish salad is more of fish with a type of green and garnishes. Instead of greens the base a of poke bowl is the rice. The rice can be short grain brown rice or sticky white rice. A Poke Bowl can have many different variations of of fish in them. If fish is not what you prefer to eat you could always use tofu as a substitute for the fish. Ahi Tuna or sushi-grade salmon are the top picks for poke bowls. Getting fresh fish will make the bowl taste the best but can be costly. To find sushi-grade first you will most likely need to visit a specialty store. tofu is a less expensive alternative as well as searing wild salmon.
With Poke Bowls it is a chance to play with your food choices by adding various items each time you make them. These are a few ingredients to try:
– Steamed White Rice, Sticky White Rice, or Whole Grain Brown Rice
– Cubed Sashimi Grade Tuna or Salmon cut into small cubes
-Shredded Napa Cabbage
-Fried Wonton Strips
Poke Bowls are also versatile with types of dressings you can dress the bowl in. Like this Soy Sauce Dressing:
1/4 c Soy Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
2 tbs Rice Vinegar
2 tbs Sesame Oil
2 tbs Olive Oil
Poke bowls are fun to add versatility to your meals! You can change them up every time you eat them by adding or taking away ingredients. The ingredients listed are only some of the many you can try with your poke bowl!