International Poke Day – 28 September
Aloha Poke (“POH-keh”) is a deliciously simple Hawaiian dish of cubed fish, over a bowl of seasoned salad and vinegared rice.
Poké’ actually means to cut or section in native Hawaiian and this relates to the fish or ingredients being chopped up or diced into small chunks.
Poke became part of the Hawaiian diet in the 1970s, but in recent years has become a global food phenomenon starting on the west coast of the US, spreading to New York and now to the UK.
Trendy poke bowls have all the deliciousness of sushi but in a bowl, which means there’s more of it! With a sticky rice base, they can be topped with fresh ingredients, or leftovers from the fridge – make it colourful, make it delicious, make it yours. Try out some of these recipes and let us know what you think over on Facebook.
Ahi Poke Basic
Prep time: 15 mins
Additional time: 2 hrs
This is a standard raw tuna (poke) salad served in most Hawaiian homes. Although unconventional, it is sure to please the more adventurous seafood lovers. Be sure to use fresh tuna for the very best flavour, although fresh frozen tuna will produce acceptable results.
Source: All Recipes, find the recipe here
Tuna Poke Bowl
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Since tuna is really the star of the show in this bowl, you’re going to want to buy the best sushi-grade (available from Heritage).
Source: Delish, find the recipe here
Salmon Poke Bowl
Prep time: 30 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Trendy poke bowls have all the deliciousness of sushi but in a bowl, which means there’s more of it!
Source: BBC Good Food, find the recipe here
Vegetarian Poke Bowl
Prep time: 10 mins
This vegetarian poke bowl is a fantastic dish and is light, clean, filling but not heavy. Made with watermelon poke.
Source: 101 Cook books, find the recipe here