Poke Bowls are the Hawaiian version of Sushi but much easier to eat. Usually composed of raw, marinated fish on rice, topped with veggies and sauces, Poke Bowls are a great way to get a healthy meal that’s easy to take on-the-go. Here are a few tips so you can enjoy this easy meal at home. Don’t forget to try tossing your protein in any of Bellisari’s Spreads or Sauces. For those of you that like it spicy, try adding a teaspoon of Sriracha sauce to Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Spread.
1. Choose a base
The great thing about a poke bowl is that you can make it according to your taste. Choose a base you would like, whether it’s sticky sushi rice or a healthier option like brown rice, cauliflower rice or leafy greens. Anything goes!
Tip: If you’re using rice, the rice should be hot. Starchy or wet rice can ruin a good poke bowl, so rather try to use a rice cooker to get your rice perfect.
2. Decide on a protein option
Tuna and salmon are popular choices when making a great poke bowl. It’s important to use only the freshest fish you can find. After your fish is cut into fillets, cut it into cubes. When you cube your fish, cut with the grain to get the best results.
If you don’t feel like using fish for your poke bowl, other proteins such as chicken and tofu make good substitutes.
3. Choose a dressing to compliment your dish
When it comes to your dressing, choose carefully, as a lot of the flavor of the dish comes from the dressing. Dressings such as soya sauce and ponzu sauce, and wasabi and citrus flavors are delicious and complement the fish well.
4. Fill up your bowl
Now is the time to fill up your bowl with delicious and fresh ingredients. A great poke bowl has contrasting flavors, temperatures and textures. Include a good combination of fresh fruit and vegetables (avocado is a great option), as well as edamame beans, nuts, seeds and spices, pickled ginger, a variety of alliums and some chilies or chili flakes for some heat.
Adapted from goodhousekeeping.com