Who knew it was this easy to make a flavourful version of a poke bowl at home?! This easy Earl’s-inspired Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe features sushi-grade ahi tuna with an epic marinade, juicy mangos, avocado, edamame, and an addicting spicy mayo!
What Is A Poke Bowl?
So what is a poke bowl anyway? First off, it is pronounced “poh-keh” it is not “poke” (like what my kids do to get my attention). Poke means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish which is then tossed over rice, with diverse toppings and flavourful sauces.
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What Does “Sushi Grade” Fish Mean?
Do NOT use just any type of fish for this recipe! I repeat! You will need sushi grade fish. ‘Sushi-grade’ fish is the term given to fish that shows it is safe to prepare and eat raw. The fish is caught quickly and flash frozen. The proper steps work to kill parasites making the raw fish safe for consumption. I always get mine from my trusty local fish shop – who typically has ahi- tuna (my favourite!). Keep it in the fridge prior to enjoying, and don’t let it sit out too long. Poke bowls are meant to be eaten slightly chilled.
What Do You Put in a Poke Bowl?
- Start with a base : We went for a classic jasmine rice base, but you could use brown rice, sushi rice, noodles or even greens.
- Add a protein : Marinated Ahi Tuna was our choice! But other favourite are salmon, crab, shrimp or tofu.
- Get creative with toppings! Items like cucumbers, edamame, nori, seaweed salad, radishes, picked ginger, pickled red onions, scallions, sesame seeds, diced tropical fruit, or even wasabi peas ALL work great here! We loved the addition of spicy mayo on top too.
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Who knew it was this easy to make a flavourful version of a poke bowl at home?! This easy Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe features sushi-grade ahi tuna with an epic marinade, juicy mangos, avocado, edamame, and an addicting spicy mayo!
- 1 pound sushi grade tuna, diced into bite-sized cubes (or salmon)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
For the Poke Bowl
- 3 cups cooked jasmine rice (or sushi rice)
- 1 large mango, diced
- 2 large avocado(s), sliced or diced
- 1/2 cup edamame, shelled
- 1/2 cup radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (garnish)
- 1/2 cup nori sheets, thinly sliced (optional)
- 1-2 sliced green onions (garnish)
For the Spicy Mayo
- 2 tablespoons sriracha
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
Whisk together soy, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger and sesame seeds in a mixing bowl. Add in the cubed fish and sliced green onions. Gently stir to combine, and marinade in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Prepare your Poke Bowl base with rice, mango, edamame, radishes, avocado, nori, and any other desired toppings. Top with marinated tuna, making sure to drizzle some marinade sauce on top! Garnish with additional sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with sriracha mayo!