What is Poke? Pronounced “poke-eh,” poke is a dish that originated in Hawaii and is traditionally made with fresh raw fish and toppings like seaweed, onions, avocado, and cucumber.
When making a poke bowl, make sure to use sushi-grade tuna. Sushi-grade is a term most commonly given to fish, meaning it’s been stored and prepared in such a way that it’s safe to eat raw. You can find Poke Tuna at the market in the freezer directly in front of our meat case.
Start off by cooking rice, which will be used as the base for this bowl.
Seaweed (Nora Seaweed Snacks Crispy)
Something for crunch (like peanuts, dehydrated garlic, crispy onions)
In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Stir and let the ginger and garlic sit for 5 minutes to mellow.
In a medium bowl, toss the tuna with sesame oil until evenly coated. This prevents the kimchi from “cooking” the fish with its acidity. Add the kimchi, green onions, and soy sauce mixture. Taste and season as needed.
Instead of a bowl, serve your poke on chips or crackers. This makes a delicious appetizer, snack, or even a meal.