Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Salmon & Avocado Poke Bowl

You may be asking yourself, "What the heck is a Poke Bowl?" right about now. I don't blame you, I wondered the same thing. So, I went to Google for an answer. It's actually of Hawaiian origin and pronounced Pok-eh. It is a raw salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisinePokÄ“ is the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut". And now we know! I served it as an entree over a quinoa and brown rice mixture, instead of as the traditional appetizer, and it was ah-maz-ing! 

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Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway. J...not so much a fan of the raw fish. I'll spare you the details of his reaction when I had him taste it. So, I threw his portion in a skillet and cooked it through for him. He liked it that way. Sad, I know. But, he will eat some sushi with me, so I can't complain too much. I will say that I didn't love it as much the next day as leftovers...better to eat it all while fresh for the best flavor. Which was amazing. Did I mention that already? So, for those of you who aren't afraid of raw salmon, you need to try this. Stat. For reals. 

Salmon & Avocado Poke Bowl

  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 lb sushi-grade salmon (bones and skin removed)
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • Sesame seeds

  1. In a medium bowl combine onion, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and ginger. Set aside.
  2. Cut the salmon into 3/4″ chunks and add to the marinade bowl, along with the avocado.
  3. Serve immediately, topped with sesame seeds, or refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  4. Serve with rice or grain of your choice. 


  1. I've had a version of this saved for a while now, and your post pushed me to try it - I love the sound of this! I bet it'd be great with tuna as well.

    1. It would definitely be good with tuna!

  2. Where did you buy your sushi grade salmon? I have had this pinned to make!

    1. Is there a Central Market near you? If so, you should be able to get it there or at HEB at the seafood counter. Definitely make this soon!


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