Hot, summer nights call for refreshing, light meals that are packed full of flavour, and this Poke Bowl Recipe is the perfect example. Consisting of nourishing and delicious raw tuna, nori, radish and avocado, this is my current go-to summer dish. All the elements in my Poke Bowl Recipe can be prepared ahead of time making it a perfect dinner party meal. Once your guests arrive, simply toss the tuna in the dressing and plate up. It will take you 10 minutes max and I’m sure your guests will leave with happy tummies.
If you’ve never heard of Poke, you may be interested to know that this is a centuries-old dish originating from Hawaii. Poke, in Hawaiian, means to cut crosswise into pieces, which makes sense seeing as that’s how the tuna is cut. Originally the dish consisted of fish scraps and seaweed, but as other cultures arrived in Hawaii the dish was adapted and now commonly contains tuna as the key ingredient as well as sesame oil and some other common Japanese seasonings.
The great thing about this Poke Bowl Recipe is that it can easily be adapted to suit your tastes. You could try with grated carrot, pickled cabbage or omit the vegetables all together and simply have the tuna and rice. If you’re feeling daring you could try a traditional poke bowl of fish scraps and seaweed, it’s really is up to you!