Poke Popularity

If you haven't tried Poke yet, it's only a matter of time as this is an item that is sweeping the nation.  Poke is a traditional and staple dish in Hawaii.  Moving east to Los Angeles and boosted by growing seafood consumption, the Poke cube is gaining momentum in major metros in the U.S. Pokeworks, a restaurant chain whose model allows customers to customize their own Poke bowl and ingredients, is currently open in California and NYC. They are slated to open more locations soon in Seattle and Boston.

So what is Poke? They are bite size pieces of raw fish, primarily tuna and salmon that are marinated in a soy based sauce. It is a healthy and light dish. PopSugar has a great and easy recipe here if you'd like to try to make your own poke bowl at home.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound sushi-grade ahi tuna, cubed
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 avocado

For serving:
Cooked brown rice, at room temperature
Seaweed salad, optional
Pickled ginger, optional

 For Complete Directions and instructions, CLICK HERE

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