Happy Friday! I'm skipping this week's Friday Feels post because I feel like talking about tuna poke instead. If I could wear a shirt that said tuna + avocado + soy sauce I would. That's how much I did these ingredients. Would you wear this shirt? Or what would your favorite ingredient shirt look like? Seriously, I want to know.
I grew up eating a ton of sushi and Japanese food in general thanks to growing up in a neighborhood just outside of New York City that was super diverse. Our neighbors were from Japan, and they taught my mother a lot! We also had access to an amazing little Japanese supermarket. I feel lucky to have grown up eating such delicious food. For those who are wondering, we vacationed in the Adirondacks and moved there when I was in 6th grade. Anyhoo, It wasn't until I was in my 20s that I experienced poke for the first time, and I was instantly hooked. If you follow my Instagram stories, you'll see I eat some variation of it for lunch several times per week.
Poke is a Hawaiian dish that consists of chunks of raw fish mixed with basically whatever. Typically it contains soy sauce and sesame oil. I make it all the time, and this variation with tuna is my favorite. It is SO easy and quick to make that its borderline ridiculous.
Here is my recipe for one very hungry person or for two as an appetizer.
- one wild caught tuna steak. Cube it up. Buy it frozen because the freezing process kills parasites. Yikes!
- one avocado cut up into cubes similar in size as your tuna chunks.
- one scallion, thinly slice green part. More or less depending on how much onion flavor you like.
- soy sauce
- toasted sesame oil (a splash)
-Eden Sesame + Sea Veggie Seasoning (optional)
- thinly sliced up pieces of toasted nori
In a bowl mix up all of your ingredients except for oil and nori. Gently toss and try to keep the avocado in chunk form. Add a drizzle of oil last, and stir a teeny bit more.
Cook up some sushi rice. I use a rice cooker. Add rice to a bowl. Scoop poke on top. Lastly sprinkle some nori slices on top. Done!! This also tastes amazing in sushi burrito form. Just take a large sheet of nori, add some rice, scoop in some poke, roll, and eat! If you don't want rice, it would taste awesome on top of a salad.
I'll be sharing more poke recipes and maybe my favorite vegan sushi burrito here soonish.
Are you as obsessed with poke as I am?
Have a gorgeous weekend!