Smoked Salmon Poke

Poke, pronounced poh-kay is a traditional Hawaiian speciality. It is similar to sushi in that the fish is typically served raw on top of rice. It differs though in that it is served in a bowl and garnished with salad, herbs and even fruit. It is growing in popularity in Britain as it really suits a low-fat, healthy diet. Like sushi it is incredibly nutritious, but unlike sushi it doesn’t take long to make, as you can simply throw everything together in a bowl. It is great for using up any left over salad or cooked grains left in the fridge. I use sushi rice in this recipe but you can easily switch it for cooked quinoa or any left over rice from other meals. I also use smoked salmon rather than raw as I am not confident enough to serve raw fish. In fact, the inspiration for this recipe came from one in Tesco Real Food where they use cooked tuna steak and you can even use tinned if it is easier.

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Smoked Salmon Poke
Smoked Salmon Poke
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Smoked Salmon Poke
Instructions
  1. Rinse the sushi rice in cold water and place in a pan with 200ml boiling water. Cover and leave to simmer on the hob for 10-12 minutes, then remove from the heat but leave to stand with the pan lid on for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the salad by shredding the lettuce and coriander and adding to a large bowl.
  3. Thinly slice the chilli and cucumber and add to the bowl.
  4. Peel and stone the mango, chop in to bite size pieces. Add to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Make the dressing by mixing the soy, lime juice, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil in a small bowl before pouring over the salad.
  6. Peel, stone and slice the avocado, slice the smoked salmon in to bite size pieces and add both to the bowl just before the rice is done.
  7. When the rice is cooked transfer it to the salad bowl and make sure everything is mixed well.
  8. Season with salt and black pepper if you like and serve.
Recipe Notes

If you make this, let me know how it goes and share your photos.  I’d also love to hear how you adapt it to suit yourself.



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