I went 70 miles offshore of Tofino, BC. The water on the beautiful west coast I get to call home started off as a greenish dark colour, and changed to a bright crystal clear dark blue the farther offshore we went. It was pure magic. Fishing for tuna is a bit different than jigging for halibut or fishing for salmon. When tuna bite, it’s seven rods down, adrenaline kicks in, and nothing else matters in the world but getting those fish to the boat. It was a magical day off shore fishing, playing with sharks, watching epic whales and a potential swordfish in the company of an epic crew.
My go to veggies for ‘my’ perfect bowl, of course this can be altered and simplified however you prefer or just add whatever you have laying around. I like using a cheese grater for my tougher veggies like carrots and cucumber, but totally up to you. I will also add, I know cilantro is a favourite by many, but in my opinion it is the devil’s lettuce, so my bowls will never include that addition, but feel free! Some poke bowls have not been as extravagant, so feel free to be less bougie than what’s below. What matters is you have fresh fish (or sushi grade), decent rice, and some colorful things to spice up your life! Without further ado, here’s my go to poke bowl recipe.
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Time to Make:
1lb Tuna Loin
2 tablespoon avocado oil
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of Bragg’s liquid soy
3 diced up green onions
1 tablespoon white and/or black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon of chili flakes
1 Cup Rice
Masago (Seaweed salad)
2 Tablespoons Pickled Ginger
1 Red Onion
1. Chop the tuna into little cubes and put the marinade and tuna in a container.
2. Shake it up and stick it in the fridge while you prep the rest of the bowl, about 15-30 minutes
3. Make the rice (this can be proper sushi rice, or any brown or white rice). I like to add a cap full or two of rice vinegar and a teaspoon of sugar to classic basmati white rice to add a bit of flavour before bringing to a boil.
4. When the rice is cooking, prepare the veggies.
5. Chop and slice all veggies to desired quantity and add to the bowl.
6. Once rice is finished, begin building the bowl.
7. Remove tuna from marinade and add to bowl.
8. Garnish with desired amount of limes, seaweed, sesame seed, and green onions.
9. Once complete, pat yourself on the back while looking into your epic Poke bowl, squeeze that lime and enjoy!
10. Once you’ve assembled your bowl to your liking, before indulging, snap a pic! Send it to your friends and family to make them jealous, and then send it to me on Instagram @KendraStoner so I can see your masterpiece too!