If you’re like me, you probably have a favorite bowl to order when dining out at your local sushi or poke joint. Maybe it’s the spicy salmon bowl with sriracha, or perhaps it’s the spicy tuna with seaweed salad and avocado. While we’ll always be grateful for these classic combinations of fish and rice (and sometimes veggies!), we believe there’s no reason why they should be limited to restaurants. With just a few easy steps, you can make these delicious poke bowls right at home!
- Salmon, Hawaiian Tuna and Octopus. (The Protein)
- Crab and seaweed salad. The best part of a California roll in poke form!
- Brussel sprouts, kale and ginger. A little crunchy and lots of flavor!
- Onions (red & green), furikake seasoning for extra awesome points…and brussel sprouts for even more awesome points!
The First Timer Bowl
The first time you try a poke bowl, it’s best to start with something simple. This bowl combines a base of white rice and avocado slices with tuna, cucumber and crab. If the thought of eating raw fish makes you nervous (or if you’re just not sure how much flavor it will add), this is a great place to start because its mildness allows other ingredients to shine through without overpowering them.
If you’re looking for more inspiration on what kinds of toppings go well together in your first poke bowl experience, check out our other blogs.
Chicken & Shrimp Bowl
Chicken and shrimp are both great sources of protein, so they make a tasty combination in your poke bowl. Shrimp is low in calories, but it’s also high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 (which helps with brain function), selenium (a mineral that supports heart health), zinc (a mineral that promotes healthy skin), and iron (which helps you recover from workouts).
Shrimp has less than 100 calories per serving, so you can add as much as you like without blowing your daily calorie count out of the water!
Tuna Trio Bowl
- Tuna Trio Bowl: If you’re looking for an easy way to mix up your poke bowl, this is it. We’ve taken the best parts of two different bowls (tuna and salmon) and combined them with octopus for a unique flavor profile that will have everyone asking for more!
- Try topping with spicy sauce or a crunchy topping like tempura flakes or fried onions. You can also add avocado for an added boost of healthy fats.
- Serve along side a side salad for an extra dose of greens!
While you can make a poke bowl with whatever ingredients you like, we highly recommend sticking to the following diet restrictions:
- Low carb veggies (like cucumbers)
- Low carb protein (like shrimp)
- Low carb sauces (soy sauce)
- Low carb crunchies (crushed nuts)
Make poke bowls at home or order to go from Koibito Poke
If you’re feeling adventurous, try making your own poke bowl. If not, order to go from Koibito Poke! They have a variety of toppings, sauces and bases to choose from. You can even make it extra spicy or add some furikake (a Japanese seasoning made with dried fish).
- Koibito Poke has a variety of poke bowls including: tuna, salmon, shrimp, chicken, octopus, tofu, spicy tuna, hawaiian tuna, asian chicken and even spicy crab!
- Koibito Poke also has several different sauces that can be added onto any dish: shoyu, spicy shoyu, sweet chili lime, wasabi aioli, sriracha aioli, citrus ponzu, champagne butter, house & teriyaki.
Poke is a delicious and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. If you’re looking for something new to try, these five poke bowl combinations will give you some ideas on what to make at home or order from Koibito Poke!