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How to Make Salmon Poke (Video)

Today, I’ll share how to prepare salmon poke, a dish that has gained popularity on Instagram. Originating from Hawaii and influenced by Japanese cuisine, this trendy dish is now commonly found in restaurants and specialty chains.

Poke has become a sensation on Instagram, originating from Hawaii with Japanese influences, making it a dish commonly found in restaurants and specialty chains.

What is poke?

Originally, poke consisted of fresh fish marinated with salt, seaweed, and kukui nuts. With the influence of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii, soy sauce and sesame oil were introduced. Over time, variations in fish options like salmon, tuna (ahi), or octopus (tako) have emerged. Poke shops also offer the choice to pair it with rice, transforming it from a snack typically accompanied by seaweed into a complete meal.

Hawaiian Poke vs. Hawaiian Poke Continental.

There are two significant differences between traditional Hawaiian poke and the version found in the US and Europe.

First, in Hawaii, poke is marinated to enhance the fish’s flavor, whereas in the West, the sauce is typically added on top. Second, traditional Hawaiian poke excludes ingredients like quinoa, chicken, cauliflower, corn, cabbage, mango, or orange, which are sometimes included in Western variations.

However, cooking is about enjoyment and experimentation, so feel free to explore these variations if you like!

Homemade salmon poke recipe.

How to make salmon poke at home

The beauty of poke lies in its simplicity and ease of preparation. I enjoy it either with sushi rice or, when time is short, I savor it in the classic way – without rice and accompanied by nori seaweed.

The recipe I’m sharing today strikes the perfect balance between traditional and Western poke. Using salmon as the foundation, I marinate it in the classic style, but in addition to soy sauce and sesame oil, I incorporate mayonnaise, sriracha sauce for a mildly spicy kick, and spring onion.

I personally prefer straightforward poke bowls. If I choose to pair it with something, my go-to additions are avocado, sesame seeds, and toasted nori seaweed. Nevertheless, this base is incredibly versatile, allowing you to customize it with your favorite ingredients, such as edamame, cucumber, or wakame seaweed, among other options.

How to Make Salmon Poke
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Poke has become one of those dishes that have taken Instagram by storm. Of Hawaiian origin and with Japanese influences, this dish has become so popular that it is easy to find it in restaurants and specialized chains.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Marinate: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Accompaniment, Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: Easy | Easy, Rice, Sushi
Cooking method: Crudo
Servings: 2
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g salmon
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise I recommend Kewpie
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce or Tamari
  • ½ tbsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • sushi Rice optional
  • spring onion optional
  • sesame seeds optional

Instructions

  • Optionally, prepare the sushi Rice.
  • Cut the 200 g salmon into cubes.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. mayonnaise , ½ tbsp. sriracha, and 1 tsp. sesame oil. Mix well.
  • Add the salmon to the mixture and combine thoroughly.
  • Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  • Slice the spring onion, which serves as an excellent garnish for this poke. You can also enhance it with toasted sesame seeds, nori seaweed cut into thin strips, and even a few slices of avocado – the choice is yours.
  • Add the selected garnishes and serve, optionally, on top of rice.

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Nutrition

Calorias: 213kcal | Carbohidratos: 1g | Proteina: 21g | Grasa: 14g | Grasas saturadas: 2g | Colesterol: 58mg | Sodio: 677mg | Potasio: 515mg | Fibra: 1g | Azúcar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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