Poke Bowl

Hawaiian Poke Bowl Bar

The Hawaiian word "poke" (pronounced Poh-keh) means "to slice." Originally, poke was a quick snack made from fresh fish fillet bites mixed with salt, seaweed, and crushed nuts. The influence of immigrants introduced a wide variety of poke bowls, with Japanese-style bowls becoming the most popular worldwide. There are also many non-fish versions available. Which is your favorite at the Poke Bowl Bar?
hands-on time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3


Select Your Protein - 1 lb

  • tuna or salmon raw sushi-grade or cooked or grilled
  • shrimp or scallops cooked
  • chicken breast or sirloin beef
  • fried tofu

Select Your Base - 1 cup per serving

  • cooked rice, or other grain
  • shredded lettuce leaves of your choice

Select Your Fresh Veggies & Fruits - 1 cup per serving

  • 1/2 soft veggies & fruits avocado, mango, berries, corn kernels
  • 1/2 firm veggies & fruits edamame, cucumber, red cabbage, pineapple, kale, carrots, sugar or snap peas

Select Your Toppings - 1/4 to 1/2 cup per serving

  • seafood seaweed salad, crab meat
  • fresh produce radish, green onions, jalapeƱos
  • pantry items pickled ginger, crispy onions, coconut flakes, cashews

Poke Bowl Sauce

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 green onion finely chopped

Poke Culinary Spice Kit

  • 1 pouch Citrus Furikake Toasted sesame seeds (white & black), roasted seaweed, ginger, orange peel [1]



  • Cut large proteins, veggies, and fruits into bite-size pieces and chop big toppings.

Season the Protein

  • In a LARGE CUP, mix the poke bowl sauce ingredients with 1-2 tsp of poke spices to taste. Add the protein to the sauce and mix well. Let it marinade for 30 minutes.

Fry the Protein

  • If using chicken, beef, or non-sushi-grade fish, fry it in a PAN until cooked through.


  • Place a base in your BOWL. Add the protein and your choice of veggies and fruits.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings and optionally sprinkle with chili sauce.
  • Dig in and enjoy!


[1] Alternative: Gomashio (Toasted sesame seeds (white & black), sel gris sea salt)
Marceline Reid-Jaques
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Karen Jones
Karen Jones
Wonderful, flavorful meals using readily available ingredients!
ann davis
ann davis
My daughter gave me a subscription as a Christmas present while our families were quarantining together. It was so much fun! It introduced us to several cuisines that were totally new to us. The recipes were easy to follow and the spices were transformative - fresh and pungent and delicious.
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Jessica Brown
The best way to try new dishes!

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