Celebrate summer with these irresistible spicy sockeye salmon poke bowls! Healthy protein infused with Japanese inspired flavors for a delicious gourmet meal.
These warm summer nights call for some light and healthy cooking! Have you ever tried poke? I fell in love with this dish during my first Hawaiian vacation. It’s actually easy to create delicious poke right at home, where you can customize it with all your favorite ingredients! I made these spicy sockeye salmon poke bowls using the highest quality fish from Luxe Gourmets which ships directly to you.
Fresh wild Alaskan salmon is one of my favorite kinds of poke. The recipe I’m sharing has got a little spice, tang, sweetness and a whole lot of incredible seafood. I can’t wait to show you how to turn dinner into a homemade gourmet meal, let’s go!
The thing that is going to turn your poke experience into one of the most memorable homemade meals is the fish that you select. It’s become a ritual at our home to have Monday night be our salmon night. Why? It’s because this flaky fish is packed with protein, but it also has nutrient rich omega-3 fatty acids that provide heart and brain benefits for a healthy boost. It’s also very fast and easy to prepare, perfect for those busy weeknights.
In my opinion, the quality and taste of wild Alaskan salmon are the best. Just by taking a look at the dark ruby red color, you know that your meal is going to be special. I’ve found that the taste to has a gentle sweetness and gives almost a subtle buttery flavor with each bite, especially when eaten as sashimi or in these salmon poke bowls.
If you’re a seafood lover and want the same high-quality sushi-grade fish that’s reserved for Michelin-starred restaurants, treat yourself to Luxe Gourmets Sockeye salmon!
So you don’t have to wait another minute, this beautiful whole-side of salmon can be shipped overnight! I was so excited when this exquisite culinary gift was delivered. To keep the fish fresh from the ocean, Luxe Gourmets uses a unique, innovative process that freezes the salmon instantly called DreamFreeze technology. This is important because it minimizes the damage to the fish so that taste and texture of the fresh food remain intact once it reaches you, the very happy customer!
You only need five ingredients to make this spicy salmon poke bowl explode with flavor! The marinade is a combination of savory soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey and sesame oil. The abundant fish cubes infuse the wonderful flavors of the sauce, and you are in seafood bliss.
For those who like a little extra heat, a sriracha sauce made with Greek yogurt or mayonnaise can be drizzled on top to add some creaminess to the dish.
Excuse me while I fill my bowl until it overflows!
Do you remember how I told you the best part of poke bowls is customization? This is where you can add your own spin to the dish. I like a lot of vegetables like cabbage and carrots for crunch, brown rice, and some creamy avocado slices.
Don’t forget those homemade pickled cucumbers! The tangy sweet cucumbers help to balance the savory flavors in the sauce while cleaning your palate in between bites. You’ll catch me sneaking a few as I build my poke bowl, ha.
This summer, step away from the grill for a few moments and grab a fresh and healthy spicy salmon poke bowl! Why not throw a build-your-own poke party with friends for a fun feast? This gorgeous sockeye salmon is perfect for a light, wholesome dish. It’s so versatile and can be enjoyed simply as sashimi or even topped on a crunchy salad. How will you create your own memorable meal?
Thank you to Luxe Gourmets for providing the incredible Sockeye salmon and for sponsoring this post! Join in on the ULTIMATE #SashimiSummer with #LuxeGourmets For more delicious seafood inspiration check out Luxe Gourmets on Facebook and Instagram.
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What is the safest way to thaw frozen sushi-grade salmon?
High-quality sushi grade fish can be purchased fresh or frozen. When thawing frozen food, there is a safe method to do this. Many frozen fish fillets come in a vacuum sealed package. The easiest method is to allow the fish to thaw on a paper towel lined sheet pan in the refrigerator. Cut one side of the package to allow air to flow and help quickly defrost the fish. When you thaw inside a refrigerator, it keeps the fish out of the temperature danger zone. You want the fish to be cool, flexible and not icy before using in your dish. Do not refreeze the fish, as the texture and quality of the tuna will not be as good.
- 1 pound sockeye salmon , cut into ¾ inch cubes
- 1/4 cup soy sauce , low sodium, or tamari
- 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar , or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sriracha , or chili paste
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 6-inch persian cucumbers , thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar , Kikkoman
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes , dried
- 2 tablespoons sriracha
- 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt , or light mayonnaise
In a medium-sized bowl combine diced salmon, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha and sesame oil. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine vinegar, water, honey, salt and chili flakes in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
Once boiling turn off heat, add cucumber slices and stir.
Let rest 10 minutes, then transfer cucumber to a container, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons sriracha and 2 tablespoons yogurt or mayonnaise.
Build Poke Bowl- Add any additional desired ingredients to the bowl (like rice or salad) for the base. Top with ½ cup salmon poke, pickled cucumbers, and other toppings. Drizzle poke with sriracha sauce.
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