Poke bowls are one of the most popular food trends that have taken over the world in recent years. Poke, a Hawaiian dish that traditionally combines a marinated diced raw fish base with other ingredients such as seaweed, vegetables, and rice, is filling, delicious, and healthy.
Here are three proteins that you absolutely have to try in your next poke bowl.
Ahi tuna is probably the most traditional and classic protein for a poke bowl. This special, especially flavorful variety of the fish is fantastic as a base for the poke bowl due to how it interacts with the rest of the flavors present. Be sure to try it with sesame seeds and seaweed!
Salmon is another great fish option for poke. Although ahi tuna is the most popular type of fish used in poke, salmon has grown in popularity in recent years as a fish with a similar profile. We love topping our salmon poke bowls with soy-based sauces.
Are you vegetarian or vegan and looking to try a poke bowl? Try marinated tofu as the base for your poke bowl! It might not be the traditional fish base that the dish normally has, but it’s a darn good substitute that is similar in both flavor and texture.