What I miss most while traveling…
My cats. And although I could write a full post about how I deal with the separation anxiety, I will spare you & talk to you about what I miss second most… Food. Home-cooked, healthy- food that is.
Eating out for every meal can take a toll on my waistline, so there is not much I love more than getting home from a trip, heading to Trader Joes & cooking up a storm. I wanted to share with you the dishes I miss most while gone…
This week’s feature is super trendy right now, & for good reason… It is healthy, easy to whip together, delicious, & really pretty to photograph.
So what is poke?
It is technically a raw fish salad that is served in Hawaii. However, to me, it is basically a sushi bowl- think burrito bowl from Chipotle, only better!
I like the flexibility of putting in whatever you may want/have in your fridge at the moment. We usually have all of the ingredients on hand, besides the fish, so this is a weekly meal in our home. I have gotten most of my friends/family hooked on poke after Aryan & I tried it in Los Angeles last year & hopefully I will hook you too!
- Sushi-grade salmon and/or tuna (buy this at Whole Foods, there is a little freezer dedicated to just this) (0.3lbs or 5 oz. per person is my go-to measurement when HUNGRY)
- Sticky rice
- Rice vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Pickled ginger
- Fried shallots (or just buy fried onions from the salad-topping section)
- Grapefruit, mango, mandarin or really whatever fruit you want
- Toasted sesame seeds
For Shushu’s Sauce:
- Ponzu sauce
- Sriracha (add to taste)
For Aryan’s Sauce:
- Lime juice or yuzu sauce
- Serranos (diced up)
- Cook the rice per instructions (throw in a tbs of rice wine vinegar)
- While rice is cooking, cut up/prepare all the ingredients you chose
- Mix the ingredients for the sauce (see below)
- Put together your bowl as desired!
- Make sure you de-thaw the fish you chose per the instructions on the box
- If you want an even more delicious bowl, make crispy rice. I usually take my cooked rice, put some oil on a pan, and fry up the rice until golden brown and crispy
- Aryan and I like two diff sauces on our bowls, so choose whichever you prefer (P.S. Aryan’s is spicy!)