Updated: May 11
Spring is here! Time for a fun, lighter dish as we welcome in the sun. This week we would like to shine a light on our lovely Yellowfin Tuna, it's sashimi-grade with a mild taste. A poke bowl is the perfect fresh dish.
About Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi)
Tuna can get up to 6 feet long with a lifespan around 7 years. Yellowfin, also referred to as Ahi in Hawaiian, is often eaten raw (sushi-grade) or cooked medium rare with an outside hard sear.
Yellowfin (Ahi) Tuna Poke Bowl
This is a classic Hawaiian dish, very light, refreshing and healthy! Our recipe uses raw tuna that has been marinated with soy sauce, sesame oil and onion. The rest of the bowl is quick and easy to make at home - served over cold rice and optional veggies for some additional crunch.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 4-5
1 pound Yellowfin Tuna, sushi-grade, cubed
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
Tamari sauce would work too and is usually GF
1/2 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 cup thinly sliced Green Onion (save a little extra for garnish)
1 1/2 tablespoons Sesame Seeds (save a little extra for garnish)
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
3 cups of Cooked Rice
Optional: Sliced Cucumbers, Peeled Carrots, Edamame, Sliced Avocado, Seaweed
Combine all sauce ingredients (excluding tuna, rice and optional veggies) in a large mixing bowl.
Add the Tuna to the bowl and evenly coat the fish in the sauce.
Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (or I prefer an hour).
Serve over cold rice and top with extra green onions and sesame seeds.
Add sliced cucumber. Feel free to get creative and add your own raw veggies or seaweed strips to make it fun and colorful too.
We actually loved how easy and delicious this recipe was that we made it twice for this post and had fun with different topping variations.
At Foremost Seafood
As well as a great selection of fresh and frozen seafood, we have also expanded our store to offer local, organic pantry products. For this poke bowl, I was able to get all of these ingredients from Foremost:
1# Yellowfin Tuna
Kikkoman Soy Sauce
Nakano Rice Vinegar
Kadoyo Pure Sesame Oil
Mahatama Sushi Rice
Written by: Jada Wlodarski