How to Make Salmon Poke Bowls

poke bowls


Poke bowls are the perfect lunch for a hot summer day. They’re filling, healthy, and easy to make. And they’re even better when you have access to fresh fish. If you’ve never made a poke, it’s time to get started! The ingredients are simple: some rice or quinoa, some seaweed (or other greens), some protein (like tuna or salmon), and then your choice of toppings like sesame seeds or chili sauce.

Perfecting the poke bowl is dependent on your fish

The key to creating a great poke bowl is in finding the right fish for your pallet. You can use any kind of fish you like: salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines. Use whatever kind of marinade you’d like chili garlic sauce or soy sauce will work just as well as lemon juice and ginger roots! Once you’ve got your ingredients measured out and ready for mixing with the marinade. It’s time to start making those bowls!

Marinate the fish in soy sauce

  • Make sure your fish is completely dry before you start. If it’s not, pat it dry with paper towels or a towel.
  • Mix together the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a bowl until they are well mixed. Stir in some mirin if you want more sweetness to your poke bowls. We added just a little bit because our salmon was already sweet enough!
  • Add the fish to this mixture and massage it into each piece for about 2 minutes (at least). You can also use your hands if you’re feeling creative. It helps break down some of those muscle fibers so they’ll cook up tender when cooked later on!

Serve the poke bowl

You can serve the salmon poke bowls with rice if you like. If you’re feeling fancy, some kimchi would be delicious on top! It’s important to use the freshest ingredients possible for this recipe. The salmon should be super sweet and flaky, and it will not taste good if it’s old or frozen.

Get some good ingredients

To start, you’ll want to get the best fish you can find. This is important because if the fish isn’t fresh and wild-caught, it will taste like it. And if your salmon looks like a giant chunk of rubber when you cut into it then don’t bother buying any that’s a sign that something went wrong during processing (or even before). The best way to know whether or not your catch is good? Just look at its eyes! If they’re bright green with no yellowing around them then that means that there was plenty of oxygen in their environment when it was alive. This means good eating for humans too! But what about kimchi? Well, we’re going to assume that unless someone told us otherwise we would never eat something called kimchi without first asking ourselves how much saltiness one should expect from eating this particular vegetable product before deciding whether or not we should continue eating at all.


You now have the tools to make a delicious poke bowl of your own. We hope these tips were useful and that you had fun learning how to make this dish. If you want to get more into Asian cooking, check out our other posts on Japanese food and Vietnamese cuisine.