Poke Poke Poke

Poke poke poke! What the heck is poke? Poke is a Hawaiian raw marinated fish salad, typically featuring ahi tuna.  Poke is a new trend in customized fast casual dining. Quite a bit of spots have opened up where customers can design their own poke bowl. Typically, these bowls contain a bed of rice topped with poke. From there, the bowl can be customized with seaweed salad, pickled ginger, edamame, and other toppings.  This trend hasn’t made it everywhere, however, so for my recipe today, we’ll be creating an at home version of my favorite Poke Bowl which features spicy mayonnaise.

Serving size: 2    Prep time: 10 minutes    Cook time: 2 hours (to allow for rice to chill)


  • 6 oz of Ahi Tuna
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of Sriracha (if you would like it spicier, feel free to add more)
  • 1 tbsp of green onion
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • Pickled ginger (optional)
  • Seaweed salad (optional)
  • Dried seaweed (Nori)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


Cook rice in rice cooker or stove top. Once rice is cooked, refrigerate between one to two hours.

Cut ahi into cubes and set aside. To create the spicy mayo, mix mayonnaise, sriracha, and sesame oil in a medium sized bowl. Add cubed ahi into the mixing bowl and thoroughly coat.

After the rice has chilled, place into serving bowls.  Evenly top the rice with poke.  Garnish with thin slices of cucumber and avocado.  Top with sesame seeds, nori, green onion, pickled ginger and seaweed salad as desired.



Author: livelovegrub

Devoted wife, mommy to my angel baby Bella and fur babes, and food lover!

2 thoughts on “Poke Poke Poke”

  1. Maria! This looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to try making something with tuna but was so intimated by it but I totally feel like I can make this recipe! So excited for your new blogging adventure and can’t wait to see whats next 🙂



    1. Thank you so much, Jocelyn! This recipe is so incredibly easy. And if you know of anyone who can’t stomach the idea of raw tuna, searing it helps as well. I hope you enjoy it, as well as all the other recipes I will be posting soon.

      Get your grub on!


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