Since moving away from Hawaii this past April I’ve really been craving one of my favorite Hawaiian foods- the poke bowl. For those of you who are unfamiliar, poke (pronounced poke-A) is typically raw ahi tuna tossed in a sauce and it’s often served over warm white rice and topped with a variety of things like avocado, cucumber, green onions and furikake. When I saw Trader Joe’s new Sesame-Crusted Hardwood Smoked Ahi Tuna (sold next to the cult favorite Everything But the Bagel Smoked Salmon) I knew I had to buy it! I immediately turned it into a delicious spicy ahi tuna poke bowl! Keep reading to see the easy recipe I used.
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Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl Using Trader Joe’s Sesame-Crusted Hardwood Smoked Ahi Tuna
Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl
1 packet of Trader Joe’s Sesame-Crusted Hardwood Smoked Ahi Tuna (it says a package is 2 servings but I ate the whole thing for lunch when I fixed it)
2 tbsp Sriracha
2 tbsp Mayonnaise
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
White Rice (I used Trader Joe’s frozen Jasmine Rice, brown rice can also be used)
1/2 an Avocado, cubed
Chopped Green Onion
Diced Cucumber (I used 1 baby cucumber)
Furikake to taste
- Cut ahi tuna into bite sized cubes.
- Mix together sriracha, mayonnaise, soy sauce and sesame oil.
- Add tuna to sauce mixture and toss to coat.
- Place rice in bowl and top with spicy tuna.
- Add toppings to taste. Enjoy!
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I am craving a good Hawaiian poke’ bowl so badly!! My city doesn’t have a Trader Joe’s, but I can probably find a similar option to this at Whole Foods.
This looks so delicious, I have planned a weekend trip to TJs. I am so excited to try this!!
They were out of the tuna due to supply chain issues would everything bagel smoked salmon or plain smoked salmon work?
I haven’t tried that but I’ve heard of others trying that with success! You won’t get the poke texture you get with the tuna but I bet it’ll still be good.