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Seared salmon poke bowl

Easy Weeknight Poke Bowl


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 29 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This delicious spin on a poke bowl features seared salmon and veggies in a colorful bowl, an easy dinner recipe perfect for beginners!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white rice
  • 4 medium fillets salmon
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, divided
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/4 medium red cabbage (2 cups shredded)
  • 1 large English cucumber (3 cups shredded)
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. If frozen, thaw the salmon according to the package instructions
  2. Make the rice using How to Cook Rice or Instant Pot Rice.
  3. With the salmon lying flat on a cutting board, run a sharp knife between the skin and the flesh to remove the skin. Cut the salmon into 1 inch squares and add it to a medium bowl. Note that thinner parts of the salmon may shred a bit (this is okay). Add 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, and the sriracha to the salmon and stir gently. Allow to marinate while preparing the vegetables.
  4. Thinly slice the cabbage (2 cups). Place it in a medium bowl and mix it together with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar.
  5. Julienne the cucumber into long thin strips (3 cups; we used a handheld julienne peeler). Place in a medium bowl and mix with 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil.
  6. Peel the carrots into long ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Place in a medium bowl and mix with 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds.
  7. Dice the avocado (if using). Slice the green onions on the bias.
  8. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over high heat. When hot, add the salmon and cook for about 30-45 seconds until just cooked. Immediately remove to a clean bowl and add the green onions, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and 1 or 2 pinches of kosher salt.
  9. To serve, scoop rice or quinoa into bowls, then top with the vegetables and salmon. If desired, garnish with additional sesame seeds.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Easy Dinner Recipes for Beginners, Poke Bowl, Weeknight Poke Bowl