A raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, poké is gaining steam on the mainland as a healthy, fresh lunch option. Chef Dakota Weiss of new Santa Monica, California, restaurant Sweetfin Poké is putting a Golden State–inspired twist on the dish with sustainably caught fish, vegetable, and tofu poke bowls, which are filled with your protein of choice, farmers market–fresh vegetables, interesting sauces, and spices. We daresay it’s the new sushi!
If you’re not in the area, you can easily make it at home. Today, Weiss is sharing her recipe for the restaurant’s new seasonal dish: hamachi poké with carrot, lime and Sriracha sauce, sugar snap peas, mint, and toasted coconut. Note: You’ll need a juicer for this recipe. Bon appétit and aloha!
NOTE: Serves 4 people (each portion 5 oz.).
Ingredients for the sauce
1/2 cup fresh carrot juice
1/4-inch piece ginger (add to your juicer while juicing the carrots)
3 1/2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. mirin
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. Sriracha sauce
Directions for the sauce
Mix all ingredients together!
4 servings brown rice, steamed, or kelp noodles
1 1/2–lb. hamachi loin (about 1 side); cut out the bloodline and dice the flesh into 1/2-inch cubes
1 bunch (mixed-colored) baby carrots, washed, peeled, and julienned thinly (with a mandolin if possible)
1/4 lb. sugar snap peas (julienne them and set aside)
10 leaves fresh mint, chiffonade and save some baby leaves for garnish
1/2 shallot, brunoise
Zest of 1 lime
3 green onions, chopped
1 tbsp. mixed black and white toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup toasted coconut
Pinch Himalayan salt
Directions for the bowl
Divide brown rice or kelp noodles into 4 bowls. Mix all remaining ingredients together and serve evenly among the bowls. Top with sauce. Enjoy!
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