Spicy Mayo Salmon Poke

   Ever since C and I visited Hawaii a few years back, poke remains as one of our trip highlights.

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After I found this amazing recipe on Two Red Bowls, I knew this was something that we had to try making… asap.

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We modified the original recipe slightly.

  • 1 lb salmon fillet, sashimi grade
  • 2 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 large pieces of sushi seaweed, cut into short strips
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Optional – fresh squeeze of lemon juice
  1. Rinse and cut the fish into bite-sized cubes then place in a large bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients into the bowl. Reserve some onions, seaweed, and sesame seeds for garnish.
  3. Refrigerate poke for at least 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Oh my goodness… it was so good. The perfect combination of spice, tang, sweetness, and saltiness – basically an explosion of flavors in every bite. I think next time I will try adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to add some acidity.

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My family didn’t seem to be huge fans of this dish, but that was okay because C and I happily finished the rest of the poke.

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The only downside to this dish was the cost of sashimi grade salmon – it wasn’t super expensive, but it definitely wouldn’t be an ideal dish that you could bring something like a potluck… unless you were willing to buy a ton of sashimi!

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. meg says:

    Poke is my favorite thing ever! I like doing Poke Bowls. I and put rice, poke, and seaweed salad all together for a complete meal.

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    1. Janine says:

      Ohh poke bowls sound delicious! Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. tworedbowls says:

    Oh my gosh, Janine! I’m SO flattered that you tried it!!! This just completely made my day. Your version sounds fantastic and I love that you added nori. (Also, I’m curious, what’s Japanese mayonnaise?) Anyway, thank you soo much :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Haha Was so glad we tried the recipe and thank you again for posting it in the first place! Japanese mayo has a slightly different/ richer taste (not sure how to describe it) and is a little thinner in consistency – it comes in a squeeze bottle.

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      1. tworedbowls says:

        Oh it sounds delicious! I always felt like mine was almosttt a dead ringer for Foodland poke but just missing something — maybe that’s it!! I’ll have to see if I can find it next time. :) Thanks for the tip and thanks again for posting my recipe!

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      2. Janine says:

        No worries and I hope you are able to find the mayo!

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  3. saucygander says:

    I’ve never had poke but love anything involving raw salmon or tuna. This recipe sounds really good.

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    1. Janine says:

      Oh, you’ll have to give this recipe a try! I promise you won’t regret it!

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  4. I love poke, especially salmon! Definitely going to try making this–thanks for sharing!

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    1. Janine says:

      Salmon is my favourite too! I hope you like the recipe =]

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  5. This looks sooo good! I love sashimi but I agree on that it could be cheaper – maybe it’s worth trying the flavors in a sauce to an oven baked salmon? Not the same, but maybe close…

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you! Hmmm, that could work. Thought it wouldn’t be the same, it would still probably turn out very tasty. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. The Editor says:

    Reblogged this on Recipe Reblog.

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  7. Love sashimi as does my son so will definitely give this a try the next time I see sashimi grade salmon. This sound absolutely delicious!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks for stopping by and (yay!) I hope you both like the recipe!

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