Poke is a traditional Hawaiian appetizer of diced raw fish tossed with onion, soy sauce, spicy seasonings, and fresh citrus. As this recipe demonstrates, poke is surprisingly easy to make when you start with the right ingredients.
With raw fish, quality is key, so purchase sushi-grade salmon or tuna from your local market or health food store. Use liquid aminos in place of traditional soy sauce to cut back on sodium, or substitute raw cauliflower “rice” to lower the carbs. Try shirataki noodles for a grain-free alternative, or for a low-calorie twist—pun intended—serve over a bed of zucchini noodles.
When you start with such pure and simple ingredients, the possibilities are endless. Get creative with your variations, and you’ll find you can adapt this recipe to fit any point of your lean-gains cycle.