Sometimes you wake up a little bit later than your friends only to find your timeline and a group chat talking about a new hype. Last Monday, Sophia, Maria & Kai (from IN SEARCH OF) & My Bestie, Foodie and awesome photographer Ailine were thrilled talking about Poke and how we should do a "cookalong" on saturday. I jumped to my mac and started the research.
Poke has nothing to do with Pokemon Go, but is hyping almost as much. Poke (pronounced Poukai) is not Japanese but Hawaiian and is a fish salad! Though the seasonings are very influenced by japanese cuisine. Traditionally, it was just raw fish dipped in Soy Sauce and wasabi, but nowadays it has evolved (get the poke joke?)
And how do we poke? it is easy! You start with a BASE of rice or salad then comes the FISH of choice with or without marinade, followed by TOPPINGS of your choice. It almost feel like making Fro-Yo.
Once we set the date, we started to plan our Poke Evening. Deutsche See send us an amazing sortiment of fish and caviar: Rose Artic Smoked Salmon, Coho Wild Salmon, SAKU Tuna and Char Caviar... what a selection and what a great quality.
Tvino sent us some great wines to pair with our Poke Bonanza: 2015 PFLÜGER Blanc de Noir (remember the Ylajali dinner when I met Mr. Pflüger himself?), 2014 GYSLER KAMMERTON RIESLING, 2014 FLORA RIESLING, SCHEUREBE, and more
Now Let´s start Poking!
500 gr Sushi Rice
4 tbsp Rice vinegar
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Salt
2 tbsp roasted seeds (optional)
Cook the rice after the package instructions, once it's done, add vinegar, sugar, seeds and salt and let it cool. It is always better to take the rice to a non-metallic bowl and add the vinegars and Co. using a wooden spoon... it is something about chemistry and oxidation.
700 gr Artic Rose Smoked Salmon from Deutsche See
1 part Sesame Oil
1 part Soya Sauce
2 parts Lime juice
Cut the salmon in 1x1 cm dices and cover with the Lime, Soya and Sesam oil. The lime will cook abit the fish, so dont let it soak for too long.
Sriracha or Wasabi Sauce
1 part Crème Fraîche
1 part Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise
Mix both and add as much Sriracha or wasabi paste as u want. They will taste better if you make them one day in advance.
7-10 Cherry tomatoes, diced
5 scallion stems, in rings
1 red chilli, diced
2 limes, juiced
2-3 tbsp soy Sauce
1 tbsp Mirin (optional)
Mix all in a bowl and let ist rest for at least an hour.
CEVICHE SALMON POKE RECIPE
BASE: Salad & Rice
FISH: Artic Rose with Lime Sesam Marinade
TOPPINGS: Avocado, Mango, Edamame, Pimentos, Salsa, Sriracha Sauce, Nori Leaves, Char Caviar, scallions, Sesam Seeds and Wonton Chips.
Maria & Sofia made poke bowls with the other 2 kinds of fish - Check their story and recipes here
We had a blast!!!! The Food and wine was on spot... Company and Conversation as well.. what a Night!
So what I think about this trend? love it and it should stay for a while! I cant wait to poke again!
Thanks Ailine for the beautiful pictures, Deutsche See for the delicious Fish and Tvino for the wine!
Food is always best with people you love...But better than words, the awesome pictures made by Ailine will show you what a great night we had:
And dont forget to check the Poke bowls from my twin sisters from another mister at INSEARCH OF.. check out how they prepared the Tuna and the Coho Wild salmon!
Here you can find all my fave recipes, from oldies to paleo and from family secrets to restaurant inspired gems.