Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

As you might have noticed, OCD has gotten a new design - a new layout was definitely in need. Loving how it looks so far and hope you enjoy it :)

My little brother Hans is now a big shot investment banker on Wall Street! Ok...  he's actually just the summer intern which is the bottom of the totem pole... but he's in NYC! The perk is getting to see him more since he's just a train ride away from me and a subway ride away from B.

Hopefully he'll get a return offer afterwards, so he'll have a banking job right out of college and hang out with his big sister (when he's not working 120 hrs a week - yikes!).
You might recall Hans from his recipe contributions on the blog (Chicken Stuffed AvocadosNordstrom's Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, and Honey Mint Tea). He's a pretty good cook (and an even bigger eater).
Banking, let alone the kind of banking on Wall Street, is a mysterious field. They're quite formal and have to dress up all the time (my little brother has so many suits!) and spend all day on excel. They're of the few jobs with worse hours than medicine, and I don't envy them.

Hans has definitely been called to the office to work after midnight, and there are nights he sleeps at 4am (or doesn't sleep at all), as he and the bankers crunch numbers for some crazy deadline. There's no weekends. And he's interning at one of the "nicer" banking companies.

I will go to the hospital after midnight for a sick patient. I won't go to the office after midnight to make a powerpoint. #priorities
B and I got to visit Hans in his fancy banking office. Because of the awful banking hours, his company provides breakfast daily and will pay for your dinner takeout if you stay past 8pm (which is literally everyday). Lunch is on your own - so Hans took us to a cute poke takeout place nearby.

Since B and I were "underdressed" (ie not in suits), we weren't allowed to enter the office, only the lobby as mere plebeians. So we sat in the lobby, and ate our delicious poke bowls.
I wanted to recreate the poke bowl since it tasted so good. Hans and B came up to Connecticut on their day off and we made this copycat recipe (B had prepared the tuna prior)! Ours is better because it's got more of the good stuff in it - filled with sashimi!
You can add whatever you like in the poke -just keep in mind more is not always better! Just pick 2-3 sides for your fish of choice to avoid overwhelming the sashimi, and it's perfection. 


Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl



Ingredients
TUNA
tuna sashimi (from grocery or my recipe - just use tuna instead of salmon)

KALE
1 bunch kale, sliced thinly
½ cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
¼ cup sesame oil
1-2 tbsp honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced

POKE BOWL
1 mango, diced
sushi rice, cooked
1 avocado, sliced thinly
seaweed nori rice topping
sesame seeds

Directions
Prepare tuna for sashimi as above (or buy some)

For the kale, whisk the rice wine vinegar, sesame oil,  honey, garlic, and ginger together. Drizzle over the kale in a bowl and massage the dressing into kale leaves. Let is rest for an hour. Toss once more right before you make your poke bowl.

To make the poke bowl, place your sushi rice first.  Top with you tuna sashimi, then mango, kale, and avocado. Garnish with nori rice topping and sesame seeds. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

30 comments

  1. This poke bowl looks amazing! I've never tried bowl but I imagine it's like sushi!

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    1. It is but without the effort of rolling it up all nice and pretty :D

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  2. Wow good job, this looks so pretty! The perfect flat lay

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    1. Thanks! I don't do much flat lay shots, but this recipe lended itself well for it :)

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  3. This looks so fresh and clean! I look forward to trying this at home!

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  4. Lol investment banking isn't all that bad. The work ebbs and flows. But there is a lot of Excel and PowerPoint, and 4am nights are not fun haha

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  5. Oooh tuna AND avocado AND mango AND seaweed! This is my heaven!

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    1. Ah no real seaweed in this (we couldn't find any sadly except for the dried nori topping - but it's got kale which is kind of close)

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  6. Yum this looks so good! :) Shame about your brother's crazy hours, but congrats to him on the internship! :)

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  7. I love a good poke bowl - and this one looks amazing! Also, you have such gorgeous photos. Bookmarking for sure :)

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  8. This looks healthy and delicious. I will try it.

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  9. My stomach growled while reading this. I could eat poke for every meal! I'm saving this recipe for sure! - Erika - MyRevampedLife.com

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  10. Oh yummmmm! Poke bowls are the bessssttttttt! This recipe looks amazing!

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  11. Looks yummy and healthy. Great photos! :)

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  12. first of all congratulations to your brother! and wow that Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl looks amazing! I heard so much about those Poke Bowls recently I am gonna have to try it one day!

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  13. I've never had one of these, but I have always wanted to try it! Thanks for the Recipe!

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  14. We make poke nearly once a week! I prefer seaweed salad over kale though...you might try it sometime! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I have been obsessed with poke bowls lately. If a place had them, I will definitely order them lol! It would be great to learn to make them at home. PS: Love the redesign :)

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  16. It looks good, but I have to admit I have not ventured to enjoy a dish like this. Going to have to step up and try this some time.

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  17. This looks absolutely delicious, I love all the flavors in this dish!

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  18. I don't think I could eat that under normal circumstances. That tuna would have to be cooked. Not a fan of raw fish! :)

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  19. This recipe and photo are my favorite yet! We need to make this more often =)***

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  20. Ooo, I've never had mango in a poke bowl before. That sounds delish!

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